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denzelthedog

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:02 pm Reply with quote

I want to paint over some lyncrusta type paper that has been varnished..Whats the difference between primer and undercoat.I want to emulsion the paper.Will it matter what i use.
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Lyngarth

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:49 pm Reply with quote

As it has varnish on it I would recommend you use a coat of zinsser first, this will seal the varnish and give you a good base for the emulsion.
As to what zinsser to use is up to you, but I now only use cover stain, its an oil base primer/stain block but will take emulsion with out any problems.

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denzelthedog

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:11 pm Reply with quote

Thank you for your speedy reply.I will buy the product you recommended.
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