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Old 02-26-2016, 12:34 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by DanielMDollaPainting View Post
I used Guardz to prime some new wallboard because I had a lot left over from another job. I applied one coat and two coats of duration over it. The Gaurdz soaked into the spackle and left pourous looking spots that showed through the duration satin. I was disappointed with the final finish. I love guardz fur what it is but having to apply two coats would be a deal breaker for me to use again as a one coat primer. I think I would have gotten a better overall finish using PVA or just putting two coats of duration right on the wall.
Daniel, here is a quote from the directions on the Gardz can:
Apply only when air, material, and surface temperatures
are between 50-90F (10-32C) and the relative humidity
is below 85%. Thoroughly mix before using. DO NOT
THIN. Apply GARDZ liberally to the entire surface using a
brush, medium nap roller or sprayer, to ensure good
penetration. Do not over apply or the coating will sag.
GARDZ appears milky blue-white during the application
but dries water clear. Properly sealed surfaces should
have a uniform sheen. Reapply to areas that have been
missed or lack sufficient coating.
" (bold and italics mine)

The job is what it is. If the surface is so porous that you need a second coat of Gardz, then that is what you need to apply to make the job look right. If you know of a one coat primer that is a better sealer for new drywall and mud than Gardz, please tell us all here and help us save time, materials, labor and money.


P.S. a second coat of Gardz goes on substantially faster and easier than the first coat.
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