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Old 01-21-2009, 04:14 PM   #1
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How many coats of primer do I need on fresh drywall?


Is one coat enough or do I need to do two.



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One. But do yourself a favor, use a good quality primer. I found that Valspar is good. If you think its expensive, you are right, but it only requires a one coat cover where the 1/2 priced primers require 2 to 3 coats.

You do the math!

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Thanks for the info.

I wonder if we in Canada carry that brand?

I have done one coat on my textured ceiling and I used CIL acrylic latex drywall primer from HD. I think it cost about $28.
I don't mind spending the extra money, as long as I get a good end result.

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Any name brand will do, Valspar, Duron, Benjimen More, Dupont and so on. Try to stay away from those 20 dollar a gallon deals at WalMart though.
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I will definitely stay away from WalMart.................lol
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One coat. It will look like it did not cover well, but do not worry about this. It is normal. IT seals, the top coats cover.
what you need is a PVA primer.. it is used for new drywall. Or a paint marked Seal and Block. Any other primer is not really for new drywall.
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One coat. It will look like it did not cover well, but do not worry about this. It is normal. IT seals, the top coats cover.
what you need is a PVA primer.. it is used for new drywall. Or a paint marked Seal and Block. Any other primer is not really for new drywall.

Thanks Bob.

I just went to read the one that I have used and it says it has good sealing and hiding properties.
I sure could use the hiding...............
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You actually don't need any hide... that is meant for say, a dark green -> daffodill yellow color transition.

Oh, and Friends Don't Let Friends Use Kilz2. Just stay away, no matter what the can says.

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zinsser bulleye 123 interior exterior primer sealer. HD should have it. Not that expensive. Last time i bought it 10 dollars a gallon. It was on sale.

One coat your good to go. Might want to hit walls after dried lightly with some fine grade sandpaper or just a light sweep with a drywallers screen.

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You actually don't need any hide... that is meant for say, a dark green -> daffodill yellow color transition.

Oh, and Friends Don't Let Friends Use Kilz2. Just stay away, no matter what the can says.

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I thought by hiding they meant hiding very small imperfections in my mudding..................?
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Just because it is just this brand or that does not make a primer or paint good. Just about every company makes good paint. They will usually sell three to 6 different grades of their paint. Price is almost a 100% guarantee of the quality. Don't think you are getting good paint or primer if your are only paying $20 a gallon and it is any brand.

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my friend just asked what happens if you don't use primer and just paint on the drywall?
says he did it in his bedroom 7 years ago and it looks fine, so why he asks?

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I thought by hiding they meant hiding very small imperfections in my mudding..................?
"Hide" refers to how opaque it is, and high-hide primer is used for extremely drastic color changes. Hiding defects in your finish would be accomplished by a "high-build" primer, but those are usually only used when painting brick and cinderblock.

If your mudding is not smooth, you can sand (and vacuum) it prior to priming.

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