Painting over the vinyl drywall

bmiller310June 25, 2008

I have a 2005 Clayton DW and was wondering what the right steps were to painting the walls. I am wanting to just paint some rooms and I will be mudding some rooms also. I know on the rooms that I mud that I will mud, then prime, and then paint but on the rooms that I will just be painting I need a good primer. I am wanting to know what primer all of you guys have used and what works the best. Also have any of you been doing the "bull nose" corners? I really want to round the corners off but was wondering if there is an easy way to do it. Any advice you guys have will be appreciated. If you have pics I would like them too. Thanks for all the help.

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We have painted kichen and dining area also living room .We used Behr primer and Satin wallpaint . It did an excellent job.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2008 at 4:34PM
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What was the Behr primer called? I am thinking about putting texture on all the walls, so do i need to primer the vinyl drywall and put the mud on or can i jsut put the mud on the vinyl?


    Bookmark   June 30, 2008 at 3:07PM
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We just mudded everything heavily (many coats) after removing the strips, filling the gaps, taping, mudding, & sanding - basically what you always do except for those dang strips. We used standard metal + paper edges for the corners before mudding. Then we used a "textured" paint roller to prime and paint. Behr makes excellent products and the people at the store should be able to help you choose exactly what you need. We are very happy with the finished look - in fact, we did the entire house except for the kitchen. Now if I could just get rid of those popcorn ceilings...

    Bookmark   July 11, 2008 at 4:07PM
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I had my entire interior painted, of which I did my bathrooms & kitchen myself. The BEST primer IMHO is at Home Depot and is called GRIPPER!
No need to rough up any vinyl or formica surfaces (even metal)..just paint it on smoothly and just a medium light coat. I always let it dry for a good 3 days to assure it's hardened. Then you can apply any latex paint.
Our home had the 'standard' formica dressers, nightstands. I used the Gripper primer, then painted them a satin soft white-honestly they look like wood! I swear by this primer!
The contractor who refaced my kitchen cabinets told me for any moldings (they are all that plastic type) use a rustoleum paint as it is harder & won't chip if anything bangs into them. I did mine 8 yrs ago & they still look great. Again-I primed them w/Gripper first-thin coat.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2008 at 11:38PM
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