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markgardner 06-25-2009 09:30 PM

what primer?
Hi all, I just scraped old popcorn off a ceiling. I'm ready to prime the ceiling before applying a stomped texture. I'm getting mixed advice over what primer to use. One guy said water based...another said that since there is some residue left on the ceiling from the old popcorn, I need an oil based primer to soak into the drywall and seal it because the water based primer might separate from the old joint compound...any thoughts?

Just Bill 06-26-2009 06:06 AM

Zinser 1-2-3 would be my choice. But make sure all that popcorn is removed first.

Sir MixAlot 06-26-2009 08:26 PM

Any ceiling we remove popcorn from, we prime with oil base stain blocking primer(Kilz). It's an isurance policy that the ceiling will be nice and white when completed.:yes:

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