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beachfront71 06-25-2012 03:30 PM

Priming / Painting smooth walls
 
Hello and thanks in advance.

We are going through the process right now of having all the walls in our house smoothed out.

Bottom floor is now sanded and done ..

My question is, is there a preferred roller to use for prime/paint?

Is it OK to hit the local home depot, get a can of bullseye primer and a smooth roller and go at it?

Any tricks we should be aware of?

I am not looking for absolute perfection here but if there is a step or 2 I can do ahead of time that will make the final appearance better I wanted to ask...

Any advice is appreciated and thanks again.

CopperClad 06-25-2012 03:36 PM

If you don't aim for perfection then its a waste of time ! You can do it ! Wipe down the walls with a damp sponge to make sure there is no sand dust . I've used bullseye before and it worked well, is there better products out there sure, but for the $ it hits the spot.Have fun and you can make it perfect, good luck !

joecaption 06-25-2012 03:50 PM

Use a 3/8 or 1/2 nap roller.
A 1/4 nap roller does not hold enough paint and would take far longer.

Paint the trim, then do the cut in around the ceiling with a 2-1/2" quality sash brush.
Roll the ceiling before the wall.
Do all your cuting around the trim, ceiling to wall line and inside corners before rolling.
All of it will take two coats of finish paint for it to come out best.

I happen to like Zinzeer 123 as a primer.

Brushjockey 06-25-2012 03:57 PM

I actually agree with Joe! ( You're new here- he gets it!)
Cruise around this site- you'll pick up a ton of info-
there is much more to this "painting " thing than some ( read HD) would have you believe.
There are actually skills involved!

joecaption 06-25-2012 04:33 PM

It's about time Bush. LOL

Brushjockey 06-25-2012 04:35 PM

...Dude. It's Brush...

beachfront71 06-25-2012 05:55 PM

Appreciate all the info..

I think what Joe had mentioned is why I asked the question..

I just primed and painted a bathroom with smooth drywall using the pink rollers sold at HD, if you know the ones I am talking about.

2 problems with those:
1. They are short .. like 8 inches wide
2. If you buy the "smooth" version they hold no paint or primer so it takes a ton of time..

Sounds like I can step up the nap size and still minimize the texture and save a ton of time ...

chrisn 06-26-2012 04:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brushjockey (Post 951423)
I actually agree with Joe!:eek: ( You're new here- he gets it!)
Cruise around this site- you'll pick up a ton of info-
there is much more to this "painting " thing than some ( read HD) would have you believe.
There are actually skills involved!


Hey Bush, in this very rare instance , I do too. What I don't understand is the insistence about NOT clicking on the spell check, I mean, how hard is that?

beachfront71 06-26-2012 11:17 AM

Hey all.

Just checking in 1 more time ...

Purchased Purdy 3/8 nap rollers ..

The Home Depot guy told me I did not need multipurpose primer and told me to purchase PVA Drywall primer since the walls are now bare mud.. (drywaller skimmed w 90 minute/green dot mix then finish coat with green dot)..

Any thoughts on using PVA primer or should I stick to the bullseye/zinzeer ..only diff I saw was PVA was 1/2 the price..

Thanks again.

DangerMouse 06-26-2012 11:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrisn (Post 951785)
Hey Bush, in this very rare instance , I do too. What I don't understand is the insistance about NOT clicking on the spell check, I mean, how hard is that?

I'm not gonna say it.... I'm not gonna say it.....





......okay, I'll say it. You misspelled insistence!!!

:laughing:

DM

Brushjockey 06-26-2012 11:45 AM

Hey beach- there are some that think PVA is all you need, and some that think it boarders on worthless. I am of the thought that the first thing to hit a wall is pretty important, particularly if you are going to have more than a flat on the wall. I always use a primer/sealer, and "loosen "it up with a touch of water to get a bit more penetration.
There are many good choices in primers, but I feel pretty confident if it is made by Zinnser.
What that primer is doing is gripping onto the wall and mud, and making the porosity equal . Then your finish coats don't show the banding of the tape seams.
Of all the things different kinds of primers do- just priming new rock really is one of the most basic.

Mr. Paint 06-26-2012 03:16 PM

Look for a roller cover that has "Micro Fiber" technology. My company has had great results with this. Use a 3/8 nap for best results on smooth wall.

chrisn 06-26-2012 04:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DangerMouse (Post 951964)
I'm not gonna say it.... I'm not gonna say it.....





......okay, I'll say it. You misspelled insistence!!!

:laughing:

DM


Who, Me?:jester:

chrisn 06-26-2012 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beachfront71 (Post 951962)
Hey all.

Just checking in 1 more time ...

Purchased Purdy 3/8 nap rollers ..

The Home Depot guy told me I did not need multipurpose primer and told me to purchase PVA Drywall primer since the walls are now bare mud.. (drywaller skimmed w 90 minute/green dot mix then finish coat with green dot)..

Any thoughts on using PVA primer or should I stick to the bullseye/zinzeer ..only diff I saw was PVA was 1/2 the price..

Thanks again.


Right there is you're problem.

Do NOT seek advise form someone who knows NOTHING about paint and or primer and very little about anything else in the world. You are getting advise here from REAL painters . Why would you even go to Home Depot?

Pva primer is half the cost for a good reason, it is junk:whistling2:

beachfront71 06-26-2012 06:16 PM

Thanks,

Went back and got the Zinsser PrimeCoat 2 Primer Sealer ..

Assuming its a good choice..?


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