Primer Selection

Old 01-22-01, 06:42 AM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a

I just removed wallpaper from my kitchen (fun job) and found that about 1/3 of the walls have had the sheetrock replaced. The wallpaper was applied directly to this bare sheetrock, but came off relatively cleanly. The remaining 2/3 of the walls have some paint. I plan on painting everything, and want to prime the entire walls since I've done enough patching work on the previously painted areas that it would probably look more uniform.

My question is what type (latex, oil) of primer should I be using? I would think you should avoid any water-based product when working with bare sheetrock paper, but can you use an oil-based primer and paint the finish coat with latex?

Thanks a lot.

Old 01-22-01, 07:33 AM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
12VMan, You would want to wash any remaining paste from the walls, prime with an oil primer such as KILZ Original. This will raise the grain pretty well where the drywall is raw so sand lightly with 100 grit. Paint with high quality latex paint of your choice........Mike

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title: