Forum Title: Locker Room Repaint Help
Looking for advice. I am repainting a cinder block locker room that is currently painted with a semi gloss oil based paint. Assuming I need to use a liquid sander or deglosser and assuming I need to prime. Athletic Director wants the paint to be very durable and washable, as it is a high school locker room. What primer and paint would you use? Am I overthinking? Players will be in the locker room the next day, so I don't want any smells. Thanks!
Category: Painter Post By: JIMMIE BALL (Great Falls, MT), 07/08/2019

Forget the deglossers. They cause you more headaches IMO. I would use an orbital to aggressively scuff sand the surface. Wipe down all the dust. Apply a bonding primer such as Zinsser 123. It's specifically designed to bond to glossy surfaces. As for topcoats, I don't know of any with low odor that would fit your needs. SW makes a nice, shiny latex epoxy in semi gloss, but it has a very strong odor. I'm sure others will chime in shortly.

- DEBORAH CLARK (Owensboro, KY), 08/27/2019

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