Painting Twice Primed Drywall – One Coat or Two

Yesterday we finished double priming the area of the basement drywall following the Clarke Basement Systems repair of crack in our foundation wall.

So, did the double priming of the drywall insert help keep the colour constant with the rest of the wall?

Let’s take a look.

Painting is one of those tasks which just does not agree with me; by that I mean that it is one of those home maintenance tasks which a put off as long as I can. I just don’t like doing it.

 Painting Twice Primed Drywall   One Coat or Two

However, with such a small amount of surface to paint, it did not take must time at all.

 Painting Twice Primed Drywall   One Coat or Two

Once I applied the first coat in the morning I then waited 6 hours or so, per the instructions on the paint can, before applying the second coat.

 Painting Twice Primed Drywall   One Coat or Two

I was fortunate to have saved the left over paint we used 3 years ago on the same wall. Yes, when you undergo a major home painting project you will be left with a large number of paint cans for all the different paint colours used in the different rooms. However, for a situation just like this, they can be a god-send.

Why? Well, if you have properly sealed the paint can’s lid, you are assured of having the exact same shade of colour as what you used on the wall. If you have to get another new tin of paint, you can never be sure if the person mixing the colours will do it in the exact same proportion as did the person who put together the original paint tin.

 Painting Twice Primed Drywall   One Coat or Two

Now we see the second coat being applied, right to left.

 Painting Twice Primed Drywall   One Coat or Two

You will notice that I painted not just the area with the drywall patch but also some of the non-repaired wall. This was to help the fresh paint to blend into the entire wall’s current colour. The above shows the second coat applied, but still wet.

Now with the second coat applied and dried, how does it look in the picture below?

finishing basement paint second coat dried Painting Twice Primed Drywall   One Coat or Two

I’m pretty pleased with how it came out. The colour of the repaired drywall is the same as that of the rest of the wall.

That was a really, really great tip which Fitz from Clarke Basement Systems gave me, to put two coast of primer on the drywall and compound. It did indeed help the area of the drywall patch, following the foundation wall crack repair, become indistinguishable from the rest.

To continue, select this link to see how we prepare the floor to receive the carpet ….. yes, some work is needed.

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  1. Dexter Thompson says:

    Well, I can definitely say just by looking at the last picture that it turned out great. Good job!

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