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Old 03-24-2017, 01:55 AM
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I didn't use primer at all on new drywall throughout the entire room. It literally drank in the paint and I can still see the texture of the paper after the first coat. Even after the second I can still kind of see it. While the walls aren't wet per se if I press hard my hand wants to stick to the surface (which I thought was because I got semi gloss) but also if I rub my fingertips against the wall they come away blue with a chalky texture.

I'm hoping that laying a coat of primer over this will solve the problem. I'd hate to have to tear out all the new drywall because of this.
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Old 03-24-2017, 02:48 AM
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You will not have to tear down drywall. UHG! Thank God. You are on your way to fixing the issue. Friggen marketers!
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Old 03-27-2017, 01:22 PM
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I hear ya, Mark but I'm not happy essentially wasting 2 gallons of paint either. That shit ain't cheap.

Anyway, I ended up putting primer over some spots where I had to fill in imperfections in the jointing and it seems to be much firmer. We'll see once I paint on top of it - but first I bought another gallon of primer (as well as another gallon of the blue paint which I'm SICK of working with) and am going to redo the whole room. Ugh.
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One gallon of primer was not enough. Time to go to Deep Ho - er, uh Home Depot.

Seriously, the walls are looking better. The joints are pretty much invisible. We'll see how it looks when the final coat of paint goes on. My wife noticed because the smell of paint is strong and she checked it out. Now she's telling me that I need to fill in some spots in the master bedroom and paint in there too.

I still gotta get the foyer done though! The new flooring goes in in less than 2 weeks!

Speaking of wainscoting, I know that a couple of you have done it. Did you have to use a biscuit joiner to fit the slats and runners together? If so, I need to see if Deep - er, Home Depot rents them.
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