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Old 01-21-2008, 08:37 PM   #1
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Primer Before Texture Or After


I hear different reasons for putting primer on the walls before texturing and after texturing. What exactly is the difference? When I had my addition being rocked last year the sheetrocker wanted to primer before he textured but the painter wanted to primer after. I'm sure some of the reason was each wanted the money for spraying. Does the texture stick better if the primer is applied first? Just curious.....
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Old 01-21-2008, 09:28 PM   #2
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Re: Primer Before Texture Or After


i've always primed after texturing, but i've heard that the texture could be cut with primer as well, so you now have these three possibilities:

Before

During

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Old 01-21-2008, 09:45 PM   #3
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Haven't heard of that before. I've always primed after texture, just didn't know if there was any advantage to doing it prior of texturing.
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My guys mix primer when they texture
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I've found I get the best results priming before AND after texture.
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best of both worlds....
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whats the difference? sounds like someone need to keep busy and somthing to do
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from the USG website

Substrate Priming

Application of a prime coat is necessary to equalize surface porosity.After prepared surfaces have thoroughly dried,apply a prime coat of SHEETROCK Brand First Coat flat latex paint or a good quality interior latex flat wall paint with high
solids content. Prime coat should be applied undiluted and allowed to dry before decorating.
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Re: Primer Before Texture Or After


It's best to prime before if you are doing a knockdown or skip trowel type of texture because the primer evens the rate at which bare drywall and dry joint compound absorb the moisture from the new texture compound. If you dont prime first the areas where there is compound will suck the moisture out of the texture much quicker than the raw drywall areas. this creates an uneven texture when you try to knock it down. Primer drastically reduces the problem, if not eliminates it.
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Old 01-29-2008, 05:31 PM   #10
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Is the graco rxt 1500 texture sprayer a decent machine for the odd texture job?
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can anyone answer my question?
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I've seen the Graco sprayer advertised, but haven't used it. Should work for smaller jobs. Don't know about whole houses time after time. Wondering how long it would last. Should work great for patching and remodels.
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Is the graco rxt 1500 texture sprayer a decent machine for the odd texture job?
The Graco RTX 1500 is a great machine. It has a 15 gallon tank and you can put up to 100' of material hose on it. So yes, you can do whole hoses w/ it.







If you just want to do remodel's and patches I'd say the RTX 1000.
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Thank"s Guy"s
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I just used the 1500 yesterday and it shot orangepeel great but when I shot the knockdown it seem like the air was'nt keeping up. I sure do like the orangepeel it squirts though. I'm sold
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Hey Perfect, I've seen it done both ways but we always prime after the texture only because when we set up to paint, we paint. The guys I've seen priming first do so because the uniform color on the wallboard makes spraying an even pattern easier. In decades of doing it this way, we have never had a problem.

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