primer sheen

Old 03-06-05, 08:20 PM
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primer sheen

in the process of painting the ceiling of my dining room. house is 6 years old, orginially painted with duron brand paints. there were numerous spots where i did some repair (spots where the drywall screw head bumped out the spackle). anyway bought some behr primer and it said to first spot prime any repairs before painting the entire area with the primer. it's been about 6 hours since i finished and i noticed that in the areas where i spot primed, the primer has a lot more gloss than the areas that just have the one coat of primer. do i need to put on a second coat of primer before the ceiling paint, or will the ceiling paint itself even this out?

Old 03-07-05, 02:01 PM
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It shouldn't need a second full coat of primer, but if the primer quality isn't tops, then a 2nd coat definitely won't hurt. Take a brush and swipe some finish paint over one of the patches, and see if it dries out OK. If not, then reprime the whole ceiling before painting.

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