Do you have to prime or pre-treat when painting over a textured wall?

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When painting over a textured wall do you have to prime it or pre-trea

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  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Jun 06, 2018
    Hi there I would definitely prime it first if its textured.
  • Dfm Dfm on Jun 06, 2018
    generally you need to wash the walls and get any oils and tape residue etc. removed. if the texture is on a wall- most often its done with drywall mud sprayed on- before any one started painting it. most call it an orange peel texture,. there are thicker mud designs swirls type patterns. if you have naked never been painted walls, you will want to used a primer. if you are painting with dark colors, have the primer tinted to match the paint you're using.
  • William William on Jun 06, 2018
    I always prime with a stain blocking primer like Kilz no matter what. Final color will be true and vibrant.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 06, 2018
    yes for sure
  • Jody Herman Jody Herman on Jun 06, 2018
    Agreed William!!
  • Bho25489803 Bho25489803 on Jun 06, 2018
    thank you!
  • B. Enne B. Enne on Jun 06, 2018
    Yes prime with a high-adhesion primer. If in doubt always prime. I learned that the hard way. It is so much easier than dealing with a big mess later.
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