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Question On How To Fix Mudded and Painted Wall

Old 06-07-14, 08:39 AM
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Question On How To Fix Mudded and Painted Wall

Question, can I sand down the seams again, re-mud plus make it wider like videos show, then paint with Behr Premium Plus All in One Primer and Sealer to fix the below problem. Then finally repaint with the paint and primer to make it less noticeable. Also if you think it would work doing the above do I sand with regular type sand paper or do I use the regular little dry wall mud sanding blocks?

What we did that doesn't quite fit my expectations of how I want it to look.......We mudded the seams, sanded, painted with Behr premium Plus Ultra Satin Stain Blocking Paint and Primer In One Paint. The seams are too noticeable for two reasons, they're not flat enough/wide enough and I can see where they are easily because they're darker than the rest of the wall.

Thank you for any help you can give!
Old 06-07-14, 09:08 AM
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Latex paint doesn't sand real well [it melts and plugs the sandpaper] but it wouldn't hurt to sand with 80-100 grit. You'd then float some mud over it as needed to make it right.

One of the reasons your first attempt shows is from the lack of primer. The j/c will absorb more paint than the sealed portions of the wall. Once you think you've got the mud work decent, remove any dust and apply your primer. If you pay attention to the repairs while the primer is wet you should be able to tell if it's good enough. Touch up the j/c if needed, sand and reprime those areas before proceeding to the finish paint.
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Keep in mind that paint make imperfections in your wall more noticeable, not less. Pretty much has to be perfect before the paint goes one.

I'd use a separate primer and paint and I wouldn't use the brand you have but I ultimately don't think those are the cause of your problems in this case.

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