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Old 01-26-2012, 08:44 PM   #1
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After using joint compound on drywall, the surface of the drywall area becomes smooth. Upon painting, what techniques can I use to get the drywall texture to "match" the rest of the drywall? I'm not talking about any special drywall texture, just whatever you call the texture that is on the drywall from the lumberyards. Thanks!

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How to blend drywall patches that look too smooth... ?

Recent topic on this very subject. To be honest, you can never get the patched areas to look like the rest of the wall. The best you can hope for is to properly prime them with drywall primer and then repaint.

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Ues Zinzeer 123 primer and two coats of paint.
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Just curious, why this brand vs. others? I use Kilz. Is Zinzeer 123 better quality?
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It's like using milk instead of primer.
To thin and not enough stain blockers.
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Just curious, why this brand vs. others? I use Kilz. Is Zinzeer 123 better quality?
I only used Kilz in rattle cans for little spot prime things. It is crap.
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Sand it smoothe and go over the spots with kilz primer, then prime the entire wall once or twice with a latex primer. If you want to really seal the walls there is another kilz product, I can't remember the name of it, but it's clear, like water, very very thin. It is a sealer and will give you a smoothe finish. If you use this product, use a small roller because it splashes all over the place. It's usually best for damaged drywall, but it will give you a smoothe base to work with, then you prime and paint as usual. It has a 30 minute dry time. If you patched and sanded it right, you won't have to worry about the texture not matching and you won't see the patching.

BTW, IMO, never use kilz in a spray can. There's only about an ounce in the can. The coverage is OK but you won't be able to cover more than a few small spots with a can and once it dries it turns powdery.

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I'm not talking about any special drywall texture, just whatever you call the texture that is on the drywall from the lumberyards.
New, unpainted/unprimed drywall has no texture. The texture you're referring to comes exclusively from the roller nap. The more layers of primer and paint are added to a wall, the more texture buildup there will be.

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To be honest, you can never get the patched areas to look like the rest of the wall. The best you can hope for is to properly prime them with drywall primer and then repaint.
I refuse to give in and accept that! I'm working on a few techniques. The good thing (or bad, depending on perspective) is that I'm gonna get a lot of practice at my house, and this time I'm taking plenty of before-and-after pictures.

Linking that other thread reminds me I need to make a follow-up post there.
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One other thing....

For the record, it's Zinsser, not Zinzeer. I'm not trying to troll, just saying that people do use the search box, and misspellings won't show up.

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While we are at it, this statement by beetee is wrong

"If you want to really seal the walls there is another kilz product, I can't remember the name of it, but it's clear, like water, very very thin."

You are thinking of Gardz, NOT a Kilz product but Zinsser
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For some people "kilz" is a verb that means to seal something. Also, I think Kilz is comparable to tissue or Kleenex, a generic term for a product.

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