Many paint companies are marketing “self-priming paint”. In many instances; homeowners and the novice painter are not aware of the proper methods and readily accept this concept. It just is NOT a good choice.
Sealing New Drywall
For a professional finish, new drywall needs to be sealed. Without using a sealer or primer on bare drywall prior to painting; flashing will occur; the result will be a blotchy appearance. With dry looking tape joints and patches. Primer prevents flashing and gives a uniform appearance.
High-grade paint can work when primer isn’t available. Most of the high-quality paint available today can be used in a pinch, but this is not the preferred approach. Keep in mind any paint that claims to be “1 coat coverage” will ALWAYS needs 2 coats!
Back Rolling Bare Drywall
One method that may bring about uniform finish and hide the fact primer wasn’t used is…the back roll method. This practice is used by good painters even with primer to acquire professional results. It’s a great technique that ensures the paint is spread evenly and that the DFT (dry film thickness) is achieved.
What Is Back Rolling
When applying paint to the wall, step back and roll back over the last 5-7 ft., continue rolling in one direction. Work briskly so the paint doesn’t start to tack up, or it may leave “stipple” or texture. If painting smooth walls be sure not to apply to much pressure. When painting heavily textured surfaces a bit more pressure is warranted. This spreads the paint much more thoroughly and provides superior coverage. In most cases, it’s best to utilize the back roll method upon applying the second coat. When doing this with the first coat already applied; it acts as a base coat and provides uniformity much better.
Back Rolling Results
Back rolling can make all the difference on whether achieving just a good paint job or having a smooth, consistent and professional looking finish on your walls. When applying this application method properly; you can get some of the same results as the professional painters do.
Pro Color Painting first originated in 1989 in sunny south Florida. In 1999 the painting company was moved to Gainesville, FL. allowing the owner to attend college full time. After a few years, Pro Color found its home in the Destin/Ft. Walton Beach area, thriving for a decade. Today the Pro Color Painting in Jacksonville, FL. has exploded into a top-rated, award winning, commercial and residential painting contractor. Pro Color Painting is highly-experienced in all aspects of high-performance coatings, epoxies, water-proofing, interior painting, exterior painting and drywall repairs.
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