old drywall

Old 08-03-19, 10:00 AM
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old drywall

I am redoing old house. Has bare drywall in a room that is bout 5 years old it is taped. Appears in good condition. Can I just clean it up then prime/seal and let sit until I finish the house and then texture it and prime/seal over the textured finish and paint?
Project is taking more time than I originally anticipated.
Old 08-03-19, 10:03 AM
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Probably, but the thing you might run into is j/c deteriorates when not painted. Your latex primer might soften the j/c making the tape come loose. You'll know when you apply the primer or shortly thereafter.
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A few years ago I finally painted and finished one of my garages. It had gone 15 years with just the first pass of mud and bare sheetrock. I did the final mudding work to make it nice and smooth and painted. Three years on and there have been no issues.

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