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Old 06-08-2012, 03:19 AM   #16
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Couldn't you just use a paint with primer in it?
I understand that semi gloss is easier to clean but touch ups are very noticeable?


4 years ago, when this thread started, there was no such marketing scheme


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Old 09-20-2012, 07:48 AM   #17
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TO prime or not to prime that is the question. Imho it would be a waste of time and money to prime. I know i keep saying this but I believe it to be so true, the key is a good quality paint. And please stay away from the newest marketing gimmick all in one, it doesn't work.
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:12 PM   #18
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You can sand less if you prime after sanding. My wall texture isn't totally smooth (not for decorative reasons - it just turned out that way after several roller coats of paint over the years) and to get the sand paper in every little dimple may be difficult and messy. I'm not sure whether I'll prime. If I had a really good sander with vacuum attachment and an appropriate vacuum I'd probably just sand.

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Original post was from 2008 .......I think they have solved their problem by now.....at least I hope.
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With some, you can't take that for granted. BTW, Dorado, what are working on right now, refresh.
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I have to paint a bedroom and hallway that have semigloss paint and I want to use something less glossy so the next time I paint it sanding or priming won't be necessary. My plans are to chip off a bunch of pealing paint in the bedroom, then spackle at least some of it, and clean with TSP substitute. Then maybe I'll sand and clean with a damp cloth or more TSP. Then maybe I'll prime before painting with latex. I think I'll buy a sander because I have a little drywall work, but I don't think I'll be spending hundreds.
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Don't use a power sander on drywall my friend. Use paper or sanding screens, some use a pole sander but I like to sand by hand.

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