Real Estate Roundtable

Painting Drywall
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Author:  emilie [ Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:29 am ]
Post subject:  Painting Drywall

If I'm painting drywall and plaster, do I need to prime first?

What are the advantages of priming?

Author:  johnooch [ Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:05 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Painting Drywall

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.

Author:  JimD-66 [ Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Painting Drywall

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 it!


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