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j2dabizo 09-05-2012 08:26 PM

After Skim Coat...Gardz or 123??? Help!!!
Hi Everyone..

I've been searching all night for an answer on the net, and I'm just not finding a complete answer, so that's why I am posting now.

Here's my latest project...had floor to ceiling mirrors in the living room of my new house...approximatley 20' x 9' area.

-Took down the mirrors
- scraped off the adhesive off all the dywall (there was a ton!)
- used a razor to clean up the drywall tears and remove excess paper
- rolled 2 coats of GARDZ over the wall (stuff is AMAZING!)
- applied durabond 90 min setting type joint compound (2 skim layers)
- applied lightweight all purpose joint compund (1 skim layer)
- drywall sanded the entire wall.

Now its nice an flat and ready to be primed.

My question is what the heck do I use now?? I have 1/2 gallon of GARDZ left and I just bought Zinsser Bullseye 1-2-3.

I was going to buy a drywall primer, but I like Zinsser products.

I've read so people have used 1-2-3 and had great success, I've read people used GARDZ and had great success.

I plan on painting with a water based paint, and an eggshell sheen. Wouldn't painting over the GARDZ be a little difficult considering it very glossy and extremely hard?

Sorry if it's a stupid question..just lost on what to use gut feeling is I can use either and most likely still have a great looking wall when all is said and done, but I figured I would ask here before starting my prime coat over the skim coat.

Thanks in advance!

joecaption 09-05-2012 11:28 PM

I would use the 123.

chrisn 09-06-2012 03:41 AM


Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1004156)
I would use the 123.

Gardz would work OK, but in this case I agree with cap:eek: :laughing:

j2dabizo 09-06-2012 06:26 AM

thats what i was thinking as well....thanks for the replies guys...appreciate it.

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