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Old 02-06-2012, 10:23 AM   #1
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I've got to prime a room of new drywall with an airless sprayer. Anyone care to comment on the best primer to use?

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Why a sprayer for just one room?

Definitely would not use Kilz.

See other posts, some quite recent for drywall primer suggestions.

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Thanks for the info sdsester.

The reason for spraying is that the space is actually a master suite which has a walk-in closet, bathroom, a water closet room. There's no finished floor yet and I have an airless sprayer.

Is the zinsser stuff better than kilz?
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http://rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=347

Kilnz to me is about as good as priming with milk.
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Sherwin-Williams Drywall Primer.
First Coat from Sheetrock.
To save a buck, New Contruction Primer from Valspar, although I don't know how well it sprays.
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I have gone through hundreds of gallons of SW Promar200 Primer and Fresh Start from Benjamin Moore. Both are great primers. Kilz2 is not liked much on this forum. I haven't had a problem with it but I have only used it a handfull of times so take that for what it is worth.

There are many primers on the market that will do the job just stay away from PVA primers.
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Pardon my ignorance, but what is a PVA primer?
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Pardon my ignorance, but what is a PVA primer?

polyvinyl acetate

as mentioned, avoid these
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Look. You are only going to get one true shot at sealing and priming your new drywall. You have gone to all the trouble to tape it properly and smooth all the joints. I hope.

PVA sealer primers leave a crappy assed surface that does not seal drywall well. Imagine the acetate type film being there forever and the only thing you paint can ever stick too.

I liked Benjamin Moore Fresh Start but my clients could afford it. SW is great too but same issue. People on this site like the Zinsser products and I had no problem with them for drywall.

I would cringe taking a bucket of BEHRly PVA primer near a job site. And come on, the price difference is easily absorbed.

Really, lose a few pounds and only do one donut at Dunkin or just do a medium coffee without caramel and whipped cream at Starbuck's. You will make up the difference between real paint and box store crap in what? Two weeks?
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Thanks for the info sdsester.

The reason for spraying is that the space is actually a master suite which has a walk-in closet, bathroom, a water closet room. There's no finished floor yet and I have an airless sprayer.

Is the zinsser stuff better than kilz?
SW and Ben Primers are both good. I prefer SW. I would not use any kiltz product and I don't use Zinnser, but have heard good things about some of the zinnser products.
Spraying is good, but remember you will still need to do some masking off and still need to back roll with a roller in order to work the primer into the drywall.
In my opinion PVA primer is garbage.
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Was just posting in a different thread about pva. while trying to cover anything other than new drywall, yeah PVA is crap. when painting over new drywall, it seals it very well.
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Was just posting in a different thread about pva. while trying to cover anything other than new drywall, yeah PVA is crap. when painting over new drywall, it seals it very well.

it is crap, no matter where it is applied
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After priming the new drywall, do I need to sand the primer before adding the top coat of paint? Heard that somewhere, buy never done it before on smaller jobs.
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You don't have to- but if any stuff was on the wall or in the primer that will knock it off and give a smoother finish. just a quick once over. Run your hand on the wall before and after and it will show you what id does.

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