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Old 02-28-2007, 06:33 PM   #1
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I am interior painting my new construction home and I am using a Graco XR5 and Glidden PVA Primer. I figured the coverage on this isn't going to be great but should I primer till I get a solid white coat?

I am backrolling with a foam type roller which it said was for smooth finish. The finish coat will be white as well.

Someone also said I can go to final coat after the PVA primer without going with a standard latex primer.

Thanks for your help.


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Primers are meant to seal and help the paint to adhere
They are not meant to look "white" when you are done priming
They just need to physically be on all the surfaces

It's unlikely that you first coat of actual paint will be your final one
There's really no such thing as a one coat paint
If there's any sheen at all to the paint, it will flash
If it's flat and white, I suppose you may "get away with" one coat if you think it looks OK
For the best coverage, longevity, durability, and looks, two coats is always better

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Primers are meant to seal and help the paint to adhere
They are not meant to look "white" when you are done priming
They just need to physically be on all the surfaces

It's unlikely that you first coat of actual paint will be your final one
There's really no such thing as a one coat paint
If there's any sheen at all to the paint, it will flash
If it's flat and white, I suppose you may "get away with" one coat if you think it looks OK
For the best coverage, longevity, durability, and looks, two coats is always better
Okay, I figured at least two coats of final semi-gloss(for the kitchen) in this room.

What is your opinion on foam material on the paint roller?

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I figured at least two coats of final semi-gloss(for the kitchen) in this room.
Oh yeah, semi- will need two coats

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What is your opinion on foam material on the paint roller?
My opinion? I wouldn't touch a foam roller cover if you paid me
(oh wait, I do get paid for painting...lol)
They are pretty much useless

If you are back rolling to smooth out a sprayed finish, a foam roller will just mess it up

If you are back rolling to ensure adhesion, a quality traditional roller sleeve works better

If you are back rolling to ensure adhesion, and don't want any roller stipple, don't back roll the top coat(s)
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