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Home Office Walls

Project Scenario

Kevin is a commercial painter. He wants "Eggshell" to repaint offices and hallways at Big Deal, Inc. What product does he want?


  • Patch holes as required and spot prime.
  • Spot prime any bare substrates.
  • If current paint is a gloss alkyd coating, scuff sand with 150 grit sandpaper to create "tooth" and prime with First Coat Interior/Exterior Primer.
  • Black scuff marks from shoes should be primed with Z-Prime primer.

Primer Coat (Bare gypsum wall board)

Best: 503501 Horizon Primer/Sealer
Better: 507801 Scotseal
Good: 507701 Roseal

Top Coat

Best: 5x350xx Horizon Interior
Better: 533001x Lasyn Eggshell
Good: 523101x Master Painter Satin

Caution! Things to consider

  • The higher the gloss or sheen, the more durable, but the more the substrate imperfections will appear.
  • The lower the gloss or sheen, the better the wall will appear, but scrub resistance will not be as strong.
  • Eggshell is a generic term - use draw downs to verify expectations of gloss or use.
  • Horizon Interior paints will dry odor free for those employees who are sensitive to paint smell.

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