primer/sealer for drywall compound


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Old 06-15-05, 02:06 PM
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primer/sealer for drywall compound

I have a textured wall that I skimcoated with drywall compound for a smooth look. The guy at the paint store tells me that the benjamin moore all-purpose primer is appropriate for that, but I've also heard that I need a special sealer (kilz?) for drywall compound. Given that it's an entire wall of compound, I want to make sure I prime it properly. Is the benjamin moore primer good enough? I plan on applying at least two coats. After that, the top coat(s) will be a benjamin moore acrylic paint.

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Old 06-15-05, 03:28 PM
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The B.M. Fresh Start primer will work fine.
I, however, prefer to seal mud/bare drywall with Zinsser's Gardz.
Try it, you'll like it.
 
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Thanks! I'll give it a shot.
 
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Old 06-17-05, 12:35 AM
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Gardz looks like interesting stuff - but have never seen it in the stores. I've been using Kilz Premium partly because in some places I need a little stain kill. Just wondering if you've every tried the USG First Coat - supposedly has ability to fill in scratches and small imperfections. Of course, I can't find that in the stores, either.

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SWP sells USG first coat along with their own brand of high build primer. As far as I know it is meant to be sprayed on.
 
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Old 06-17-05, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by marksr
SWP sells USG first coat along with their own brand of high build primer. As far as I know it is meant to be sprayed on.
Yep, I think so too. It goes on at such a high mil thickness that it would be tough to achieve with a brush/roller.
 
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"Just wondering if you've every tried the USG First Coat - supposedly has ability to fill in scratches and small imperfections. Of course, I can't find that in the stores, either."

Register and get a free sample.Right under where it says spray application next to the pail. If you need to ---lie when you register. It will not save you if you do a bad tape and finish job. Needs a heavy duty sprayer to apply it.


http://usg.com/navigate.do?resource=...nd_Ceiling.htm
 
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Old 06-18-05, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by joneq
.....USG First Coat .......Needs a heavy duty sprayer to apply it.
well, that's pretty much all I need to know - guess I'll keep doing my surfaces "the old fashionded way."

thanks!

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Old 06-20-05, 04:08 AM
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Gardz works very well and is easy to apply!
 
 

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