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laorquidia 09-26-2012 06:43 PM

Dumb question - is it ok to prime ceiling and walls at the same time?
 
We (ok - my husband) are painting the interior of our house - we purchased about 3 weeks ago. We are painting the ceilings and all walls and trim. My hubby insists on priming ceiling, then painting ceiling and then priming the walls and painting the walls. Is there a reason why we can't just prime the ceilings and walls at the same time - then paint the ceiling and then the walls? The house is abt 2000 sq ft and it seems like this is going to take forever.... Any advice on how to speed up the painting would be greatly appreciated.

jschaben 09-26-2012 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by laorquidia (Post 1018070)
We (ok - my husband) are painting the interior of our house - we purchased about 3 weeks ago. We are painting the ceilings and all walls and trim. My hubby insists on priming ceiling, then painting ceiling and then priming the walls and painting the walls. Is there a reason why we can't just prime the ceilings and walls at the same time - then paint the ceiling and then the walls? The house is abt 2000 sq ft and it seems like this is going to take forever.... Any advice on how to speed up the painting would be greatly appreciated.

I dunno if it's "right" or not but I always prime everything thats gonna get painted, sort it out later for topcoats. :)

princelake 09-26-2012 07:49 PM

prime it all at once. i brush the inside corners then roll out the ceiling and walls. then brush with the ceiling paint then roll it out. i then cut in the wall color then roll it out. if you are doing the whole house prime the whole place at once

Gymschu 09-26-2012 08:07 PM

Depends on the ceilings and here's the reason why. If they are textured ceilings, prime the ceilings LAST...........that way you won't get goop, boogers, or chunks on the walls. The roller cover picks up lots of debris from off textured ceilings and that stuff comes out of the roller onto your nice, flat, pristine walls. If they are flat you are good to go and can do the ceilings first and then drop down to do the walls. Just one painter's way of doing things.........

joecaption 09-26-2012 08:15 PM

Why are you priming everything? Is this bare drywall, lots of repairs, drasticly changing the colors?

princelake 09-26-2012 08:46 PM

if they are priming texture ceilings i'd use a 3/4" roller and a 1/2" for the walls. you'll have no issues with gunk and a chunks

Gymschu 09-26-2012 09:43 PM

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Originally Posted by princelake (Post 1018145)
if they are priming texture ceilings i'd use a 3/4" roller and a 1/2" for the walls. you'll have no issues with gunk and a chunks

Well-stated, Princelake. I was assuming they simply wanted to do the ceilings and walls with ONE roller. Your method eliminates the need for deciding how to go about it. I like your thinking.:)

ltd 09-26-2012 10:25 PM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1018118)
Why are you priming everything? Is this bare drywall, lots of repairs, drasticly changing the colors?

yea, just curious why are you primeing ?

laorquidia 09-26-2012 10:46 PM

Thanks all. The ceilings are flat - I think the only ceiling with some texture is the kitchen, so we will make sure to use a different roller for that one. As for priming everything, 1. We don't know what the previous paint is 2. Most of the walls have some sort of repair (cracks or holes) and 3. Some of the rooms are non white color and most of the walls were filthy. We've thoroughly washed the walls, but I think we want to be safe and just prime to make sure the paint sticks and looks good, we also did a light sand on the walls and ceilings after washing... I thought when in doubt prime - is this wrong?

chrisn 09-27-2012 03:44 AM

Now you have explaind WHY, now the bigger ? is WHAT primer are you intending to use???

You will need a specific primer if you think there might be oil involved and you are painting latex

laorquidia 09-27-2012 08:07 AM

We are using the sherwin williams multi purpose primer. For paint we are using sw emerald and the ceiling paint - I forget what it's called....

ToolSeeker 09-27-2012 08:37 AM

Brilliance I have used it and really liked it. It doesn't have the gray cast to it like a lot of ceiling paint. And I totally agree if in doubt PRIME it is very cheap insurance.

Fairview 09-27-2012 08:41 AM

If the primer and paint are too close in color have the paint store tint the primer. Your eyes will appreciate it when applying the paint.

chrisn 09-27-2012 04:56 PM

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Originally Posted by laorquidia (Post 1018331)
We are using the sherwin williams multi purpose primer. For paint we are using sw emerald and the ceiling paint - I forget what it's called....


Well, that will not work well if you are painting over oil paint, unless you are sanding first:no:

chrisn 09-27-2012 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by ToolSeeker;1018353[COLOR=red
]Brilliance:eek:[/COLOR] I have used it and really liked it. It doesn't have the gray cast to it like a lot of ceiling paint. And I totally agree if in doubt PRIME it is very cheap insurance.


now THAT paint just sucks:whistling2:


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