Hey guys...the home improvement is coming along thanks to all your suggestions! I hope to have all these projects done before my folks come home from Florida as a surprise for them. They let me live here and pay for my education, so it's the least I can do for them! So here's the question. I have a 10' x 4' area of wall that used to be a "window" into the living room from the kitchen. It has since been covered up with sheetrock (drywall). I have used joint-compound and joint tape along the perimeter to cover the border-gaps. Now, I know traditionally one would "plaster" a thin layer (or multiple thin layers) over the area of the drywall and then prime/paint it. I have seen some special primer at home depot that says it can be painted directly onto drywall. Anyone use this stuff? Do I HAVE to plaster the drywall first. Thanks again!