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Old 11-26-2008, 12:20 PM   #1
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After I prime my new walls, (after I taped it) and I notice that there may by a spot that may need touch up, whether it be adding more compound or slightly sanding, would I be able to do that?

Of course I have tried to make it look perfect...... but just in case.

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Also, do I need to do 2 coats of primer on my fresh drywall or is one coat ok. Would 2 be better? Would it hide more?

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Ayuh,...At any point,.. Even after it's Done,.. It can be Repaired....

As for the primer,... I'd splash the 1st 1 on,+ have a Look... You might get by with a light sanding,+ painting it...
I guess it depends on just how Perfect you need...

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Old 11-26-2008, 01:47 PM   #3
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You bet. Drywall compound sticks to primer about as good as it does to the drywall paper, and it you have to sand through the primer, just re-coat it when you're done.

You might ask your paint store about tinting your primer to facilitate coverage with the color. We did that on our last house, and I got by with one coat of primer tinted to match the paint and one coat of paint to finish. I know Sherwin-Williams has this technology.
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:56 PM   #4
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After I prime my new walls, (after I taped it) and I notice that there may by a spot that may need touch up, whether it be adding more compound or slightly sanding, would I be able to do that?
Of course you can. The primer will actually help to show the blemishes better. Just make sure that after you fix those areas and sand them, that you re-prime them again, or they will flash.

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Also, do I need to do 2 coats of primer on my fresh drywall or is one coat ok. Would 2 be better? Would it hide more?
One coat should be fine. If you have picked out the color, or colors for your areas/rooms, you are better off tinting the primer for that room, the color of the walls.
Obviously, the ceiling primer can be white.
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:06 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone for all your advice.

I guess I should be able to get pretty good looking walls when I'm done.

Thanks again.
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