Texture or prime?


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Old 02-08-17, 08:25 PM
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Cool Texture or prime?

Walls are sanded and finally evened out. Need to apply texture. I'm guessing that goes on before priming?

Is the new guaranteed one coat paint really one coat? Or should I just automatically plan for two coats?

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Old 02-09-17, 04:34 AM
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Some say you should prime first but really all that does is allow the texture to dry at a more even rate. Texture should always be primed prior to applying the finish paint! Are these repairs or is the entire wall being textured?

I would not use a primer in the paint coating as a primer other than for minor repairs. A separate primer is always better! New walls or repairs require primer but painted surfaces usually do not. Generally 1 coat primer and 1 coat finish is adequate but a lot depends on the color and coating used along with how well it was applied. The main thing is to get a nice even coat with good coverage. Tinting the primer can be helpful with some colors.
 
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I hate painting so I always use two coats of paint in hopes it will keep me from having to come back as soon. I have no idea whether this actually works....
 
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2 coats of finish paint should be more washable than a single coat and wear a little better [not that interior walls see a lot of wear - abuse maybe] Most jobs I've done have been according to coverage. I don't want to leave a job [and my reputation] if you can see thru the paint and most folks don't want to pay for an extra coat if you can't see the difference.
 
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First, what is your definition of "texture"? Is this a stucco like knockdown finish or a flat finish?
 
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There were previous 'fixes' to the textured wall where someone 'patched' nail holes in the wall. Some as large as 6" across. Trying to make the walls even again I scraped it down and patched it. Now I have flat areas in the wall where I've patched. I'm just trying to get the walls to look not so patched - hoping texturing will do it.
I would definitely prime those areas before painting - just wondering if I should prime before and after texturing.
 
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Priming before texture is optional, after texture is mandatory.

What type of texture is on your walls? do you need any advise on how to replicate the texture?
 
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What kind of texture?????? Name:  IMG_0375.JPG
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There's more than one kind? Oh oh I'm in trouble.
 
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That looks like a sand finish. They sell packets of the sand additive that you mix with paint. An orange peel texture [can be bought in aerosol can] is similar but won't be as gritty looking. Before buying the sand texture I'd probably thin down some joint compound and pat it on with a sponge to see if it would be acceptable.
 
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When trying to match texture, sometimes it's best to practice on cardboard or other scrap material until you get the hang of it and then move to the wall.
 
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...... and if you do mess up on the wall it's an easy matter to scrape it off while wet or sand when dry although sand finish doesn't sand as easily as the j/c based textures.
 
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Thank you Thank you Thank you!

It's beautiful. I used the spray on texture and it came out great. I used the fine mist and went over it and feathered it out. LOOKS FAB!! At least before the paint coat. I'm exhausted but it's been a good day.>winewinewine<

Tomorrow the paint!!!!! I'm so happy with the way this is turning out. It's not just another paint job like I've always done. I've done tons of prep work - at least it seems that way - and it's a job I'm really proud of. Now for the rest of the house!!!!!
 
 

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