Primer on New Drywall Question

Old 03-16-05, 07:03 AM
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Primer on New Drywall Question

I'm rolling some Behr acrylic latex primer on some new
drywall in my baement. The first coat seems very thin,
and I'm able to still see seams. Applying a second
coat helps, but they're still visible.

My question is do I NEED more than 1 or 2 coats?
Will the latex paint I apply after the primer (if it
is white or light colored) cover the areas the
primer failed to hide? Thanks....!
Old 03-16-05, 08:11 AM
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Don't confuse primer with paint. Primer is not meant to hide or cover. Primer is meant to seal and provide bite for the paint. You don't need anymore primer. Apply the paint, now.
Old 03-16-05, 08:20 AM
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great, thanks!
Old 03-16-05, 02:06 PM
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One coat of primer is almost always enough. If the correct primer is used 1 or 2 topcoats will finish any surface.

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