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  1. Painting
    Anyone know if Gardz has to be topcoated within a certain amount of time like traditional latex primers (3-4 weeks) before it needs to be reprimed? It’s not stated on the label.
  2. Painting
    I know this topic has been discussed ad nauseum here and on paint talk, which I have spent the last 2 weeks reading through, but I find very few people have posted photos. I can't really gauge my situation against others without photos, so I've decided to post my own. I removed a wall and...
  3. Painting
    I've researched this as much as I can before posting, but my use case does not seem to have a solid consensus. I have brand new drywall with a skim coat for level 5 smooth finish. I want to use the best primer possible before painting, and looking for options, especially if you have used...
  4. Painting
    I'm doing en experiment to test these 3 Zinsser primers and I'm looking for test suggestions. I got a piece of drywall and spread a stripe of joint compound along its length to simulate a new wall. Then I divided it into 6 Sections: 1 and 2 coats of each Zinsser Gardz, 123, and PVA drywall...
  5. Painting
    I have used Gardz on torn drywall and wallpaper residue and its awesome. It glues and seals everything down so solid. Does anybody here use it on new drywall? It mentions it on the can as an application. Seems like it would be fantastic but I rarely hear it mentioned for that purpose. Its a...
  6. Painting
    So here's my situation. I have an area where paint chipped, and old drywall and mud were exposed with small damage and cracks. I scarped off any loose paint in that area, and applied Gardz on the exposed drywall/mud/paper as well as some latex paint surrounding it. Once Gardz is dry, I'm going...
  7. Painting
    We've only heard good things about Zinsser Gardz for sealing up plaster walls with some residue leftover from a tough wallpaper removal. But, we're having trouble locating the product in St. Louis. Anyone know where we can get some?
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