Three season porch bare drywall 350 sq. feet
I need a primer coat and a finished color. Because of high humidity,
I plan on using an oil-based primer and tinted latex as the finish
I want a sand texture wall and usually add the dry texture plastic
particles to the primer and apply with a roller. I am thinking it
would be less of a mess to roll the primer on and then add the texture
to the latex finish coat. Any reasons why this would not work? thanks
Properly applied, dried and cured you can put either over the other.
New drywall primer should have a drywall primer for the right situation.
Drywall primers are usually latex, I believe. Vapor barrier on outside?
Will that texture be coarse enough to tear off tiny bits of the sponge you
use to wipe the walls down, thereby causing you to want to kill yourself for
thinking texture was such a hot idea? I've seen a few textured walls like
But dishcloth works fine for wipedown. Never had an issue there. (I use sand,
though, for texture.) And it hides better to begin with.
The main disadvantage of textured paint is that it's pretty much there forever,
and future options for wallpaper or smooth walls are gone.
Although I do have certain wall areas and ceilings textured for their advantages
and I like the look.
Well, I've only had to live with two textured walls, neither of which was
inflicted upon the house by me. Both were sharp enough to snag *anything* I
tried to clean them with. Maybe some people never clean walls. The OP's
talking about a room which sounds like it could have lots of outdoor air
circulation. In many locations, the air's none too clean, as we can see from
the dirt on our siding, windows, cars, etc. I'd go for a smooth surface.
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