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Can I Paint bare drywall or do I have to Mud first

Can I Paint bare drywall or do I have to Mud first

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Old 04-16-02, 06:02 AM
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Can I Paint bare drywall or do I have to Mud first

I am redoing our bathroom. Do I have to put a few coats of mud on the greenboard before painting or can i just seal the bare board with something and then paint. If so, any drawbacks to doing it this way? Will it not be smooth if I do this?

John
 
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Old 04-16-02, 06:23 AM
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Cool

You have to tape, mud and sand the seams and nail/screw dimples first.
Any defects will be seen. Paint will not hide them.
You can prime and paint the greenboard itself.
Good luck!
Mike
 
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