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Old 12-29-2013, 06:01 PM   #1
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We have been priming(with zinzer123) all afternoon. It seems to be going well but there are some areas where you can see a little bit of the drywall and some of the joint lines. Is this normal? Will 2 coats of paint cover it? Thanks
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Looks normal to me.
Now the time to fix any flaws that show up.
Paints not going to fix them.

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To answer your questions, yes and yes
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If you're seeing the color only show through, then yes paint will cover it. If you're seeing ridges where the compound wasn't feathered or sanded well, then no.
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Thanks guys . So the few areas where it wa not feathered great(only 1 or 2 small places) what grit paper should I use to start? 100??
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I'd be using a med. sanding sponge or screen cloth not sand paper.
Sand papers going to just load up and leave scratches.
Sand in a ciruler motion.
Low areas get sanded, highs get sanded.
Thin the mud and use a wide knife.
Reprime any touch ups.
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I think Joe meant low places get filled high places get sanded.
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120 to 150 for final sanding, 100 and lower can show swirl marks that might show through the finish. A sanding screen works good, but so do the sanding sponges (I don't mean the wet kind, I'm not very familiar with those).
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So after I sand down I need to put mud on ??? I can't just prime?
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So after I sand down I need to put mud on ??? I can't just prime?

I think it's just being pointed out that now is the time to fix any imperfections.
Your ready to sand and paint

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