Painting new construction

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Old 03-23-05, 12:37 PM
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Painting new construction

Do I need to prime the walls before painting in new construction? The walls have only that light type of spray on paint that builders use.
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Old 03-23-05, 03:42 PM
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Most likely the builder didn't prime it before spraying. Will primer at this point help? Not too sure, but it can't hurt. If it was my house, I would.
 
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Old 03-23-05, 05:57 PM
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Is the light spray, paint or texture? You can test by rubbing it with a wet rag if it starts to come off use a primer. Better yet ask the builder what he used. The better the paint is that you use the better the walls will both look and wear.
 
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Old 03-24-05, 12:17 PM
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If you rub it with a wet rag it comes off down to the drywall fairly easily.
 
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Old 03-24-05, 01:21 PM
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You definetly need to use a primer. Latex is fine just make sure it is a primer as 2 coats of finish coat will not give you near the washability that 1 coat of primer and 1 coat of finish.
 
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Old 03-24-05, 06:51 PM
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Its just builder's paint on there now. Yes, do use a primer.
 
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