will primer be ok for small wallboard nicks?


Old 08-15-06, 03:10 PM
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will primer be ok for small wallboard nicks?

I just finished removing some difficult wallpaper. I patched many 2-3 inch places where the wallboard was exposed during the paper removal process. I then sanded the patches and cleaned the walls with TSP.

There are still many small (1/4 to 1/2 inch) spots where you can see the wallboard. I sanded these smooth and would like to paint with Ben Moore primer and two coats of B.M. paint and be done with this project! Does this sound like a reasonable plan or do I have to patch every little nick?
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Old 08-15-06, 04:13 PM
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The primer and paint aren't going to cover these nicks for you, so I would recommend patching them now with spackling, otherwise you may paint and then decide to fill them and have to prime and paint again.
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I wouldn't but...

...to answer your question it'll be OK

The nicks will still be visible, perhaps even more so with a darker and/or shinier paint
I'd suggest patching them for the reasons mitch gave
But technically you don't h a v e to patch them if they are small
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close your eyes & run your hands & fingers over the wall surface. if you can feel any imperfections, you'll see them once painted.

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