Prep New Drywall

S Wilson Staff asked 3 years ago

How would you prep and paint freshly hung drywall?

1 Answers
crowderpainting Staff answered 7 years ago

Assuming everything is taped and floated and ready for paint;
1) Sweep and vacuum to remove all of the dust, especially next to the walls.
2) Knock off any remaining dust and apply wallboard primer (PVA), if spraying use a 1/2 or 3/4 inch roller and back-roll the primer.
3) Now paint in same manner as the priming. Back-rolling the first coat might be need if there is a heavy texture.

That's it. If the ceilings are a different color or sheen than the walls then spray those and brush/roll the walls.

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