06:07AM | 04/27/04
Member Since: 04/26/04
2 lifetime posts
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 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!


02:44AM | 04/28/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1358 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.


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*


06:51PM | 04/28/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1284 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!


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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