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Missed a step-sanding-in prep work

Posted by melyg (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 20, 10 at 23:09

After finding this forum, I've found the walls should have been sanded prior to fixing cracks and (many) dings. They were previously painted with semi-gloss laytex.

Can I sand now or is it too late? And here I was giving myself a pat on the back for repairing these dang holes so nicely. That'll teach me to gloat!

Thanks all for any advice!


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RE: Missed a step-sanding-in prep work

It's really never too late to sand when it comes to wall painting. I usually don't sand before patching or repairing cracks because I have to sand after patching anyway, so I figure it makes more sense to do the sanding once.


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RE: Missed a step-sanding-in prep work

Thanks so much!

Glad to hear I didn't mess it up before I really got started.


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