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Does drywall need to be primed?

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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 168 votes): Yes.

Answer: Yes
Explanation: If it's new I would
Jefferson painting
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
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: pva primer sealer
MIRACLE MAN PAINTING
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
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: For a long lasting durable paint job sealing the drywall is critical.
Action Painting and Handyman
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
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: It helps with fuzz and allows the paint to cover evenly.
Misija construction
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: All surfaces need a primer to help the finish paint to bond correctly and it is highly recommended to ensure paint life and warranty.
Henson Coatings and Construction
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
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: Yes, if the drywall is new just installed you will need to prime it first.
Certified Painting Professionals
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
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Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: If its raw drywall always! If its already sealed in depends on the condition of the existing coating.
S. Williams Painting
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Primed dry wall gives paint a better foundation and finished product.
Colorado Concrete
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Yes definitely if it is new drywall and never been painted before.
A&B Painting
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Yes bare drywall must be primed with a latex primer, or you could use flat wall paint.
Jaworski Painting
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
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: Sealing drywall is recommmed because it is a porous surface and will soak up your paint
Vitris Painting Service
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: It's always a good idea to prime drywall before painting. It will first let the finish coat adhere better, and second provide a more even looking finish.
Parysz Painting & Decorating
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
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: Priming is required on fresh drywall to seal it for better paint adhesion as well as cover some flaws from sanding.
Relux Construction LLC
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: If wallpaper is to be applied to the walls...you should prime. The primer seals the gypsum as well as allows for greater maneuverability of the wallpaper during the installation process. When the wallpaper is to be removed the primer helps minimize the damage the Sheetrock sustains.
Seamingly Straight Inc
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Always.
Karoll Julian Inc.
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: With a primer or primer/paint combo
M & R Painting Solutions LLC
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Always.
Temple Painting
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: All new surfaces should be primed too balance the paint able surface
John NESLER Painting
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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