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Malibu918

06:07AM | 04/27/04
Member Since: 04/26/04
2 lifetime posts
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I am a new homeowner, and have a definite fixer-upper. To make a long story short, we just painted my newly drywalled hallway, and not knowing any better, did not use a primer first (didn't know that primer actually sealed the drywall...just thought it was a "base" for using different colored paint...as I said, I'm new at this!!).

And after reading through these messages, I realize that we screwed up; only after putting two coats of paint on. What, if anything, should we do? Is this going to be a major problem? Thanks!

5slb6

02:44AM | 04/28/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
It will be fine and the paint will not peel off or anything like that.

Just remember next time to use primer first over unpainted drywall.

Malibu918

04:27AM | 04/28/04
Member Since: 04/26/04
2 lifetime posts
Thanks so much, I appreciate your reply! I was really worried that we'd have to do everything again. *whew*

Piffin

06:51PM | 04/28/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
The drywall primer has a higher bonding agent in it and the regular paint has a higher amt. of pigment in it, but the primer is less expensive. Your first coat acted as the primer/sealer in a more expensive manner and it may have taken three coats to get a good job instead of one primer and two finish, but you don't need to worry.

Excellence is its own reward!


retisin

04:33PM | 04/29/04
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
I hope you didnt use anything higher sheen then satin,if you used semi gloss or gloss it could peel away,or picked off the wall,crack,a gloss sheen has a hard time to cure to pure drywall.

These are rare cases but can happen.
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