Oil Based Primer used on newly plastered walls.

Postby suewilson » Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:49 pm


We have just painted the newly plastered walls in our bathroom with a HomeBase primer that is suitable for interior and exterior wood, metal, plaster and brickwork.

Unfortunately we didn't read all the text on the tin and it says not suitable for use on large areas e.g. walls & ceilings. We had pretty much finished the job when we read this - of course!! It is an oil based primer, stinks like gloss paint and has gone on really think.

Will be be able to paint straight over it with paint suitable for Bathrooms? Or will we have to do something else first. Will it remain on our walls or is it likely to peel off!

Help pls!!!!!!! Thanks!!!!!!
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Postby stoneyboy » Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:06 pm

Assuming you have ended up with a matt finish you should be OK. Try applying your chosen finishing paint on a small area and see what happens.
I think you will find the recommendation not to use the primer on large areas is due to the amount of fumes that would be given off - it probably says on the tin "do not breathe vapours etc".
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