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Old 09-26-2009, 12:53 AM   #1
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So I'm in the process of taping/mudding the walls and ceiling in my basement remodel. Once I'm done with sanding and stuff, should I prime the sheetrock first before I apply the spray-on knockdown texture, or would that just be a wasted step? If I should put the knockdown on first, should I prime after that then?

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Yes, absolutely prime first, you need it to have the texture to stick to and if you are going to paint it, prime it again.

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Thanks for the quick answer! I was thinking that the primer before texture would also allow you to see if you need to sand or mud more. Can you do those things after priming?
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Absolutly just be sure to re prime those areas.
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I don't prime before texturing. I know it is recommended in any texture book you may read but I find it unnecessary. Have done allot of texturing and it has always bonded. I do wipe down the walls with a damp rag to get all the dust off from sanding. Prime after texture and then paint. All is well.
You should be able to see a feel if you need touch up on the mud. run your hand over it and you will feel if it is smooth.
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If you KNOW it is recommended and go ahead and do it the wrong way and so far it has worked for you, does that make it right? I think not. This site is for DIY help and you should not be advocating improper application procedures
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If you KNOW it is recommended and go ahead and do it the wrong way and so far it has worked for you, does that make it right? I think not. This site is for DIY help and you should not be advocating improper application procedures
I don't wish to get into a pissing contest with you. I stated my experience as a professional. There are many things in life that work without following the normal directed way. If the wall is clean and it works yes that makes it right.

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