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Old 06-19-2007, 05:19 PM   #1
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Drywall,what am I doing wrong?


I have put up new drywall,tape,mud and sanded like instructions said. I started to apply paint to walls and noticed that there is a signifigant difference between the sanded mudded seams and the drywall. The drywall shows a texture and the places where the seams are are smooth. How do I get the wall painted and look seamless. I know your not suppose to be able to see where the seams once were. I am missing something or doing something wrong. Someone please help me.

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You have to use drywall primer first

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Oh wow, ok, is there a certain kind of primer? or will just any primer do? It has too be specifically for drywall right?
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Oh wow, ok, is there a certain kind of primer? or will just any primer do? It has too be specifically for drywall right?
Use a ''new-drywall'' primer, like a "PVA" primer.

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http://www.environmentalhomecenter.c...EST_PVA_PRIMER

http://www.askthebuilder.com/B49_Dry..._Sealers.shtml

http://www.onlinetips.org/drywall-primer
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Thank you all so for the much needed information. Now I can get to work.
your responses were quick and very helpful. Thanks again
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