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Old 03-11-2013, 12:56 PM   #1
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"Fixing" drywalling after primer?


The continuing saga of my first construction project...

After 6 coats of mud and a good amount of sanding, it looks pretty decent. Maybe not professional, but okay for the basement.

I want to start painting tomorrow. If it is not as good as I think with primer on, can I sand and mud over primer?

BTW, what sort of primer do I need under latex?

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The continuing saga of my first construction project...

After 6 coats of mud and a good amount of sanding, it looks pretty decent. Maybe not professional, but okay for the basement.

I want to start painting tomorrow. If it is not as good as I think with primer on, can I sand and mud over primer?

BTW, what sort of primer do I need under latex?
yes
any quality latex wall primer will do.
personally, I avoid PVA primers

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i second that. once the primer is good and cured you can skim out any kind of nasties, sand and prime the areas then you can paint wall color once your satisfied.
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Yes just remember any touch-up needs re-primed.
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Myself, I would take it all the way through paint. you will see the finished product, paint may make some new boo boo's appear, while some you see in primer may disappear.
Just push forward and paint.
The sheen of the paint, color, texture etc.... will help or magnify issues, will not see them until painted.

Also if you have trim to install or cabinets, you may create a few more dings.
So when all trimmed and painted, walk around with a really good light, use a piece of blue painters tape to mark the areas you want to touch up.
re mud, prime and paint those areas.
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