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For new drywall, if I'm in a big rush, which order is better? I can usually schedule it so I can use the night for extended drying time between any two coats.
 

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I've never used a paint that needs more than an hour or two between coats but usually I can split the painting between two days while other projects happen so I wondered if it was worth it to split it a certain way. I've heard theories of getting a better seal or bond with a longer wait. Maybe more important with repaints to block stain or cover better to first coat is less likely to partially re emulsify.
 

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What primer?

Roll or spray?

latex or oil?

I have done 4 coats in a day. Read your bucket for recommended wait time for recoat.
Glidden pva
Glidden ultra hide 150
Spray with backroll
Who uses oil over new drywall?
I've never done 4 coats in a day but I've done 3 after lunch
 

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I have certainly put on three coats in one day if it is a small job, but I try to avoid it when possible. Some of these quick dry primers dry amazingly fast.

On larger jobs I will let the primer dry overnight but not at the cost of stopping work early just because there is no more to prime.
 
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