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lauriekailee

05:42PM | 03/28/05
Member Since: 08/28/02
3 lifetime posts
We have just had a wall moved inside our home, and I am getting conflicting reports as to how to deal with the drywall. Do I apply a normal latex primer, or use a specific drywall sealer & primer? HELP!

MrsFauxster

04:41AM | 03/29/05
Member Since: 03/26/05
33 lifetime posts
As I understand it, the only difference really is that wallboard sealer/primer doesn't raise the nap of the raw drywall as much-it will not make the wall "fuzzy" at all where regular primer-which is designed to go over an existing paint layer-could. BUT, most folks can't tell the difference anyway, so it's really your call. Do whatever's easier for you!

Oh, make sure you wipe the new wall off with a damp cloth, or vacuum it or something. A layer of dust on the wall will cause adhesion problems for any product you try to put on it!

Amanda Folster,Art Director

www.ArtisticIllusions.com

www.Fauxsters.com

5slb6

03:20AM | 04/02/05
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
The drywall will fuzz up less with an acrylic primer than just a latex primer as it has more solids and less water. Also for the smoothest wall you will want to lightly sand after you have primed.

lauriekailee

07:38AM | 04/14/05
Member Since: 08/28/02
3 lifetime posts
Thank you for the help! I will try the sealer! And I never thought to wipe the wall down first...good advice!

MrsFauxster

10:48AM | 04/14/05
Member Since: 03/26/05
33 lifetime posts
No problem...so what happend with the "corners" on your replacment posts? Good news I hope...


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