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How to Paint New Drywall and Sheetrock

A friend of mine told me that there is a limit on how long you can wait, to paint dry wall, after installing it. What is this time limit.

The Money Pit Answer
Fortunately drywall doesn't go bad after a few days!  As long as the spackle is dry you are good to go.  Make sure you prime new drywall first.  You'll save a lot of paint and it will go on very smooth.  Choose a  flat paint over one with a sheen.  Flat paints hide blemishes in drywall such as spackle marks around nail heads.