I'm going to re-paint a white wooden building which badly needs re-
painting. I've had good luck with Kilz white interior paint coverage. Any
comments on using Kilz-2 for exterior? Long-lasting? Good coverage? Maybe
I can get by with one coat?
"When you choose the lesser of two evils, always
remember that it is still an evil." - Max Lerner
Old fashion oil is still the best for bare wood primer, years ago I
used Kils labeled exterior also, it failed in 6 months, the rep would
do nothing on backing it up. Sherwin Williams has many times backed
their warranty for me.
I've been using Kilz (we're talking about primer here, right?) for
years, but a local painting contractor tells me that, basically, it's
shit. At least the latex stuff. He uses a good-quality oil-based primer,
which is what I'm going to start using from now on.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute
conversation with the average voter.
I've been using Kilz for years, too; and I'm also a painter. It works
fine, especially for filling grain on wood that's to be painted. Put it
on, sand it down, repeat.
Everybody has his favorite product. I just tried some white-pigmented
shellac as a primer/sealer as recommended by lots of woodworkers. I
found it _must_ be sprayed to get a smooth coat. I prefer to brush. Oh
Lots of painters swear by oil-based paint, but I find the high quality
water-based products do just as good a job most of the time, and the
cleanup is in the kitchen sink. Preparation is very important.
And 75% of the job sometimes. And if you don't do the 75 the 25 comes out
This HUD Wreck I'm doing the outside on now has siding that has not been
painted in a loooong time. 3/4 of it has to be scraped and wire brushed.
That's done. Now priming...with tinted Kilz-2. Then paint.
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