Friday, September 15, 2006

I Love the Smell of Primer In the Morning

We're using Kilz original primer on our walls and ceiling, because of its reported ability to trap odors and stains. One thing I learned from calling the manufacturer: before it's painted, the primer is only good for 30 days. After that, you have to sand it, reprime and start over. This was a surprise because we originally planned to prime everything first, then paint at our leisure. We now realize we have to get the paint coats down relatively soon.

Also they recommend adequate ventilation, but when it comes to Kilz the cartridge-based respirator-mask is the best $30 I think I've ever spent; by the time we had the ceiling painted the room was just toxic, despite having the windows open. But the masks take care of all of the fumes.

1 comment:

Kriss said...

Amlet struggle... better a primer intoxication or a smoke intoxication? :-))