Painting new Condo Walls

Old 02-01-09, 09:21 AM
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Painting new Condo Walls

I'm moving into a new condo, which have plenty of white walls. I already picked out some of the colors I want to use. One question I have is since the walls are practically brand new, should I still be using a primer? And if I use a primer, is 1 coat of paint usually enough?

I was thinking of either 2 coats of paint. Or 1 coat of primer and 1 coat of paint.
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If walls have never been painted, the white walls are best primed. A coat of primer and 2 coats of latex should do the job. Your local paint store can point you in the right direction for primer and paint. Buy the best quality paint, rollers, and brushes that budget will allow. These assure a quality paint job.
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Generally there is no need to use primer on a painted wall but often new constuction gets a sub par paint job with the "builders" grade paint. If that's the case, it would be best to use a primer. If you tint the primer, you should be ok with 1 coat of finish paint although 2 coats is always best

As noted above, your local paint store [not dept] will have the best coatings... and advice
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If the paint on the walls is a builder's flat:

Use a tinted universal primer / sealer first if you are using a flat paint.

Simply double coat, if using a sheen paint.

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