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Most of the time
11%
Some of the time
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Question: Does drywall need to be primed?
Top Answer (82% of 178 votes): Yes.

Answer: Yes
Explanation: This is a absolute thing. Paint wont cover evenly without primer and adhesion is limited
Planet perfect painting maintenance and repair
Answer: Yes
Explanation: It's like the old mechanic telling you to change the oil, but you either don't have the time or the money, so he tells you, "pay me now, or pay me later" as not maintaining your vehicle means will certainly pay for it in repair costs later. It's much the same theory with drywall. While you could just roll finish paint on the wall, it's going to soak in that $30/gallon paint (and that is cheap paint these days) and you may not get 200 sf per gallon out of that coat, and certainly won't get close to 400 sf per gallon out of the second coat. To keep the walls from having "holidays" (missed spots, light areas, etc.), you probably now need a 3rd coat of high priced finish paint. Drywall primer, while it can be considered a 3rd coat, is still readily available in the $10/gallon price range and would have honestly saved you money in the end, even if it didn't save you labor. It certainly saves you the headache you will have after you make the above realization!
Clark's Painting
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Bare and new drywall should be primed before applying the finish coat.
Glatfelter Property Services
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: Priming is nessasary as it seals the freshly finished area. Thus leaving a consistant area for the paint to adhere instead of the paint soaking into the area leaving inconsistencies.
New Image Painting
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Always
Usher & Miller Construction
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Yes I always Prime Drywall and sand and Prime and make sure everything is perfectly smooth and even say don't see any imperfections
efficiency resolutions
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: Drywall does need primer to reduce the number of coats of paint it will take for coverage
RPS
Answer: Yes
Explanation: All new drywall should be primed with a primer or high solids flat latex
JM Painting Services LLC
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Yes if it is new drywall it should always be primed for better adhesion and coverage of the top coat that is being appiled.
Paint Works of Texas
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: Always use primer with new construction and or drywall repairs to eliminate flashing.
Down Under Faux
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: If the drywall is new it is imperative that a primer be used as the areas of compound will be accentuated without it.
S.Q.E
Answer: Yes
Explanation: We ALWAYS prime drywall for better coverage and bonding
Laurie’s Painting
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: All raw material needs to be primed.
Exact painting LLC,
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Always the drywall to be primed.
Ben's painters
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Always prime new drywall with a PVA primer so the paint bonds to the walls
Pixley's Painting Pressurewashing Plus
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Yes it needs to be primed before painted because the paint will Flash.
All-Pro Painting
Answer: Yes
Explanation: You should prime drywall. There is also a primer designed to help level new drywall.
All Pro Brush Painting
Answer: Yes
Explanation: The paper cover of the drywall acts like a super sponge and it won't show the true character of the paint. I recommend priming first.
Patric's custom painting
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: A good primer is recommended....seals and fills small holes so the paint will be smooth.
popes painting
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Aways for,adhision
Bogue Art Studios
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Drywall should always be primed.
BK Design Associates
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: For best effect yes
M&J Painting and Renovation Inc.
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Is a preference, but highly recommended to obtain superior results
Coatings by Chris
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Always prime
Scott's Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Always. You need to create a barrier between the drywall paper and the paint.
Complete Home Painting, LLC
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Drywall is very porous and should always be primed.
Johnnyfin Paints
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Yes, drywall needs to be primed.
Cantu's Painting Service
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Always prime drywall with a PVA primer recommended for drywall. Drywall must be sealed for a good finish.
Schwendler Painting Services
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Primer is an adhesion, I would primer the drywall and then the texture before painting.
DelFavero Decorating Service LLC
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Always prime drywall, no matter if it is going to be painted or papered.
Pro Painting & Design
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Self priming paint can be used.
Painter's Touch
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: With most product lines now adays paint with primer is used,failure to use the paint and primer will result in the grain of the drywall being raised slightly and a rough feel to it will occur
INNOVATIVE PAINT PROS
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Always primed and 2 coats of paint.
DVP CONSTRUCTION
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Drywall needs to be primed to promote adhesion and color appearance.
Pro Brush Painting
Answer: Yes
Explanation: If its new
East coast agencies llc
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Yes in order to seal it for a good substrate for Paint to be solid
Alpine home repairs
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Yes because if just been sheet rocked and muddied seemed it will look alto better and paint will bond real good.
RITZ PAINTING
Answer: Yes
Explanation: All new drywall does need to be primed with a primer paint prior to applying the actual paint that is to be used. This ensures a maximum bond and longetivity of the product.
Your buddy at the beach LLC
Answer: Yes
Explanation: All of the time, to ensure proper adhesion!
Precision Painting and Faux Finishing
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Priming drywall helps paint to cover better also allows your paint job to last longer.
Rick Skeens Professional Painting Company
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Drywall should always be primed first. Paint will not stick well to unprimed surface,it will peel right of with the littlest scratch.
Crafty Carpenter
Answer: Yes
Explanation: The new material will soak up paint and wont cober the way it should
CPL painting and repair service
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: If it's never been painted or color is darker then what you are using. Most paints now have both paint and primer
Saul Reyes Contracting.
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Best finish is when it is primed, when it is not, the paint can peel off the wall
Innovative Finishes
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Drywall requires a sealer primer when raw or unpainted. This seals and protect the new drywall and creates a tooth for the finish coat to bite down on. If the drywall has already been painted before, a slight pole sanding do deploys the surface or rough up the surface to create a new tight bonding surface is always a good idea.
Bushco Contracting
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: You need a good base coat for the top coat to adhere too. Though may top line paints come with a primer as part of the paint. This can eliminate applying 2 products.
Ironman Home Restoration
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Standard procedure for painting new drywall is one coat of primer, 2 coats of paint.
Vivid Painting
Answer: Yes
Explanation: paint is not primer
Artios Painting 309 788 9432
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: you should put 2 coats of a good primer on the drywall
Four All Seasons Construction
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: If painting it then yes.
Majestic Painting
Answer: Yes
Explanation: If you do not prime raw drywall mud you will be able to see it shine back at you through the new paint.
Affordable Painters
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: If its a new repair job it does, depending on the finish of paint satin If flat it dont.
Skyline Painting and Drywall
Answer: Yes
Explanation: It's highly recommended to always prime drywall.
Kitchen Remodeling Chicago
Answer: Yes
Explanation: THIS IS HIGHLY RECOMENDED
mikes custom pro painting
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: For better adhesive and results
Service Painters, inc.
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Some top coat paint will peel off of drywall that has not been properly primed.
Charlie's Painting llc
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