Painting Bathroom/New Greenboard


Old 04-26-05, 01:23 PM
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Question Painting Bathroom/New Greenboard

We just redid our bathroom with new walls (greenboard) and I have some interior/exterior primer that I was planning on using to prime the greenboard. I have 2 questions.

1. Can I use any primer for the greenboard, or do I need something special since it's never been painted before?

2. Do I need to do two coats of primer before I paint? I vaguely remember reading somewhere that the 1st coat might soak in to the greenboard and it would need a 2nd coat.

Please advise.

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Old 04-26-05, 02:41 PM
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Your primer should be OK. With good paint, green board paints as good as any. Apply your first coat and see what it looks like. I would rather use 1 coat primer and 2 coats finish but either way should be fine.

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