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Old 01-24-2009, 05:10 PM   #1
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I will be painting a bedroom that already has navy blue below the chairail and a light shade of tan above it.I will be painting over the tan at the top with white and over the blue with black.I have a couple of small repairs to the sheetrock to do.Besides priming the repairs will I need to prime the rest of the walls?What type of primer do I need and what brand of paint do you recommend?I have been using Ace brand paint.Thanks for any tips.


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I will be painting ... over the tan at the top with white and ...have a couple of small repairs to the sheetrock to do.
Besides priming the repairs will I need to prime the rest of the walls?
No
Unless it's a deep tan or there are other factors
(like old builder's paint or chalky paint etc...)
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What type of primer do I need[?]
A quality acrylic
Like Ben Moore's Fresh Start, Sherwin Williams' Prep Rite, or Zinsser's 1-2-3
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...and what brand of paint do you recommend?I have been using Ace brand paint.
ACE brand isn't bad...but I'd suggest an upgrade to a premium line from Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, Pittsburgh, California, Murallo, etc...

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When priming the repairs, roll, and use a thick water-base stain-blocking primer. (I use SW PrepRite Pro Block.) You don't have any stains to block, but the thick primer, combined with the roller, will give your drywall patches substantial roller stipple so they will better match the rest of the wall.

In case you were wondering, I learned this trick the hard way, when my drywall patches were screamingly obvious.

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