Painting wood paneling problem.

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tc4all asked 2 years ago

I thought I did everything right. I wanted to repaint some 50 year old dark wood paneling in my den. I cleaned the paneling with TSP. I spackled to fill in all the grooves. I used an electric sander to rough up everything and smooth out all of the spackle. I then painted with primer. The primer is dry but there are spots where I can scrape it off with my thumb nail. I thought I did everything right.  What is wrong and how do I fix it?

1 Answers
MagicDave answered.

You probably used a water based primer… not the way to go… reprime it using a Pigmented Shellac Sealer Primer… follow label directions… then top coat it using a high grade product like Sherwin Williams or Behr… one heavy coat… flat or semi… color of choice…
Good Luck!