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Old 10-08-2010, 07:34 AM   #1
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Priming over Drywall Skim Coat


My wife and me just got through removing Wallpaper over Plastered Walls.

We patched and sanded gouges and holes with patch and now since the Plaster Walls are not the best for a smooth paint job we have to Skim Coat.

We want to use the ready mix Drywall Compound to skim coat, but what do you recommend for a Primer? Oil or Latex Stain sealer or binder type?

Can we use this on the wood trim, which was painted chocolate brown?

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Personally I would first prime all surfaces with an oil base primer to seal the plaster, a water base primer can sometimes cause old plaster to bubble and flake. Then I would make any repairs and then prime the repairs with a water base primer followed by two coats of a quality acrylic latex paint.
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if you're going to skim coat get a topping compound and add water to it. the pre mix is too thick out of the box.

primer? whatever is available. your drywall work is far more important than the brand of primer. just get something that says it's made for new drywall.
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Zinsser Gardz can be used before you skim coat and should be used before. I wouldn't use anything else! This all comes down to primer selection, if your primer fails and many do, then all that hard work will be a HUGE disappointment.

Gardz is a clear water-like sealer designed exactly for what you are doing.
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