Christina H
Christina H
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Asked on Mar 15, 2012

is it true that you should paint a flat coat of paint then a semi gloss on top of fresh drywall?

Anna RPeace Painting Co., Inc.WallsTreat Studio/ Kass Wilson
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  • Actually, your first step should be a primer. Some people believe that flat paint will act as a primer but it doesn't penetrate into the sheet rock. It merely sits on top of the dry wall. Out of curiosity. . . you are painting a wall semi gloss?

  • Christina H
    on Mar 16, 2012

    Yes..I just thought a couple coats would be fine

  • Peace Painting Co., Inc.
    on Mar 16, 2012

    That's right Kass. Christina go to a paint store and buy drywall primer, it penetrates and seals. After it dries, lightly sand it and apply two coats of your finish paint to look good and last long. Best, Charles

  • As Charles says....get a good drywall primer and put up one coat of that first.

  • Be prepared that semi gloss on a wall will show every imperfection because of the way the light reflects off of it.

  • Anna R
    on Jul 4, 2012

    Please Help! We moved in to our new house a year ago anf it looks like it need repainting. We have drywall- ever wall shows dirty. What do we neeed to do. (We had plaster wall before) I am not sure if the primed the wall before putting on the paint. I do plan to repaint the main foyer-what kind of paint do it need to use???

  • Peace Painting Co., Inc.
    on Jul 4, 2012

    Anna, go to your nearest Sher-Wms for a sale on good paint until July 8. Two coats of a top-line paint like SW Emerald will cover a multitude of sins and last you forever. You can post a new question yourself by clicking on 'post'. Best, Charles

  • Anna R
    on Jul 5, 2012

    thanks- I will do that

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