Try Painting With Primer

When confronted with constant touch-up issues, spray primer on affected areas

Try painting with primer, as your primary finish coat, the next time you repaint the ceiling and walls.

Why would you do this, you ask?

There's no law that says you have to use a "ceiling white" paint when repainting a ceiling. Sometimes you have to "think outside the box" (yeah, I'm getting tired of that cliche' myself, but just couldn't resist) when trying to maintain seldom seen, high-use areas in your home.

By seldom seen high-use areas, I mean ordinary room settings where people, animals (and other things like furniture and clothing) come in contact with surfaces like ceilings, and closet walls.

I certainly am not recommending using primer as your main coating for your walls and ceilings in your house, say, in your living room, or bedroom, or bathroom. I'm talking about the surfaces away from the "public eye", that most people (outside you and your family) will not see.

Surface Areas That Take A Pounding

The following list includes areas that, in my experience, really do fall outside the box, in terms of conventional thinking as it applies to interior painting. These areas certainly could stand painting with primer, because of the (mostly unintended) abuse that is inflicted upon them, and can be, in turn, touched up rather easily.

They are:

* Closet walls

* Laundry Rooms

* Ceilings (for most any room)

* Storage rooms

* Garage area

* Basement walls

* Rental Property

(This method is especially ideal for rental property owners who simply don't have the time nor money to constantly keep cycling through rental units.)

Many times you will see in these areas scruff marks , dirty hand prints, gashes, and various other nicks and scratches that when repaired, can be be easily repainted with primer, such as Kilz stainblocker/primer.

Then, when a water stain , scruff mark, or something similar appears and can't be wiped off with a wet rag, spray some more primer on the affected area, and let dry. Your done.

By using Kilz, or a similar product for original coat, and subsequent touch-up, you ensure consistent color match. Just remember, if you use Kilz to paint, use Kilz primer in a spray can to touch-up.

Remember, the objective here is to reduce the amount of work, and time spent doing the rework, and expense. Obviously, if you can simply touch-up an area with spray on primer, you're already ahead of the game.

For other information, try my stainblocker page.

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