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Old 03-28-2014, 09:15 PM   #1
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Plan on using this for my primer this weekend. Are there any tips when applying this as far as type of roller? Should I just have to do one coat?? And after I prime, that is the best time to double check for defects and correct them also??? Then prime that area again ??? Thanks for any help

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Use a good quality roller like a 1/2" nap (assuming you have smooth walls) Purdy White Dove. One coat is good. If you do any patching, then yes you should recoat over them. I always try to reroll instead of use a brush on touch ups as a brush can leave stroke marks which can reflect light differently than the rest of the wall would.

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+1 on iminaquagmire's advice. 1-2-3 is a great primer. Depending on WHAT you are priming, it could be overkill for something like drywall where a standard drywall primer will suffice. 1-2-3 can certainly be used on drywall but its properties are more suited as a bonding primer on glossy surfaces. So, in a nutshell, what I am saying is that there are dozens of primers out there and each solves a specific problem.
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+1 on 123 and White Dove. I only do small repair and remodel jobs anymore, and the great thing about 123 is that it bonds new and old surfaces better than most in its price range. All I have to do is knock down stipple on the old work with a pole sander, put on a coat of 123, and you can't tell through the finish coats which was old and which is new.
Overkill in some situations...yeah....but I consider it cheap insurance.

And, yes, you can see defects better after priming...skim where needed and spot prime, then you're ready to go.
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