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zel 07-07-2007 01:12 PM

Primered last night, how soon to paint?
 
Redoing the master bedroom. We primed the whole room last night, got done around 2 AM. Everything is dry and I was going to start painting this morning, but I happened to read the primer can that says to wait 3 days. I've used this primer a number of times and never really noticed that it said to wait 3 days. I've primed and painted the next day with no problems in the past. Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations about this?

:eek:

Sammy 07-07-2007 01:29 PM

What brand/type of primer?

That does sound a little odd....

redline 07-07-2007 01:32 PM

is this oil or latex?

Workaholic 07-07-2007 03:09 PM

Most primers dry quickly, and in hours you should be able to paint. What primer did you use?

ron schenker 07-07-2007 04:26 PM

I hope it wasn't Behr:laughing:

slickshift 07-07-2007 06:42 PM

3 days would be highly unusual
...well, except for Behr (I'm not kidding)

Exactly what type of primer says 3 days dry time?

zel 07-07-2007 07:16 PM

Wow, I really feel like a dope. I must have really misread the can. I just looked and it says recoat in 2 hours. Like I said, it was a late night or taping/priming/painting. The primer is Glidden "Gripper" primer/sealer.
Anyway, thanks for all the responses!

Sammy 07-07-2007 07:54 PM

Its dry!

slickshift 07-07-2007 10:25 PM

In that case, it was ready to paint at 4AM

:biggrin:

Workaholic 07-08-2007 09:10 PM

LOL yep was ready a long time ago.
I learned from this thread, if working late make sure to wear glasses when reading paint cans.:laughing:
Gripper is a good primer btw.


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