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BlueBSH 01-28-2013 08:52 AM

best primer for new drywall
 
I am having 3000 sq ft of drywall done in 2 weeks, and I need to have it primed overnight so they can come back and look for any flaws the next day... What do you guys think is the best primer out there to use? I have easy access to the following brands

Kilz
Valspar
Olympic
Sherwin Williams
Bulls Eye
Zinsser

This will be walls and ceiling, new drywall of course

besides the brand, how many coats of primer on new drywall?

cdaniels 01-28-2013 10:27 AM

I'm sure any one of these would work but IMO, the Zinsser Bulls-Eye would be best as it dries to a bit of a sheen and would show any imperfections more easily.It only takes one coat for a primer to do it's job.Two coats won't help it at all.

Trucon01 01-28-2013 10:54 AM

I like using the zinsser bulls-eye 1-2-3. covers nice, dries to a sheen, 2 coats of paint, done.

But this topic has been covered over and over. Do a search and you will see what others have said.

Gymschu 01-28-2013 12:36 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Sherwin-Williams Drywall Primer

chrisn 01-28-2013 04:18 PM

yes ^ one coat
or Bullseye123
forget the rest of the crap

jagans 01-28-2013 05:21 PM

Yup Bulls Eye. This stuff works very well for peel and stick tile too.

Nailbags 01-30-2013 08:36 PM

Yep sherwin williams dry wall primer. for some reason they designed it for sheetrock. all others are good but I would use the one made for drywall.

ToolSeeker 01-31-2013 08:08 PM

Just realize it's primer not paint so it's not going to look like paint when it's done. It will look streaked and light in spots, this is normal for primer.

Nailbags 02-04-2013 05:05 PM

Sherwin williams makes a great PVA Primer too seals the sheet rock.

747 02-04-2013 06:21 PM

bullseye call around get best price. Maybe somebody got it on sale.

chrisn 02-05-2013 03:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nailbags (Post 1109572)
Sherwin williams makes a great PVA Primer:eek: too seals the sheet rock.


no such thing, IMO

b679995 02-05-2013 06:24 AM

PVA or Poly Vinyl Acetate
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BlueBSH (Post 1103937)
I am having 3000 sq ft of drywall done in 2 weeks, and I need to have it primed overnight so they can come back and look for any flaws the next day... What do you guys think is the best primer out there to use? I have easy access to the following brands

Kilz
Valspar
Olympic
Sherwin Williams
Bulls Eye
Zinsser

This will be walls and ceiling, new drywall of course

besides the brand, how many coats of primer on new drywall?

I am a retired Union Painter with 30+ years service and I recommend
PVA,,, it is slightly transparent, meaning that you can still see the tape joints through it, but it is a good sealer, and cheaper than most Latex primers, for best results use a small Airless Sprayer with a 5-15 tip and be sure to roll after spraying, it's a 2 man job, 1 person spraying and one right behind him, rolling with a 3/4" lambs wool roller pad, this will insure uniform coverage. On NEW construction, I can prime ceilings and walls in a 3 bedroom/2 bath unit in under 4 hours using this method, NOW that is NEW construction where no light, switches, recepticles, plates or fixtures are yet installed. If you are using the same ceiling color throughout, then go back with your finish paint and do ALL ceilings with the same method starting in the FIRST room that you primed,, it should be dry enough to do. Then let the electricians install all fixtures, switches and plugs because all of the walls will need the Brush and Roll method! Hope this helps !
In 1, 8 hour day you have Everything Primed and the ceilings Finished!

Sherwin Williams PVA is good, whatever you decide to use make certain it is Latex or Acrylic,, Oil based primers on NEW sheetrock will make it FUZZY AND it will make a LOT of unnecessary SANDING !!


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