How to repair bathroom walls that were never primed or skin coated before painting them?

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njcutie71 asks:

My bathroom walls were never primed ect, and you can see the tape, nails ect. What steps would I need to take to finish the walls the proper way?

Best answer:

Answer by delise@flash.net
You could apply spackle and then paint. For best coverage, I would apply spackle with a patterned tool, then use some of that pre-patterned paint. That way you would be sure nothing shows from underneath.

2 thoughts on “How to repair bathroom walls that were never primed or skin coated before painting them?

  1. SPACKLE is a compound for patching and it would only be correctly used in patching nail or screw holes made from hanging pictures and things prior to re-painting. . . it is not for drywall finishing!

    I’m going to assume your walls are just taped and the fasteners aren’t struck with “Drywall Joint Compound”. That being the case you want someone who finishes professionally to come in and complete this as 1 out of 1000 people can do this to where the walls won’t look like hell. Believe me, drywall finishing is a trade that you know and are good at. . . or you aren’t. And I’m going to suggest that you have a pro do this for you for what should be no more that $ 350 at best, materials & labor.

    Mike Lonergan
    TradesProfessional, Inc.
    http://tradesprofesional.com

  2. If you can see the tape then you need to add a few layers of mud using progressively larger knifes. Since it is already taped you could probably get by with buying one bucket of the light mud.

    Don’t get the powder it drys quickly on you.

    Then prime and paint 🙂

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