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Old 04-25-2013, 06:39 PM   #1
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2nd coat primer

Have to apply another coat of primer due to an added skim coat and light sand. Does the entire wall need to be primed because, if not, then wherever I start and finishing will leave a line? Thanks


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No need to reprime the whole wall. Just prime the spots you repaired. Your finish coats will take care of any lap marks in the primer coat.


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Primer doesn't need to look good. It's only meant to help the color coat bond to whatever you're painting, and needs to completely cover the old paint without drips or other uneven texture. And usually second coat of primer not necessary. But if you really think that you have to apply another coat of primer. You may use Zinsar 123, that stuff covers everything. Or you may just prime only on the spots, you want to repair.
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A lot of people think primer should look like paint when dry this is not true. When primer dries it is streaked, has lap lines, and really looks like some kid painted it. So then they add an unnecessary second coat to try and make it look good. But this is how primer is supposed to look.
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Agree with all. You do not want to leave physical highspots from not feathering out your roller work in the primer layer though. Those will show. More so as you increase sheen in the finish coats.
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