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Thoughts on using a Diamond Vogel or any other brand for that matter flat ceiling paint as my primer for drywall?

I have a knock down texture on ceiling and orange peel on the walls.

Think that would work well or do I need to find a specific primer?
 

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Never heard of Diamond Vogel, where are you?
No way would I just use just paint or the so called primer and paint in one.
Use Zinsser 123 then 2 coats or flat paint.
 

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Nothing technically wrong with it. Some drywall manufacturers recommend a coat of quality flat paint as a first coat after finishing. From the USG joint compound specs,

"A prime coat of Sheetrock brand First CoatTM primer or a good quality interior latex flat wall paint with a high solids content should be applied undiluted and allowed to dry before decoration. [painting]"

https://www.usg.com/content/dam/USG...ll-purpose-joint-compound-submittal-J1969.pdf

There are valid reasons to use specific primers in some situations. Personally I prefer painting over a better sealed surface than flat paint provides and often use something like Zinsser 123 instead. However there's nothing technically wrong with using flat paint as a first coat over properly finished and dusted gypsum panels, especially if it's a textured ceiling. It's commonly done.

Biggest drawback in finishing without a primer that at least seals somewhat is subsequent coats are harder to apply because of the high porosity of the surface.



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