Need Advise On Which Primer To Use In Place Of Gardz

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Old 04-08-11, 07:23 AM
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Need Advise On Which Primer To Use In Place Of Gardz

I recently started working on a face lift for my bathroom which was wallpapered. I started by removing all the wallpaper which involved spraying water on the residue and scraping off the bits and pieces followed by going over the entire wall with a damp sponge to get rid of the glue residue. Then I sanded the walls to remove any remaining small pieces of glue and wallpaper followed by coating all the walls with Gardz.

Now I need to repair a few areas as well as skim coat all the nicks and depressions with joint compound to get the walls smooth.

Frankly, I found using Gardz to be a pita because its so watery and it's hard to tell where you are. I'd rather use a primer which some white pigment so I know where I'm at.

My question then is, can I use an oil based primer in place of a second coat of Gardz to seal the repairs and joint compound before painting the walls? If so, what would you recommend?

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Old 04-08-11, 08:10 AM
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Gardz is for sealing the gypsum where the paper came off the drywall before putting joint compound on to repair

Now that you're priming the repairs for paint, Gardz is no longer required, any quality primer would suffice (my personal preference is Zinnser's 123)
 
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Old 04-08-11, 10:05 AM
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Besides sealing the raw gypsum, gardz also locks down the wallpaper adhesive so it won't be an issue with the paint. At this point there is no need for either gardz or an oil base primer although both will seal the drywall repairs. I'd use a latex primer, most any brand will do ok.
 
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Old 04-08-11, 06:31 PM
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Thanks marksr and mitch17. I will follow your advice.
 
 

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