Can I spot prime/paint


Old 08-27-06, 07:28 PM
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Can I spot prime/paint

Is it possible to effectively spot prime/paint over some nail-pop repairs in sheetrock?

We painted the walls with latex paint, not paying much attention to the nail pops, but a change in lighting has made them extremely noticable.

I'd rather not repaint hte whole wall unless I have to.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-27-06, 08:34 PM
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You will need to prime over nail pop repairs. You can try touchup painting the repairs. You may find that whether you like it or not that you may have to repaint the whole wall as touchups are often noticeable under certain lighting conditions.
Old 08-28-06, 04:13 AM
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Sometimes repairs can be touched up. a lot depends on lighting and angle of view. The repairs may also need a little texture to make them disappear. Even slick finish walls might need a little texture to simulate the various layers of paint that have been rolled on over the years. Sometimes this can be accomplished by patting on the primer with a sponge.

Unless I know that the touch up will show, I almost always start with touch up and only reroll if needed.
Old 08-28-06, 04:01 PM
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Thank you all for the input

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