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Old 01-23-2017, 02:36 PM   #1
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Primer over sheetrock repairs


Hi guys, I was hoping I could ask a quick question.

I have a wall that requires some mudwork to feather out a few buttjoints that weren't taped properly. The wall is currently painted but the person who did the work didn't feather the joints wide enough and depending on the angle of light the joints are clearly noticeable. Along with quite a hump in the wall.

Once I complete this work, I plan on painting the wall the same color. I have 2 questions:
1. Do I have to prime the whole wall or just where the repairs are done?
2. Since I'm not touching the base & crown molding, I planned on just cutting as close to the edge as possible but leaving a slight (maybe 1/16") space between the new paint and the molding to make it go much quicker. So in that space the old paint will show. assuming the colors are identical (painted about 2yrs ago), will that be an issue? Also keeping in mind that if I have to prime the entire wall that 1/16" gap will be minus the primer as well.

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It's the safest bet to prime the whole wall. That way you know for sure you have an even surface to paint over. Probably wouldn't have a problem leaving your 1/16 gap with the primer and finish paint provided you use the same brand, color and sheen.


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Jmays thanks so much for the quick response.
as far as the primer, I've always followed the prime then 2 coats rule, for a total of 3 coats. but in this case (being that I'm painting the wall the exact same color) is that overkill? maybe I could go with a tinted primer & 1 coat? or 2 coats of a paint & primer in one? (if BM makes that since that's what the original paint was)
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Jmays thanks so much for the quick response.
as far as the primer, I've always followed the prime then 2 coats rule, for a total of 3 coats. but in this case (being that I'm painting the wall the exact same color) is that overkill? maybe I could go with a tinted primer & 1 coat? or 2 coats of a paint & primer in one? (if BM makes that since that's what the original paint was)
I would still prime the repairs with a primer, then a couple finish coats, with the last one over the whole wall.
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Prime the repair. Paint over the primer. Paint the wall. 1/16" won't be noticeable, but it would drive me bonkers knowing it was there.
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got it. thanks for the help guys!

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