Fixing nonprimed wall problem

Old 03-24-02, 07:18 AM
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We are repainting several interior walls in our house. The basic underlying structure is drywall. I began scraping loose paint and ended up easily scraping off all of the paint in several rooms down to the drywall because it was all very loose. The only place the paint stuck was over the joint compound and old spackle.

We now have part drywall and part painted joint compound.

We're unsure now how to go forward without having to scrape the paint that actually stuck. We're assuming no primer was used in these rooms initially.

Our goal is that the old textured paint in these areas not show through our new paint job. We, of course, will use primer to solve the problem.

We plan to sand down the areas around the old paint. Should we do any more prep before we begin with the primer or will one layer of good primer and one layer of good paint solve the problem?
Old 03-24-02, 07:48 AM
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Paint will adhere to mud (which is stiplulated as a practical method per mud manufacturers instructions) without primer. .....Be careful if you sand to feather the painted seams smooth into the sheetrock as their is a potential you could end up roughing up the finish paper....You might instead use a thin pass of mud to feather it, Have the primer tinted to the finish color, apply one coat and paint.

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