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Old 07-25-2015, 07:38 PM   #1
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Hey Guys,
I just found this place and am happy to be here

I have a question about my steps regarding painting and trimming out my new home that I am building. I was going to do the following sequence of steps because it seemed easier to me without the taping and such.

1- Spray Primer on all ceilings and walls.
2- Spray first and finish coats on Ceiling
3- Spray first and finish coats on walls
4- Spray primer and finish coats on Crown Molding, trim, casings and pre-hung doors on sawhorses BEFORE installing them.
5- Install all of above casings, moldings, trim and doors.
6- Fill all nail holes, caulk gaps on above casings, moldings, trim and doors and then touch up with paint.

Does this sound right? (I have both an airless sprayer and an HVLP system). What has me concerned is that I was reading the forums with the Pro's and a lot of them seem to recommend installing trim, casings, moldings, etc...BEFORE spraying the finish coat. They also then recommend applying the final coats on the walls last.

It just seems easier to me to have all of the walls done before any of my trim is installed. Also I would think I should spray finish coat on all trim before installation? The way the Pro's are recommending seems to mean extra work to me (taping and such that I would not have to do if the walls already had the final coats) but I am sure these guys know what they are talking about. Where am I going wrong?

Please note that I am building the house myself and doing 90% of the work including building and installing my own cabinets, plumbing and electrical. Does this matter? Are the Pros worried about other contractors screwing up their paint job?

Thanks a bunch guys

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Old 07-26-2015, 08:26 AM   #2
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The way your suggesting is the way I've done new constrution for many years.
Someone's going to mention something about the touched up areas "flashing".
I use light weight drywall filler like Fast and Final to fill the nail holes and it has not been an issue for me.

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Old 07-26-2015, 11:58 PM   #3
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In 30 years I have never put a primer on drywall.....
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So my steps look right then...
As far as drywall primer goes, I know some don't use it but I like to.
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Gotta agree would not do it without primer.
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And no primer and paint in one for new drywall!.
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No....I bought Kilz drywall primer.
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No....I bought Kilz drywall primer.
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That's the way I'm doing the house I'm building. I'm brushing and rolling everything, though. I do most of a full coat when touching up- at least the flat areas, but not the edges. I'm using Benjamin Moore Advance for trim work- great stuff! I pre-painted everything on the outside of the house, too, but applied a second coat once all the siding was hung.
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I prefer BM paints also. Let me ask, for spraying the trim does good quality paints matter? I know they matter when brushing and rolling because of coverage and ease......
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Even more so.
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Could you explain please? Do they cover better with a sprayer just like they do with a roller?
I guess what I'm asking is that when I first started using quality paints I noticed they actually would cover in one coat instead of two when I rolled which obviously afforded me less work and justified the extra cost. They also required less effort to apply when rolling or brushing.....they went on like butter. With a sprayer I am concerned that I will not get the added benefits. Thanks Guys
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The better coverage is not because of the way you put it on, the better coverage is because better paints have better ingredients (binders, pigments, etc) If you spray a bad paint you get bad results, If you brush and roll a bad paint you get bad results.

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