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Old 03-20-2007, 10:02 AM   #1
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How many coats of prime require on new drywall?


My guess is 2, but want to hear from the expect...

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One decent primer and one decent finish paint is all that's required in my experience. Just did a whole bunch on my basement project. I used the mid grade Benjamin Moore primer and their top grade paint. One coat of each and it looks great!

Actually, I take that back, I bought a 5 gallon bucket of PVA primer at Lowes, I forget the brand. When I ran out I then bought a gallon at Benjamin Moore. Ran out of that and finished with a gallon of Sherwin Williams primer. Quite frankly I didn't see much of a difference except perhaps the coverage rate. Yes, my job required 7 gallons of primer for one coat!

My top coat was one coat of Benjamin Moore Matte
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I think the key was using a good quality top coat to get one coat coverage. DO NOT GET BEHR PAINT. Used it once and had to do 3 coats for even coverage! I have also used Pittsburgh brand paint on new drywall, one prime, one finish. Again, their top line paint.

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I bought the prime coat from HD. but the top paint from Banjamin outlet. not the top quality one though, the middle quality one....

for prime coat, I found the HD stuff works well after two coat... if only one coat, it sees through a lot... don't know if that matter, but I do it safe so am going to do two coats as it is going be my 10 years old daughter's trouble...

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In my experience the primer will still show a little through after one coat but it has done its job in sealing the drywall and you can
finish paint. Not much mind you, if you can clearly see the drywall and mud joints then a second coat may be needed.
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From an expert, The RIGHT way to completly seal new drywall is this: prime before and after texture. Alot of drywallers dont do this and thats why you can see tapelines even after the painter has LOADED it up with paint. Then people assume the painter used inferior/not enough paint. If you want it to look the best you can get, dont skip this. Plus, primer is a hellofalot cheaper than paint.
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Good advice from tkjames there. Floating corners, steel stud application direction, nail, screw length, spacing, type, max. weight of insulation, over existing plaster, over foam board, prime before and after-- pp.18, A.2.3 and A.4.3.1+2: http://www.gypsum.org/pdf/GA-216-07.pdf The drywall manufactures require it for their warranties.

Some info like primers vs sealers and other tips taken from that site and more: http://books.google.com/books?id=lO8...um=9#PPA159,M1

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Hopefully after 3 years he has painted the drywall
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Never hurts to give updated answers, read some of your answers back then Dave............. You are answering a lot better than you did 3 years ago, so do I. If not, something major is wrong upstairs......

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Hopefully the person got the RIGHT answer which would be one coat primer two finish coats rather than the one and one which was posted.
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Hopefully the person got the RIGHT answer which would be one coat primer two finish coats rather than the one and one which was posted.
What a shame the guy didn't have access to the new batching technology. Mix the primer and paint together, put on two coats and enjoy getting four coats net, (two primer and two finish)

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Never hurts to give updated answers, read some of your answers back then Dave............. You are answering a lot better than you did 3 years ago, so do I. If not, something major is wrong upstairs......

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Heck 3 years ago I was asking more questions then I was answering
I just find it funny sometimes when someone responds to the OP on an old thread...especially when its over a year old

I like to see more info...of course in this case the poster was just posting info...
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What a shame the guy didn't have access to the new batching technology. Mix the primer and paint together, put on two coats and enjoy getting four coats net, (two primer and two finish)

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Now why didn't I think of that?
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You will find it much easier to transition from peanut butter and jelly in one jar to to primer and paint in one can.

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Heck 3 years ago I was asking more questions then I was answering
I just find it funny sometimes when someone responds to the OP on an old thread...especially when its over a year old

I like to see more info...of course in this case the poster was just posting info...

I hate it when people reply to old posts.....

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