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kah5683 04-21-2013 08:35 AM

Priming walls with lots of repairs
Took my time repairing all the holes and dings on the walls. Walls now have white splotches all over the place. I used joint compound for the repairs and sanded smooth, flat, and feathered. I decided to spend the extra money and bought Sherwin Williams paint and primer. Painted a coat of primer and still see the repairs. Should I use 2 coats of primer on the entire wall? On the other walls that are repaired the same way (have to paint whole house), should I spot prime first, then prime the entire wall so the repairs have 2 coats? Is one coat of primer on the entire wall enough on these repaired walls and move on to 2 coats of finish coat?

Do you prime skim coated walls twice?

user1007 04-21-2013 09:09 AM

You can spot primer the patches before your over all primer coat if you want but if you are using a good primer you should not have to do so. You usually do not gain anything with an extra coat of interior primer.

Brushjockey 04-21-2013 09:17 AM

The typical system is one primer, 2 finish coats.
If you are using a higher sheen (eggshell or above) on a critical light wall, sometimes an extra spot helps.

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