Painting over LOTS of mud


Old 10-06-02, 06:24 PM
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Question Painting over LOTS of mud

My husband and I removed a wall separating the kitchen from the living room, and have replaced it with an archway, leaving the ends of the old wall in place to hide the electrical wires. We built the archway, and have done LOTS of mudding, sanding, mudding, know the drill. We have never done this before and found this site quite useful....Now we have to paint. What kind of prep work do I need to do to this wall before painting?
Any input would be helpful.
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Old 10-07-02, 06:35 PM
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You'll need to sand, of course, but you probably know that. Then you'll need to prime before you paint.

Good luck,
Old 10-10-02, 02:01 PM
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I suggest you use a wet sponge "A large one" and go over everything that you sanded so that when you paint you won't have any paper 'Burn" on your wall's.

Like Newt said: Prime first then lightly sand after prime coat if need be.
Then paint 2 coat's.

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