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Old 09-19-2013, 09:17 PM   #1
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Do I need to Prime Textured Ceiling?

Just had the drywall guys finish my drywall in basement and they put a knockdown texture on the ceiling. Usually they said you don't even need to paint it but unfortunately I used the purple mold and mildew resistant drywall on everything so in some small spots you can see the purple showing through.

Do I need to prime or can I just use a coat of ceiling paint? Or can I just use a primer and leave it in just primer without top coating it? Trying to avoid doing a primer/basecoat on the ceiling if I can. As of right now it already looks awesome and is pretty white its just a few spots were the purple shows through. Let me know! Thanks!



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Old 09-20-2013, 12:11 AM   #2
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You should have primed it before the texture.Don't prime it and leave it.If you're only going to do one coat use a quality ceiling paint.


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If you lay it on nice and keep moving so you don't get any lap marks, ONE coat is sufficient. A quality ceiling paint like SW's Emminence will leave you with a nice, white, flat finish. By keeping a wet edge, the ceiling paint soaks up into the texture just enough to give you a nice finished look.......without having to prime or apply 2 coats.
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