how to paint interior stucco wall

United States
January 21, 2007 9:50pm CST
walls are a swirl type design of stucco are white now maybe primer this area is in the sanctuary of church and will be done be lay persons also would like to know what tools are needed and painting ideas
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@kavita23 (2996)
• India
22 Jan 07
there is some thing for u, It depends on which room you are painting the walls in. For kitchens and bathrooms you would want a semi-gloss or something that is easy to wash off. For bedrooms or living rooms that type of room, I like matte or eggshell finish. I really can't stand any paint with a glare to it. They do make washable eggshell paint. Also get water based. have found most of the paints sold at hardware stores, Home Depot, Lowe's, etc. to all be fine. But you need to match your paint to the room--i.e. you need a pearl or enamel finish for bathrooms, you might want a pearl finish for kids bedrooms since it is easier to wash, and most decorators prefer flat for living rooms, dining rooms, etc. I find latex to be just fine and it washes up with soap and water. Ask the guys in the paint dept--they love to give advice! Also the secret to a successful paint job is good preparation. Make sure you remove all switchplates, towel bars, etc.-- don't be lazy!! Almost any latex paint unless you want an alkyd flat enamel, a far more durable surface. However not all stores sell alkyd flat enamel. Sherwin Williams does and I think Dulux does, and those would be classified as industrial finishes. I would not use any behr paint even to paint the inside of a garbage can and I don't like Benjamin Moore. You will find the wall paints at Lowes the easiest to put on, not so much drag on the roller or the brush. good luck & best of luck. happy mylot day.