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sabrina

01:25PM | 01/22/02
Member Since: 08/03/01
8 lifetime posts
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My painting contractor doesn't want to prime the drywall in our new house. He believes two coats of a quality paint is good enough.
Should we request that he prime than apply a coat of paint or just let him apply two coats of paint? Thanks for any assistance.

DH

02:12PM | 01/22/02
Member Since: 09/23/01
242 lifetime posts
Find a new painting contractor! Even with priming new drywall you can still have problems with the paints sheen.

BobF

01:18AM | 01/24/02
Member Since: 10/19/98
223 lifetime posts
Yes, find a new paint contractor. This guy has no clue at all!!!

The primer does several things. 1 - seals the drywall and mud much better than paint.
2 - creates a surface for the paint to adhere better. 3 - Witout it, you will see a difference between the mud and the drywall. Those materials absorb the paint differently. You WILL see it when the light is at the right angle.

Mustang

03:22PM | 01/24/02
Member Since: 01/22/02
101 lifetime posts
Agree with rest. Run-don't walk-away from this contractor. This guy doesn't have a clue, I mean what were talking here is "painting 101"!!

attntodetail

08:31AM | 01/27/02
Member Since: 04/08/01
17 lifetime posts
I agree with all the other posts, but I'd even take it a step further and notify the Better Business Bureau, as well as pro-paint stores (ie Sher Will, Ben Moore, etc). I'm a pro paint contractor and I lose bids to fly-by-nighters like this cat, daily. They shouldn't be in business and with enough negative stories, such as yours, they'll soon be. Dave
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