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SW Primer...

preprite 200 or 400 or
zinsser 123 or
preprite problock if it's stained and such

-those are pretty much your options for general primers-

I personally use preprite 200 & zinsser 123 for ceilings
 

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This is new construction/new drywall sorry for any misunderstanding
Some builders want the dry wall PVA'D before the texture, especially high end homes, it also may be that the texture crew will do the initial prime,check with the builder about that.
The textures will suck up on the joints and stand up more on the dry wall it's self is the reason for the prime first.;)
 

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This is new construction/new drywall sorry for any misunderstanding
Use the P.V.A. for new drywall....
you can also have your primers tinted to 50% or more of whatever color the homeowner has selected for better coverage. If they are textured walls.....Backroll your primer and work it into the surfaces, it will save you from flashing spots.:thumbsup:
 

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Yep...PVA it!

Definately use the PVA-type primer. 123 is indeed overkill there.

Promar 200?!??! Good Lord...there's lots better choices than that!!

C2's WBP (Wall-Board Primer) is fantastic if you're near a dealer...~$18/gal.
ACE-Royal has a good PVA primer...~$16/gal...consider that too.

If you're only priming ONCE, I'd do it AFTER texture's up. The Satin sheen will show more evenly....and YES...definately backroll it!

Faron
 

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2x pm200 over pva will be plenty. Even for the high end home.

Just want to point out that SW has 200xp now, and it's billed as being 1 coat coverage. Haven't had a chance to see if the regular 200 formula has changed. This might be something to look out for.

In the past 200 has been unofficially a self priming paint.
 
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