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How soon can you wet sand primer?

Last Updated: 6th April, 2020

Allow more time at cooler temperatures. Dries to touch in 20-30 minutes and is fully dry in 1 hour. When dry, surface can be immediately recoated, top coated, or wet sanded. For best results, allow to Primer to dry for 1 hour before dry sanding.

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Also know, do you have to wet sand after primer?

can you give me some tips? i've heard of people using different grits. Spray on your primer, let it dry for at least a day.

Also, how long after wet sanding can I paint? 12-24 hours

Secondly, is it better to wet sand or dry sand primer?

When you wet sand you are continually flooding the sanding surface with water which allows sanding debris to float away from your sandpaper. Dry sanding the paper loads up with sanding debris and hard spots can develop which leads to an uneven surface.

How long should spray primer dry before painting?

Then, spray the item with primer to ensure that the spray paint will have an even finish. Once the primer dries, apply 1 coat of spray paint, and let it dry for 24 hours before applying a second coat.

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