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Posted by Jeff on November 17th, 1999 09:18 PM
In reply to Drywall - Is Priming Necessary? by vf on November 17th, 1999 11:06 AM [Go to top of thread] drywall will absorb the paint like you wouldn't believe. I have also just gotten through drywalling a basement and we had put 2 coats of primer to seal it up before painting. The reason is that the bare paper on the drywall will soak up the paint/primer and will need more coats to get a good finish. The paint will go on better and the primer will hide any stains, slight surface imperefctions, and things of that sort. I recommend a good primer under the paint, and if this is not done you will need to put at least 3-4 coats of paint to get a nice finish. It is not necessary if you want to paint a bunch of coats on, but it still will give you a better end result.

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