12:44PM | 02/24/05
Member Since: 01/24/05
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In our house, we stripped all the ceiling popcorn, exposing plain drywall and joint compound. I have repaired most of the torn paper and also frayed joints with joint compund and sanded most of the rough surface. I only had to repair < 10% of the entire ceiling -- the rest was perfectly fine. I did not apply fresh mud all over the ceiling. I just repaired very small

areas (nail holes, minor scratches, etc) that were visible after the popcorn ceiling was scraped off

What would be a good primer/surfacer for this situation before I paint?

I looked at USG Tuff-Hide but it is a "Spray only" product and I can't use it inside the house. I need something that can be rolled on.

Is "drywall First Coat" a good product to use? I guess it is not a surfacer. Is it a good "primer" too?

Someone recommended "Hamilton prep coat plus" as the perfect product for this but I'm not sure if it is better than USG First Coat.

I will apply one or two coats of a good quality paint on top of the primer/surfacer.





01:48AM | 02/25/05
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
If this ceilings has some age on it and I take it does as you are removing popcorn texture from it. The safest primer to use will be an oil based stain killer as older drywall will bleed through a amber colored stain if you prime with a latex primer. I have seen this happen on jobs and they ended up priming with the oil based anyway after the latex. Then you will be able to apply the latex topcoat of your choice.


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