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Drywall Vapor Retarding Primer in basement

pNJRiLZxNH | Posted in Green Building Techniques on

Hello, I’m finishing the basement paying attention to Joe L’s detail:
My drywall contractor suggested vapor retarding primer, before he textures, as this is his standard practice.
Question: should we forego the primer and use only the texture and then latex paint?
thank you

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    Martin Holladay | | #1

    The vapor-retarding primer won't make much of a difference either way, so if your drywall contractor wants to use it, that's OK.

    It would also be perfectly OK to use any old (ordinary) primer.

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