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LHHOLLAND

05:02AM | 01/08/01
Member Since: 01/07/01
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WE RECENTLY ADDED A NEW BEDROOM & BATH TO OUR HOME. I WANT TO SPONGE THE WALLS, BUT A LOCAL CONTRACTOR TOLD ME THAT AFTER I PRIME & APPLY MY TOP-COAT, I WILL HAVE TO WAIT AT LEAST 2 MONTHS FOR THE PAINTS TO CURE BEFORE I CAN APPLY ANY PAINTING TECHNIQUES, OR WALLCOVERINGS. IS THIS CORRECT? I REALLY DON'T WANT TO WAIT THAT LONG.

BobF

07:36AM | 01/08/01
Member Since: 10/19/98
223 lifetime posts
No, the sponge coat is just another coat of paint.

Do prime the walls first, then apply 2 coats of a good paint. The 2nd coat can be the base coat for you sponge coat. Allow 24 hours between coats for each coat to dry thoroughly.


BobF

07:37AM | 01/08/01
Member Since: 10/19/98
223 lifetime posts
No, the sponge coat is just another coat of paint.

Do prime the walls first, then apply 2 coats of a good paint. The 2nd coat can be the base coat for you sponge coat. Allow 24 hours between coats for each coat to dry thoroughly.


BobF

07:37AM | 01/08/01
Member Since: 10/19/98
223 lifetime posts
No, the sponge coat is just another coat of paint.

Do prime the walls first, then apply 2 coats of a good paint. The 2nd coat can be the base coat for you sponge coat. Allow 24 hours between coats for each coat to dry thoroughly.


Lawrence

09:48AM | 01/19/01
Member Since: 11/14/00
333 lifetime posts
That contractor is high, unless you are using soe sort of funky undercoat as your primer that I have never heard of. As Bob said three times, the sponge paint is just another layer of paint that can be applied as soon as the basecoat dries. Follow the instructions on your can of paint for how long you need to wait before applying a second coat of paint.


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