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#166 splinky

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 07:26 PM

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Nobody asked but...on the advice of my friend who used to work for Janovic, I don't prime when I paint walls.

even a new plaster wall?

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 07:28 PM

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Nobody asked but...on the advice of my friend who used to work for Janovic, I don't prime when I paint walls.


nor does mrs. jones, and she's painted the complete interior walls of both of our houses.

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#168 Abbylovi

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 07:29 PM

QUOTE(splinky @ Aug 25 2009, 03:26 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Abbylovi @ Aug 25 2009, 03:25 PM) View Post
Nobody asked but...on the advice of my friend who used to work for Janovic, I don't prime when I paint walls.

even a new plaster wall?

Oh that I don't know. Is it not going to stick to the plaster or something? Why would you prime a new plaster wall?


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Posted 25 August 2009 - 07:31 PM

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Nobody asked but...on the advice of my friend who used to work for Janovic, I don't prime when I paint walls.

even a new plaster wall?

Oh that I don't know. Is it not going to stick to the plaster or something? Why would you prime a new plaster wall?

because the plaster guy said to. i've never primed a wall before and i've painted a lot of walls but he made a big deal about priming first

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
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#170 Abbylovi

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 07:35 PM

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Nobody asked but...on the advice of my friend who used to work for Janovic, I don't prime when I paint walls.

even a new plaster wall?

Oh that I don't know. Is it not going to stick to the plaster or something? Why would you prime a new plaster wall?

because the plaster guy said to. i've never primed a wall before and i've painted a lot of walls but he made a big deal about priming first

Dunno, it's up to you but I don't see the point and since you don't own the place...
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#171 splinky

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 07:38 PM

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Nobody asked but...on the advice of my friend who used to work for Janovic, I don't prime when I paint walls.

even a new plaster wall?

Oh that I don't know. Is it not going to stick to the plaster or something? Why would you prime a new plaster wall?

because the plaster guy said to. i've never primed a wall before and i've painted a lot of walls but he made a big deal about priming first

Dunno, it's up to you but I don't see the point and since you don't own the place...

true, i guess that i'm so used to owning that i always forget that i don't own this place. no primer it is!

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
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Posted 25 August 2009 - 07:39 PM

I think the fresh plaster might absorb a ton of paint of it's not primed first.

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 08:02 PM

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I think the fresh plaster might absorb a ton of paint of it's not primed first.

But she likes the drama.

Then that happened.

 

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 09:48 PM

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I think the fresh plaster might absorb a ton of paint of it's not primed first.

That would be my guess. And if you don't prime, you'll probably have to apply a second top coat.
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#175 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 10:13 PM

uncoated sheetrock pretty much has to be primed or it'll look like crap even with two coats. Painted walls don't need to be re-primed usually assuming the existing paint isn't unusual.

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 10:33 PM

I almost always prime painted walls with stain-blocking primer. But I'm unusual.
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Posted 25 August 2009 - 10:36 PM

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I think the fresh plaster might absorb a ton of paint of it's not primed first.

This. I think you'll save money on paint if you shell out for a coat of primer.
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#178 splinky

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 10:57 PM

so, abbylovi is trying to trick me into wasting paint.

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
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#179 porkwah

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 11:04 PM

QUOTE(Anthony Bonner @ Aug 25 2009, 06:13 PM) View Post
uncoated sheetrock pretty much has to be primed or it'll look like crap even with two coats. Painted walls don't need to be re-primed usually assuming the existing paint isn't unusual.


you have to be careful to clean the wall of any grease -- primer is very sticky and somewhat diminishes that need.

re unusual paint: the house i owned in seattle had a 16 x 20 living room with a dark brown ceiling. primer was a necessity.

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 11:29 PM

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QUOTE(Anthony Bonner @ Aug 25 2009, 06:13 PM) View Post
uncoated sheetrock pretty much has to be primed or it'll look like crap even with two coats. Painted walls don't need to be re-primed usually assuming the existing paint isn't unusual.


you have to be careful to clean the wall of any grease -- primer is very sticky and somewhat diminishes that need.

re unusual paint: the house i owned in seattle had a 16 x 20 living room with a dark brown ceiling. primer was a necessity.

you mean, i should not have have spread lard on the new plaster walls?

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
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