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some new and some old wall -- how to prime?

Posted by sayde (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 17, 10 at 9:53

We took out an old door frame and made an eyebrow opening -- which is new textured paint. We now have a combination of the new textured paint, with the old painted textured walls -- the new areas are feathered to make the whole thing seamless -- we hope. There are a few areas where we added some textured paint on to the old walls to try to get a consistent texture throughout.

Should we prime just the new areas or prime everything before painting?

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RE: some new and some old wall -- how to prime?

Prime everything ... when the primer is on you can better tell if the texturing is seamless or if it needs a bit of work. If you fix the texturing, prime just those spots.

Then, when it looks good with the primer, apply the color.

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