COMMUNITY FORUM

nisixni

05:35AM | 02/06/02
Member Since: 02/05/02
10 lifetime posts
Bvbrush
i’m getting ready to install some drywall for the first time, and was wondering what the best way to prime it is? or is paint sufficient?

Mustang

05:42AM | 02/06/02
Member Since: 01/22/02
101 lifetime posts
when done with tape and mud, you must prime.

nisixni

06:41AM | 02/06/02
Member Since: 02/05/02
10 lifetime posts
thanks for the quick reply! can you reccomend a type of primer? also is one coat sufficient?

Mustang

06:51AM | 02/06/02
Member Since: 01/22/02
101 lifetime posts
I usually go with Behr from HD, although almost any primer you can get from HD/Lowes will do the job. 1 coat is sufficient

gump

05:46AM | 03/22/02
Member Since: 03/21/02
20 lifetime posts
If you use latex primer, you will have to lightly sand it afterwards, as it lends to raise the grain of the drywall. Be sure to clean off the plaster carefully after you are done sanding, as the dust will show in your finished job.

Oil based primer does not raise the grain of the drywall, but it is obviously a lot more bother.

DH

01:14PM | 03/22/02
Member Since: 09/23/01
242 lifetime posts
Use latex PVA primer, thats what it's for.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Even the simplest holiday decorations can achieve a high visual impact. Here, an unadorned garland held in place with whit... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon