Primer question

jmc01September 10, 2012

Is there a difference between drywall primer and plaster primer? I've got extra BM plaster primer and I have a new drywall wall that needs priming. Should I use my leftover plaster primer on the drywall?

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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

What is the exact product?Probably,yes, it will actually tell you this on the side of the can.

Read the label

    Bookmark   September 10, 2012 at 6:15AM
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jmc01

probably, christophern, it didn't tell me on the side of the can. That's why I came here and asked. Stupid move on my part, eh?

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 4:56AM
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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

No need for the smart remark. If it is a quality primer it will tell you what it is made to prime. If you got it at HD or Lowes, I cannot help you

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 5:37AM
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Faron79

If it's primer for REAL plaster, it's usually tolerant of plasters' higher ph. It should be fine on sheetrock though.

What exact BM primer-series is it?

Faron

    Bookmark   September 12, 2012 at 11:46PM
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Jumpilotmdm

The label doesn't tell you? Hmmm. Very suspect. There should be no problem using a plaster primer on drywall, it's just the reverse that might not be OK.
I'd still like to see that label though.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 8:16PM
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