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.
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