What do I use to paint over varnish that is on drywall?

Questions & AnswersCategory: Painting Walls and CeilingsWhat do I use to paint over varnish that is on drywall?
Jane Staff asked 3 years ago

Drywall was painted and then varnish was used over paint to protect wall from water splashes… Worked well, but now I want to paint the wall another color. What can I use as new water based paint rubs off.

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MagicDave Staff answered 3 years ago

Prime it with a Pigmented Shellac Sealer Primer…

crowderpainting Staff answered 3 years ago

Alternately, you can use a fast drying oil base primer like Zinsser Cover Stain. If the wall surface is smooth (no texture) then a light sanding is a good idea to increase adhesion.

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