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Old 06-28-2012, 11:29 AM   #16
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Just throwing one more comment in the direction of Zinsser 1-2-3. I love that stuff.

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I am kind of partial to the 1-2-3 also, and I would even probably consider it my go-to primer, but there are some primers from Ben & SW that are more specifically geared to new drywall, which is why I sent OP those links...
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I am kind of partial to the 1-2-3 also, and I would even probably consider it my go-to primer, but there are some primers from Ben & SW that are more specifically geared to new drywall, which is why I sent OP those links...
Thanks for the info! I would like to minimize the number of products I'm using. I'm going to change to the 123 for the painted walls, but is it the wrong thing for the new sheetrock?
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Thanks for the info! I would like to minimize the number of products I'm using. I'm going to change to the 123 for the painted walls, but is it the wrong thing for the new sheetrock?
You may get a lot of opinions for that question. I wouldn't say it's "wrong". I think it will do a job too; IMO, you just may notice that something made for new drywall specifically may spread just a little easier and cover a little more square footage. Other than that, I do not notice any difference in the finished, painted wall.
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123 is actually one of the better latex primers on the market. It dries with a bit of a sheen (shine) so imperfections tend to stand out. Helps ya find the bad spots before you start throwing color on the walls.
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I just ordered Sheetrock First Coat.
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I just ordered Sheetrock First Coat.
Well, good luck! I decided to change to 123 - things are going much better, except the places where I had already used the First Coat. Going over that with the 123 is frustrating! It's like the First Coat turns to glue or something!
Too much wasted time with the USG First Coat!

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