I have a question on the prep instructions you posted the other day.
" * Do any desired re-texturing on these spots when spot-priming is dry. "
What do you use to accomplish this task, Faron?
P.S. Maybe you just mean textured walls. I thought you were referring to the very smooth patched areas versus the already stippled roller areas of the wall. I find they look different. Any suggestions there? Thanks.
Here are all the steps, for anyone else who needs it:
I've been retail paint for a decade now (NOT @ a big-box/chain!!).
In this case, mix a stronger batch of Dirtex solution, and wash you walls. This will help to slightly "etch" a shinier surface as well as clean.
When walls are DRY....
* Look them over carefully, and shave off any bad lumps, runs, etc.
* Fill, patch, & sand (to suit) affected spots.
* Brush-out a hazy-edged coat of primer over repairs.
* Do any desired re-texturing on these spots when spot-priming is dry.
* When spot re-text. is dry, roll-prime the walls.
* I like this method because repair spots are thirsty, & any re-text. holds well to primer.
* Lastly, priming the WHOLE wall AFTER texuring ensures NO variation in porosity when it comes to the finish-coats.
>>> Now you've got the IDEAL surface to hold paint!!
>>> DO NOT USE Ammonia!!! If any remains on the wall, it'll negatively affect adhesion.
Dirtex link below...
This post was edited by snookums2 on Tue, Mar 12, 13 at 17:05