I've just finished jointing and sanding some new drywall, and today and
tomorrow I plan to paint.
I know that I need to put down a solid coat of a good primer-sealer,
because of the different absorption qualities between joint compound and
wall board. But I'm wondering what prep I should do prior to putting
down the primer?
That is, the surface was very dusty, because of the sanding. Other than
that it is clean and dry.
I went over the surface with my shop vac, and pulled up most of the dust.
Will that be sufficient? I've thought about a light mopping, but I'm
afraid the water might raise the surface. Most of my experience has been
re-painting old walls, and there I'd always cleaned the surface with TSP.
I'd not think that would be necessary, on new wallboard.
Is there any further prep needed?
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