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Old 12-22-2010, 07:31 PM   #1
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First time at mudding drywall and I thought I got the seams pretty good...I painted and then noticed I need to touch up some spots...

Sanding it makes it worse, can I just mud over the painted areas and sand and then repaint?

What do i do?

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You have to prime where you touch up or it will flash

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Old 12-22-2010, 08:02 PM   #3
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Yes you should go over it some more then resand if needed prime and paint. Many times after you prime you can see the imperfections much easier and can then do another quick coat then reprime so you arent wasting paint or time.

As a first time mudder, if you only have a few spots to fix then I'd say youre doin good It may help too to thin the mud down a bit with just a small amount of water on your finishing coats.
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In general, once you prime or paint you will have no luck sanding down high spots. Very important to get all of the ridges and bumps down before primer. Once the primer goes on, you can go back and fill and sand any depressions.
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My advice, never finish or texture yourself

Leave it to the pros. they know what looks good, the diy. never does it right. no offense. I have seen it a thousand times over.
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