Since paint is unforgiving of even small flaws, I noticed some divots and
ridges on my new drywall after I started applying the first coat of primer.
Can I apply some filler to the divots over the paint, and then maybe apply
another coat of primer?
Yep. It's the preferred way of doing it. The primer highlights all of
the imperfections in that "perfect" spackling job. I use MH Ready
Patch or just the regular joint compound, depending on how quickly I
want to get the paint on. Touch-up the primer to prevent flash through
(when the paint sheen changes due to non-uniform substrate
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