08:35AM | 09/25/04
Member Since: 09/24/04
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In prepping previously painted drywall for paint, I repair nail holes with lightweight spackle, sand that with a sanding block and then apply an acrylic white primer to the area. When I paint over that area with an acrylic latex flat paint with color, the primed area shows through. I know that I am sanding until smooth. Should I be using primer at all, or tint the primer to match the paint? The only way I've fixed this in the past is to apply 3 or 4 more coats of latex to the area. Please help.


05:31PM | 09/25/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
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I wouldn't use an acrylic primer. Tehr are specific primers for drywall.

Tjhan, it is normal to expect to paint rtwo coats over a primer for a good job - and if you are using a brown or a RED, you could need up to seven coats to get it coverd. Quality of product matters too. I prefer latex to acriylic.

And too - some people seem to put paint on too thin. Proper application is a learned technique. I can't say if you have it or not - no insult intended.

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