I just finished priming one wall of my garage and I found it difficult to
get an even coat of primer on. Is this normal since it is the first coat
of any primer ever put on the drywall, or am I doing something wrong? Will
any unevenness come out once I put a second coat on? Do I even need a
second coat? Does the evenness of the primer being put on end up
influencing the evenness of the paint you put over it? Any help you can
provide me with would be highly appreciated. Thanks.
Yes, and no.
Yes it is normal for the first coat of any paint or primer on new
drywall to be uneven. This is due to the differences in how much paint
is soaked in, which depends on how thick the compound is, going from
none to a lot.
No, you not doing anything wrong.
Yes, assuming the it is done well, even in itself. The first coat seals
the drywall and compound.
You'd be wise to stop the dust and fumes from leaving your garage and
entering your main residence where both the cat and your fiance are
suffering while you wear the dust mask.
If anyone is wondering about this idiot, check the threads titled
"Please help" and "Useless replies" by author BigDaDDY over in
The cat is suffering a serious medical condition, he claims to have no
money for the vet bills, yet the garage renovation is rolling full steam
ahead with the house full of dust and fumes both the fiance and cat are
having to endure.
"Its the bugs that keep it running."
Most primers do not cover evenly. That is, the finished surface won't look
even, but it should FEEL even. If you are getting a rough surface, then you
are probably putting the primer on too heavy.
If by second coat you mean a finish coat, then yes, it should look (and
feel) even when done. A second coat of primer is probably of no use if the
1st coat actually coated the surface completely.
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