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 Post subject: Painting Drywall
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:29 am 
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If I'm painting drywall and plaster, do I need to prime first?

What are the advantages of priming?


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 Post subject: Re: Painting Drywall
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:05 am 
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I would say prime the drywall. Plaster you should be able to paint right over. Dependent of course on the condition (stains, mild dew, etc)

Dry wall is real good at sucking up the paint and not covering very well. At least if its never been painted before. If its already painted...primer gives you a "fresh canvas" to work with.

The best primer is Kilz..covers pretty much everything, even has a mildew resistent series.


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 Post subject: Re: Painting Drywall
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:58 pm 
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New drywall should ALWAYS be primed. As previously stated, drywall will suck up the paint, leaving it blotchy with uneven coverage & color. If you've done spot repairs (re-taped seams, replaced portions, etc.), prime these repair areas.

If plaster is new, ALWAYS prime it.

If it's new......prime it!

Jim


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