Hi I am sandymc--Paint prep??
Glad to have you join us Sandy!!!!!! Mike is totally correct. Once a spackled area is primed it is much harder to sand smooth. The primer gets into the spackle making it hard, thus harder to sand. The proper steps are:
1. Spackle the problem area.
2. Sand the Spackle.
3. Clean off all the dust on and around the area.
4. Prime the new spackle.
5. Put on your final paint.
Kilz is a decent primer, but not the only one available. If that is what you have on hand it will do the job. The primer is an important step prior to painting the final coat. As I said earlier the primer comes in and hardens the spackle so it will not drink in the paint faster (leaving less on the surface) than on the surrounding areas.
With a new home, and CONGRATS to your daughter for her new residence, you will run into lots of questions. You could not have found a better place than this to get some good answers!!!! Come back again, Please!!
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Again Welcome Sandy
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