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TchrMommy

07:27PM | 01/11/04
Member Since: 01/04/04
84 lifetime posts
On new drywall, how even should primer coats be if they're just going to get painted over anyway? I just primed the ceiling (new drywall) and ouchie, do my arms hurt! I did my best to spread it evenly, and even went over it again, an hour later. It looks pretty good, but I see some thin spots that could use a third coat. I do a better job on walls, but have never worked over my head like this before. This is tough work! Advice is appreciated.

MrPaint

10:36AM | 01/12/04
Member Since: 02/03/03
196 lifetime posts
Make sure you are using a 4-8' extension pole - extended to about 6' - that will help.

Some drywall primers don't hide very well - they will however seal the drywall when applied at the proper square ft coverage (about 300 sq).

One coat of primer properly applied is sufficient.

Where you want two coats is the finish coat.

I usually recommend Glidden products. The Home Depot carries Glidden Ceiling Paint. Some independant dealers carry Glidden E-Z Track Ceiling Paint - it goes on pink (easier to tell where you have been) - and dries white...

Mr. Paint

retisin

01:33PM | 01/12/04
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
It sounds to me like you have a complete remodling going on,because alot of your posts has to do with new,trim and texturing and drywall.
If it is possible you could of sprayed this out with alot less hassel and even if you didnt know how to use one you would have a good handle on it after you did the primer it is alot faster easier and looks and lasts longer.
But like Mr Paint said the primer is fine if it isnt covering all the way it is to seal your drywall. http://pictureperfectpainting.20m.com/
is a site to my home page,

TchrMommy

03:03PM | 01/12/04
Member Since: 01/04/04
84 lifetime posts
Yes, we are completely renovating our basement, and making cosmetic fixes on the rest of the house. We gutted the daylight basement last year and are slowly building it back up. Saving a ton, but taking forever. The rest of the house gets new flooring, windows, doors, yard, deck, just finished the fireplace and already painted the rest of the interior. It's a labor of love. Our first home. Thanks for the info on the primer. Rather than go with a third coat on the ceiling, I think I'll save energy for the walls next weekend.


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