Will drywall mud bond to oil primer? We just removed a recessed ironing board from a wall in the kitchen. The surrounding walls have oil paint, and we want to prime that surrounding area before mudding to create a good bond between the mud and the existing oil paint. We have oil primer on hand and prefer to use it up.

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That will work fine for you, just give the recommended dry time as if you were topcoating with water based paint. I recall 2 days for some finishes.

Anyway, I would lightly sand the area to give the drywall mud a bit of a "tooth" onto the surface and smooth out any rough spots before applying mud.

  • This answered our question and we will proceed with using the oil primer.
    – RET
    Feb 14 at 6:15

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