This is my first thread so be kind gentlemen. I have just finished rehabing a large room. I did a skim coat on the new drywall with Durock 90 minute mud (learned about it here). Came out beautiful, I’ll never go back to the standard drywall job. I love the plasteresque smoothness and want the finished walls to be as smooth as possible. To me this means that the less paint the better. My question is, do I need to prime the walls? I understand that the purpose of primer is to give an even surface for the top coat for a more even finish and also sometimes to block out stains. But these walls are very smooth and of all the same material so that a finish coat should look very uniform without the primer. Am I missing something?
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