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Old 05-06-2009, 07:55 PM   #31
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How many coats of primer do I need on fresh drywall?


So I went to SW tonight, and told them about my basement project and rather than a primer, they said I should use tinted CHB as it will offer best coverage. This seemed a bit odd to me, but I went on their recommendation as I figured they were the experts. We'll see how it works.

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tinted CHB?
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Well, maybe tinted is the wrong term since CHB is a latex paint. I guess it's just a mixed color that's close to what we think our final color will be. We were deciding (and still are deciding) between a couple of options that are very close in color, so they gave us a lighter version of one of the colors to use as a base coat.
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what is CHB?
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CHB is model of latex paint from Sherwin Williams. It sure covered good on the first coat.
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So instead of a primer, Sherwin Williams recommended one of thier lower end Latex Paints for a first coat on new drywall........Ok....
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I know, I asked them essentially the same thing and was assured this would work just as good with better coverage.
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Well, I don't know about CHB in particular, but I do know that their "Builder's Solution" and ProTouch Flat paints are designed to be primerless and hide well. I can't say I would use them as a final topcoat I wanted to last, but I could see the clerk recommending them instead of primer on new drywall.

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Well, I don't know about CHB in particular, but I do know that their "Builder's Solution" and ProTouch Flat paints are designed to be primerless and hide well. I can't say I would use them as a final topcoat I wanted to last, but I could see the clerk recommending them instead of primer on new drywall.

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We won't be using this paint as our final coat - just the base coat. I've been doing a bit of reading, and have found a couple other places that claim CHB works great as a "primer" for new drywall. Hope it works out!
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Will it work? Sure. Will it seal and give you the same durability a true primer would? Not hardly. Now add higher levels of humidity being in a basement....
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hi,

i just finished hanging, taping, and mudding, my first drywall project. got the sanding done, looks pretty good. now the painting. i am planning on purchasing glidden pva, for under latex primer. is this a good choice???...bob
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I used CIL acrylic drywall primer, and it worked good for me.
I then put on 2 coats of Benjamin Moore paint, and it look good.

I love BM paint. I have never painted before, and really like the way BM covers.

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i just finished hanging, taping, and mudding, my first drywall project. got the sanding done, looks pretty good. now the painting. i am planning on purchasing glidden pva, for under latex primer. is this a good choice???...bob
Stay away from anything with the word "Glidden" on it. Go to a Sherwin Williams and get PrepRite Classic (not the 400) or go to Benjamin Moore and get Fresh Start for primer. Either can be tinted to match your finish color and either will seal, bond, and give you a great surface for your finish coat.

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