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Brazen C5

05:08PM | 02/19/03
Member Since: 02/18/03
2 lifetime posts
I've read that alot of drywallers prime before they texture to reduce the ghosting effect, seal the pourous paper surface, etc.

But do you also need to apply a coat of primer after applying texture? (I will be attempting an orange peel effect using a hopper gun and air compressor). Or just prime after texturing?

Thanks! chris


12:01AM | 02/20/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
Yes you should prime the walls before you texture with a latex drwall primer and be sure it is not an undercoater as they will have to much of a sheen for what you are doing. If the finish paint is going to be flat you do not need to prime the texture but if you are going to use a eggshell/satin you will need to prime after texturing.


12:59AM | 09/06/13
why do you need to prime before texture and after. We have our texture on the walls and I was ready to paint tomorrow but now im reading I need to prime again. What will happen if I don't?


10:06AM | 08/02/20
If you don't need a high quality job you can probably get away with it, but I have run into the texture on the wall having little crumbs come off after the paint. Light sanding the texture can make a difference also. What is so strange is problems happen one job or even wall and not another.

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