5 hours in the theatre tonight.. priming the trim and columns and the only word I can use to describe it is tedious.
I think I screwed up a bit too... I started out by shaking the can of Zinnser BIN as per the directions. Having never really used an oil/alcohol product before, I didn't really know what to expect other than it would be a lot thinner. I started to apply it... got half way around the back of the room and got to about 60% of the gallon when I realized the consistency was changing a bit. I got a stir stick and swished it around and sure enough, it got a bit thicker. It covered much better from there on in.
So.. two questions:
1. Should I go back and prime again or will 2 coats of Black paint cover without issues? You can see the pics below.
2. Secondly, at one point, one of my foam rollers started to disintegrate, leaving tiny chunks of foam in the primer. I decided to let it dry and try sanding. Well.. the sanded part is like a sheet of glass -- super smooth. Everything else feels rough in comparison. Is that to be expected? I wasn't anticipating sanding after the primer, but if I can get it all like that one area (super smooth), I'll do it, cuz it feels awesome.
Any thoughts would be appreciated!
Back of the theatre where the primer went on thinner:
Front of the theatre where it covered more evenly: