Questions about primer finishing before painting
So obviously I have some orange peel to my epoxy primer I laid on. I am using it as the filler primer as well, its not EASY to sand as the label said, but after a couple days of drying its not bad. I block sanded it with 220 then put on another coat and would like to go straight to wet sanding. I only have 2 weeks till I have to leave to go back to school and am trying to save some time to make sure I get things done. At the same time I donít want to half *** it.
Does the primer need to be perfectly flat and consistent? I mean the orange peel. It doesnít take much to take off 99% of the orange peel but then there are some crevices left that look kind of like really shallow pin holes, the bottoms of the orange peel. I did some more sanding and it takes quite a bit more sanding to completely eliminate them. Obviously it would be a big time save if it isnít necessary to do this. They cant be seen from more than a foot or 2 away, so I donít think they will have any effect on the final job but I want to be sure.
Also I was wondering about how much the color of the surface is going to matter. I am using a grey epoxy primer and am not going to use a sealer. If I donít prime the door jams or I have a couple of sand throughs to the original paint is it going to be noticeable in the final job? I plan on using 3 coats of base before clear and the origoinal paint is the same color i will be painting it (red)