Preparing green board...

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Old 09-07-07, 05:29 PM
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Preparing green board...

... Do I need to prime green board until it has no signs of green left or can it be transparant? Also, do I need to sand the primed green board? This is for a new bathroom construction.


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Old 09-08-07, 04:56 AM
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Primer doesn't have to cover the substrate - you just need to coat it all - no missed spots. It is always a good idea to lightly/scuff sand primer before painting.
 
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Yes, definetly prime it. The best product to use is one called First Kote. There are several others but this is the most popular. It is like a thick white paint. Goes on very easy, and dries very fast. Then apply your paint. Done deal. Have a good day.
 
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Old 09-08-07, 09:44 AM
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I think USG 1st coat only comes in 5 gallon buckets but I could be wrong. IMO it is better sprayed than rolled. it is usually best to go to the paint store [not dept] where you are going to buy your paint and ask them which of their primers will be best for the top coat you have chosen.
 
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