Which primer should I use?

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Old 10-25-16, 07:42 AM
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Which primer should I use?

I've just finished patching a sheetrock wall. Pretty good job if I do say so myself!
My question is about priming the repair- I have Ben Moore fresh start water base and oil base, and Kilz water base primers. I plan to top coat with latex semi-gloss.
Which primer would be best? Thanks, Steve
 
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Old 10-25-16, 08:09 AM
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Ben Moore latex. No need for oil based and Kilz latex is garbage.
 
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Semi-gloss doesn't touch up all that good, do you plan to repaint the entire wall?
 
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Yes, I do plan to repaint entire wall. Thanks, Steve
 
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Old 10-25-16, 02:00 PM
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Update: Just finished priming the repaired section w/Ben Moore water based primer, and it looks great. Thanks for the great advice (as usual!) Steve
 
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Glad to hear it. Thanks for the update.
 
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I'd go ahead and touch up the primed repair with your semi-gloss, let it dry and then repaint the wall. Less chance of the paint flashing where the old meets the new.
 
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Thanks for the tip, marksr. Learn something new every day Steve
 
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