Hi all - New drywall is going up all around the kitchen - In the areas that will be behind cabinets (base and uppers)... how should I be finishing the walls? Regular seam and screw coat mud-coverage?
Also, priming.. I'm going to be using Zinsser 123 to seal/prime the walls... should I bother doing that behind the cabinet areas? I'm sure it couldn't hurt, but in the interest of conserving resources, I wanted to know if that's required, recommended, preferred or not necessary in the least
It is pretty normal to mud and tape the walls behind the cabinets just as if the cabinets weren't there. As for primer, that's totally a judgement call. I can't see an advantage of one way over the other.