newbie paint (priming actually) question


Old 06-11-11, 03:53 PM
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newbie paint (priming actually) question

I did see a lot of talk about priming..but not quite THIS question.

I have brand new greenboard in the bathroom, so I must prime, of course. Which I did, but I did a pretty thin coat I guess, and I can still make out the green of the board, and the difference from the white of the drywall mud.

Im going to be using semi gloss, so Ill use 2 coats.. but do I need to go ahead and prime this bathroom again, for a total of 2 coats??

Thanks in advance

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Old 06-11-11, 04:42 PM
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Welcome to the forums Dave!

Generally the purpose of the primer is to seal and adhere to the raw substrate, while coverage makes top coating easier, it's not a requirement. About the only time coverage is an issue with primer is when you are trying to seal and cover some type of stain that would bleed thru into the top coat. You should be fine
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It's common to be able to see what's under primer (before the paint is applied) - it seals the surface from bleed-through, the paint is what actually covers visually

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