What kind of primer should I use on drywall?

latex primer
The best primer for drywall is a latex primer. Don’t use an oil-based primer unless you’re putting up wallpaper or covering a stain. Oil-based primers raise the grain of the drywall and make the finish look uneven.

What is the best sealer primer?


  • KILZ L211101 Adhesion High-Bonding Interior Latex Primer and Sealer – Best Premium Option.
  • Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Water-Based Interior and Exterior Primer – Best Overall Option.
  • KILZ Original Multi-Surface Stain Blocking Interior Oil-Based Primer and Sealer – Best Stainblocking Primer.

Do I need sealer over primer?

Yes a ‘sealer’ is required and yes you’re done because epoxy-primer is the ultimate ‘sealer’.

Is Kilz better than Zinsser?

When applied to two different walls in the same space, two coats each, Original Kilz Primer allowed more bleed-through, while Zinsser provided better coverage. However, Kilz Premium is a high-hiding formula, with a whiter, thicker consistency for superb opacity.

Do I need to use sealer after primer?

Should you remove drywall dust before priming?

To prime your drywall, you need to clean it first by sanding it, vacuuming it, and rubbing it down with a black cloth to ensure that all dust is gone. Once that’s complete, you can begin applying primer to your drywall so that you can ensure that your paint stays in place for a long time.

Can I use 2k primer as a sealer?

The primer that is used as a sealer is “epoxy primer” not filler primer. Filler primer tends to be more porous and not a good sealer. Also most two part products sprayed on a flexible surface should have a flex additive added. Not using a flex additive can result in cracking not long after the coatings are cured.

What is the best primer for bare drywall?

The Dap 10102 Wallboard Joint Compound is one of the best primers for bare wall applications. It has a paste-like consistency. This means that its thick consistency works like mud when covering the wall stains and holes.

What is the best primer for walls?

All-in-one paint-plus-primers are best for already finished walls; when you’re painting new drywall , you should always apply a high-quality polyvinyl acrylic drywall primer. PVA is an adhesive that fills pores in the paper and drywall mud and forms an impervious coating to which paint easily adheres.

How many coats of primer should be used on new drywall?

Two primer coats are recommended in this scenario because much of the first primer coat will be soaked up by the wall; the second coat will replenish any primer absorbed by the surface and hide any flaws in the wall.

Does new drywall need primer?

Priming new drywall is always recommended, because the primer seals the paper and drywall mud. Both of these materials are porous and absorb paint at different rates, and if you omit the primer, you’ll never be able to produce a uniform topcoat.