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MGravie 12-08-2012 11:23 PM

New drywall...Gardz then paint or use primer?
 
Gave up on the skim coating project and had new drywall put up. Had a great taper do the mudding. Now I need to figure out a plan for painting bare drywall. Have read a lot about Gardz for the aborted skim coat everything project and have read some good things about using it on bare drywall. What do you think about Gardz for this application or am I better off with primer?

chrisn 12-09-2012 05:12 AM

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Gave up on the skim coating project and had new drywall put up. Had a great taper do the mudding. Now I need to figure out a plan for painting bare drywall. Have read a lot about Gardz for the aborted skim coat everything project and have read some good things about using it on bare drywall. What do you think about Gardz for this application or am I better off with primer?


Gardz will work but a pigmented QUALITY drywall primer would be best.

Gymschu 12-09-2012 10:17 AM

^^^^^This^^^^^No need for a specialty primer like Guardz for new drywall. Chris nailed it.

Brushjockey 12-09-2012 10:18 AM

I've used Gardz and primers like Chris shows. Gardz is clear, seals wonderfully, but it is hard to see if any mud needs some touch up.
Pigmented primers have been the main choice for most- I would call using Gardz a special needs primer.

MGravie 12-09-2012 12:14 PM

I was leaning toward using Ben Moroe paint, do they make a good primer for new drywall?

Brushjockey 12-09-2012 02:01 PM

Priming Drywall is one of the most basic functions of primers. Sure BM does- just ask at the counter.

chrisn 12-09-2012 03:56 PM

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I was leaning toward using Ben Moroe paint, do they make a good primer for new drywall?


this one works very well

Matthewt1970 12-09-2012 07:49 PM

There are plenty of great drywall primers on the market but stay away from PVA primers.


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