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When should I paint?

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    I'm attempting to skim my walls to level 5 finish. Under normal light they look perfect but not with a flashlight test. I keep sending and adding mud but it's never good enough (OCD may be) what level of perfection should I expect and how do I know if I'm there? Also can I spray primer-surfacer with a airless gun without damaging it?
    Last edited by Allan Edwards; 03-22-2020, 05:52 AM.

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    Remember drywall is not plaster it is not perfect. That in mind once you achieve the best you can roll on tuff hide or first coat which are made by drywall manufacturers to achieve a level 5. Then use a all acrylic primer with 30+% of solids. That should get you where you need to be.