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Old 02-28-2012, 06:08 AM   #1
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I am installing new base and shoe. Pre-painted 2 coats of semi-gloss. I filled the nail holes with DryDex.

Should I spot prime the nail holes or just go over them with the top coat?

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What paint are you using? It will probably take 2 of whatever to keep the mud from sucking the sheen out of the paint. with most paints now you could use the finish twice or prime and finish. If you use a primer , just make sure that the finish has good enough coverage to cover the primer.

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The paint I am using for the trim is BM Super Spec.
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I would prime them, spackles like drydex tend to flash. I use Crawfords painters putty for nail holes.
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ya prime the spots then put the semi gloss on. i use glazing putty for mdf trim, drydex take atleast 2 coats dry time and a light scuff
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Prime before painting. In the future if you fill nail holes in trim use a painters putty or glazing. Dry dex and joint compound materials are not the best choice to fill nail holes in trim with. I use painters putty and some times glazing.
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Thanks for the replies. I have a bit more to do and will get the putty.
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7- one thing about both the Painters Putty and glazing ( dap 33..)
They are really oily when new. I usually take a ball of it that is what I think i will need and work in a little powdered mud to dry it out a bit. Because I always have the powder- it's no big deal. you can also get a little box ( looks like a little milk carton) of whiting which will do the same thing. Hard to work with without making it a doughlike consistency, just on the edge if being sticky.
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7- one thing about both the Painters Putty and glazing ( dap 33..)
They are really oily when new. I usually take a ball of it that is what I think i will need and work in a little powdered mud to dry it out a bit. Because I always have the powder- it's no big deal. you can also get a little box ( looks like a little milk carton) of whiting which will do the same thing. Hard to work with without making it a doughlike consistency, just on the edge if being sticky.
Good advise. I do the same thing but failed to mention it.
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I've used baby powder in a pinch, it smells nice too. My go to for nail holes is lightweight vinyl spackle. Overfill the holes and sand smooth during your normal sanding prior to finishing. Very little shrinkage, no flash after two coats, no smiles. It's the best method I've ever found.

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