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Old 04-27-2012, 09:29 AM   #1
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Primer & Joint Compound

I applied primer to the walls/ceiling yesterday and found some spots that still needs work done to it. How long must I wait for the primer (latex) to dry/cure before applying more joint compound on top? Are there any precautions I need to know of ahead of time?

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Old 04-27-2012, 09:33 AM   #2
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Depends on the paint, some dry faster then others and it also depends on the temp. and humity.
Wait a day and you would be safe.
Any touch ups will need to be lightly sanded with a sanding sponge and primed again.

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Old 04-27-2012, 10:49 AM   #3
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Wow! Thanks for replying so fast.

A couple of spots need to be smoothed over better, but there is 1 spot that I skim coated with joint compound and fogot all about until after I primered. That needs all sanded back down and redone.
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:39 PM   #4
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Most primers dry really fast- I put a fan on it and can do something in an hour.
But just to be safe- what was the primer?
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