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Old 08-29-2012, 10:04 AM   #1
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primer on new drywall

I just recently had my basement drywalled and primed. I have not painted it yet.

Our cat loves to jump up to the window wells and in the process of do this, has scratched the wall in various spots under each window. I want to patch the scratch marks and re-prime the section of each wall under each window.

I do not know what type of primer the drywaller used but I'm not sure if it matters? So my question is two fold:

1) do I have to re-prime the areas that I patch?
2) if yes, does the primer I use have to be the same as the primer the drywaller used?

One thing to note: contacting the drywaller is not an option and neither is getting rid of the cat :-)



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Old 08-29-2012, 10:15 AM   #2
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Yes you have to prime any repairs.
It would be best to use the same primer as he did.
Not sure what good it's going to do since the cats just going to claw it up again.


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Old 08-29-2012, 01:28 PM   #3
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yea it be good to use same primer .but if your doing a small repair ,scratches from your cat ,and your using spackle, you can use some flat paint .or even your finish paint . just don't let the primer police catch you
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:39 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by joecaption View Post
...the cats just going to claw it up again.
Yeah you need to figure out something to do on that wall area. Carpet covered scratching panel? Put a stool in front of it?
Measure twice, cut once.
Look at the nail, not the hammer. Watch the fence, not the blade.
If you hook your thumb over your belt you won't hit it with the hammer or leave it layin on the saw table.
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