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So the new house...

some kids colored with a green marker on the wall. The former tenant painted over it. It seeped through the hideous dark orange color she painted it. So, we covered the deep orange with the high cover primer and still, the green marker seeps through! how do I stop it from going through the paint!


Asked by lovinangels at 12:00 AM on Aug. 25, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • you need to invest in a can of kilz stain can get it at walmart or lowes etc..its about 24 bucks a can but hey its sooo worth it..if your first coat does not work just appy one more and it will work

    Answer by jorjiegirl at 12:04 AM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • Try a good quality paint. We use Valspar from Lowes and it covers great. It's got primer built in and it's the best paint we've ever used.

    Answer by scout_mom at 12:02 AM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • Wow! Maybe go ahead and get some paint stripper to get to the bottom of it and try to erase the marker.

    Answer by txdaniella at 12:02 AM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • I would try a high coverage paint. It may require extra coats just on the marker. I like Benjamin Moore Super Spec but there are others out there that are good.

    Answer by CorrinaWithrow at 12:04 AM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • may have to start from scratch the whole wall..

    Answer by Patientchild3 at 12:08 AM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • did you use Kilz? I've never had anything bleed through that

    Answer by elizabiza at 4:33 PM on Aug. 25, 2010