One coat of paint over spackle?

Old 07-24-13, 09:21 PM
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One coat of paint over spackle?

Hi - we just bought a new house and really like the color inside. The problem is the staging of the house included a LOT of wall hangings so when we move in there will be nail holes everywhere. Also- the paint they used is flat paint and we would like to use eggshell for a little more durability. The color is a light tan/gray. Is there a way to spackle over the nail holes and then do one coat of the same color paint but in an eggshell finish rather than flat without it showing every spackled area?
Old 07-25-13, 03:48 AM
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Welcome to the forums Melissa!

Yes, you can spackle all the nail holes but they should be primed before applying your eggshell or satin enamel otherwise the the spackling will suck a little of the gloss out of the paint highlighting the repairs.

Is there any texture on the walls?
Old 07-26-13, 10:42 AM
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As usual, Mark is right on - you must spot prime the repairs before you paint or they will absorb the paint at a different amount and stand out compared to the rest of the wall after you paint.

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