Originally Posted by tpolk
alot of what you see at this point will fill with good primer. after primer your drywall guy should come back if needed and agreed to to point up blemishes
The keyword in this post is GOOD primer. Do not skimp at this point. Put it on with at least 1/2" roller cover. All the blemishes should surface out. Use a 3/4" roller cover if you really want to be safe.
Definitely sand out any problems after you see how the primer looks. Spot prime again if needed. It is a pain to get paint off.
And you are planning on two coats of paint store paint right? Not box store crap like Behr?
Vacuum and rinse all the drywall dust off there by the way. Use a nice, big car wash sponge or big fluffy towel. Just this accidental wet sanding process may calm your concern by the way. Wet sanding is a great way to pull the last of imperpections out of drywall compound.