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Old 04-15-10, 10:09 AM
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Texturing new walls/ceiling - order of operations?

Hello all,

Finishing our basement and are just wrapping up the mud and tape. After that is finish coated and sanded smooth, it's time to texture, prime, and paint. I had a few questions about the proper order of those operations:

1) Should I prime the new drywall before or after texturing?

2) I will be spraying a light orange-peel on the walls and stomping the ceiling. Should I do the walls or ceilings first?

Thanks!
 
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There are some that say you should prime and then texture.... and this will allow the texture to dry at a more consistent rate but the texture also needs primer and it doesn't hurt anything to texture unpainted/primed drywall. I always texture, then prime and paint.

You always want to do the ceiling first [paint or texture] That way any material that drips onto the walls can be wiped off or sanded smooth when dry. Using a little care when spraying the orange peel will prevent any orange peel texture that gets on the ceiling from showing.
 
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Old 04-15-10, 02:27 PM
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Mark,

Thanks for the help. That's what I'll do.

- Chris
 
 

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