How soon can I paint after skim coat

Old 05-13-08, 07:39 AM
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How soon can I paint after skim coat

Have one small bathroom. If I start early can I skim coat and prime the same day?
Old 05-13-08, 10:06 AM
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If your skim coat is real shallow, you can prime and paint the same day. However, if there are spots where it is thick because it was filling divots or doing some serious leveling, you will need to wait 24hrs for the J/C to dry.

Old 05-13-08, 01:06 PM
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You should be able to look at the j/c and tell if it's dry - any dark areas will still be too wet for primer.

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