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Old 08-13-2013, 11:43 AM   #1
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hi, I recently hung drywall in my sons new room. It was my first time doing a whole room and I know I am not a pro. It came out pretty good for a newbie. I have recently applied the 3rd coat of primer. Most of the walls look great but there is one wall in particular where you can still slightly see the drywall seam even after the 3rd coat. It is not a hump but it slightly shows through the primer. All the other walls covered up fine.

My question is: When I apply the paint to this wall, will you be able to see the seam since you can slightly see it through the primer or will the paint cover this?

Just wondering if I should go with a 4th coat before attempting to paint.

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After you apply ONE coat of primer---look for bad drywall taping---then fix the bad spot with more mud--sand and prime that patch--

If you can see a problem when primed--it will show up worse with the finish paint,due to the sheen of the finish paint.

By the way---one coat of primer is all that is needed---primers job is to seal the new drywall and provide a good bond for the final finish paint--

Use two coats of paint---

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It does not appear to be a bad tape job or a mud job. The seam is flat to the wall but the compound itself still shows through the primer.
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Primers are not meant to "hide" that is what the paint does.Two coats of paint and it should be fine and as Mike said one coat of primer was enough.
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As already stated for future reference, primers are not meant to hide stuff, one coat is all you need. The paint will do the hiding.
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As it was mentioned earlier, two coats of paint should fix that problem most likely..if not, then apply a thin coat of drywall compound, spot prime the area and paint the entire wall if you have to. Good Luck!
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It does not appear to be a bad tape job or a mud job. The seam is flat to the wall but the compound itself still shows through the primer.
If it is actually flat, then you are fine. What you want to do with the primer coat is seal the drywall, not cover it with opaque white. Opaqueness is the job for the finish coat, not for drywall sealer.

In your post you said you put on 3 coats of primer. I'm sure you meant 3 coats of drywall compound. There should never be a need for more than 1 coat of primer over new drywall.

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