05:35AM | 02/06/02
Member Since: 02/05/02
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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?


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


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


06:51AM | 02/06/02
Member Since: 01/22/02
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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


05:46AM | 03/22/02
Member Since: 03/21/02
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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.


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