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Old 12-03-2008, 06:25 PM   #1
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Best primer over orange peel texture?

A fire sprinkler company was doing a recall on our sprinklers and had to cut a 1.5 foot square hole in one of my ceilings. So the drywall repair is on them, but the drywaller will only do the repair and texturing. I have to do the priming and painting over the texture.

So, what's the best primer to use over orange peel, and under a Benjamin Moore eggshell top coat? A Zinsser product? Benjamin Moore First Coat? Does it depend on whether the texture is water-based or oil-based?

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Old 12-04-2008, 06:39 AM   #2
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Best primer over orange peel texture?

Most any good quality primer will work, just be sure to do the WHOLE ceiling not just the patch.


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First Coat, Fresh Start, the Zinsser products, and premium Sherwin Williams primers are all good choices
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