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DIYScott 09-17-2007 02:32 AM

Prime before patching on drywall?
 
I recently removed the popcorn texture from my bedroom ceiling. I was wondering if I could prime the drywall before I patch any holes and imperfections. Or do I need to make the fixes before I prime it?

Thanks

AtlanticWBConst. 09-17-2007 06:28 AM

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Originally Posted by DIYScott (Post 63390)
I recently removed the popcorn texture from my bedroom ceiling. I was wondering if I could prime the drywall before I patch any holes and imperfections. Or do I need to make the fixes before I prime it?

Thanks

Do your drywall repairs FIRST. You should definitely prime it after. Priming it before can cause issues with the way the compound adheres to the surface, among other things.
(It will also take longer for the compound to dry since the moisture content can't be absorbed into the ceiling due to the primer layer)

DIYScott 09-18-2007 02:04 AM

Thanks AtlanticWBConst. Started doing some patching tonight.

Handyman50 09-28-2007 09:19 PM

Priming it after the repairs are made has another benefit. It allows you to see any defects that remain, so you can smooth them further.

Once I have taped and mudded drywall (normally two coats), I always prime it before doing the finish coat of mud. As I said, it definitely reveals the imperfections.


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