Hello. I have a small bathroom that was painted with Glidden Evermore
Satin. The paint had been on for a year or so and had no problems.
However, the walls beneath had never been textured for some reason. I
did some remodeling and replaced a doorway with a wall, so of course
there was new drywall there. I figured this would be a good time to
have the whole bathroom textured.
The company that did the texturing used drywall mud that had been
thinned down (the regular stuff in the 5 gallon bucket) rather than the
boxed texture that you add water too. I don't know if that's a problem
or not but I just assumed that they knew what they were doing.
After letting the new texture dry overnight, I put on a coat of the
Kilz Premium water-based primer. I then let that dry for eight hours
with a fan blowing into the bathroom for circulation. I live in
Colorado and this being winter means the humidity is very low. After
the eight hours, I noticed a few little chunks in the texture that I
decided to remove with a razor blade. When I did that I found that the
paint was very pliable and would peel off easily. I then tried removing
a piece of painters tape that was used to mask the shower tiles and
found that it would pull off large pieces of the new paint. I know that
you are normally supposed to use a razor blade to trim along the tape;
this was just done as a test.
Now I am concerned that I will have to somehow remove all the new
primer and start over. I went back to Home Depot where I purchased the
paint and they had no idea what was wrong. One person mentioned that
there is a special primer that is meant for new drywall and texture. I
looked at it and it was only $8 per gallon, compared to the $19 Kilz. I
am assuming that the Kilz should do a better job, especially since most
of the new texture was applied over the layer of satin rather than
just bare drywall.
Any suggestions woudl be appreciated.