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Old 05-30-2009, 02:38 PM   #1
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After drywall'ing and taping my seams I primed and painted (tinted primer and deep blue paint).. But after a day of drying, I can still see the lines where I plastered.. Please tell me more coats of paint will cover this.. So far I did 3 coats over the "infected" area.

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what type of mud? what primer and paint did you use? what sheen?(flat,eggshell, semi..etc)


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what type of mud? what primer and paint did you use? what sheen?(flat,eggshell, semi..etc)
mud - green cap - stuff from lowes

primer - valspar with a grey tint

paint - the level up from flat

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After drywall'ing and taping my seams I primed and painted (tinted primer and deep blue paint).. But after a day of drying, I can still see the lines where I plastered.. Please tell me more coats of paint will cover this.. So far I did 3 coats over the "infected" area.
Myron Ferguson, in his book "Drywall", calls this problem "photographing."
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Myron Ferguson, in his book "Drywall", calls this problem "photographing."
ok. so is there a solution?
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ok. so is there a solution?
He said if it's already been painted, lightly sand using 150 grit sandpaper then paint with good flat latex paint then with the finish coat of paint.

http://books.google.com/books?id=lO8...esult&resnum=2
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Hard to say from here
(can't see what's up really)
Could be your repairs weren't properly sanded/smoothed and primed
Could be your paint or tools or technique ain't up to snuff

Deep blues are tough...and could easily need 3 coats for a good paint (even if quality products, tools, and application techniques are used)
5-7 or more for a mediocre or poor paint (especially if inferior application tools and/or techniques are used) wouldn't be out of line

More specific information is needed to zero in on your issue
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5-7 or more for a mediocre or poor paint (especially if inferior application tools and/or techniques are used) wouldn't be out of line


especially if it was Valspar

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