Why Use Primer When Painting?

  • by

Why Use Primer When Painting Your Home

If you are painting, priming the wall would be a good idea. Primer helps your paint adhere to the wall and produces a good finish on your wall. Without primer, the paint can be absorbed unevenly, especially if the wall is porous. Priming is also important if you are using latex paint on top of an oil-based finish or when you’re painting over a dark color.

Residential Home Paint Primer

Most of us do-it-yourselfers attempt to paint projects because painting is easy and gives a big bang for the buck. A fresh coat of paint can change the appearance of a surface and make everything look new.

Since paint is so great, why would you ever need to use a primer? Why waste time and money?

Well, if the surface has stains or other problems, using primer is never a waste. It can prevent disasters. A stain could quickly push through a fresh coat of paint and ruin the new surface.

Paint is really great. It’s inexpensive and can do a lot to change the look of something. But sometimes, you need to use primer first. Why?

Primer is always necessary on problem surfaces — those with stains or other “surface conditions” — because it prevents disasters. A surface could look perfect and clean one minute and ruined the next if it’s not given a primer first. Problematic surfaces require primers that are specially formulated with extra adhesives and pigments.

Paint vs Primers Residential Home

Always prime when the existing surface has stains, chalking, dark colors or irregular surface conditions.

Primers work because they are specially formulated with additional binders, additives, and tougher pigments that cover problem areas.

If your walls are already stained, discolored, or marred, your best bet is to prime them first. Say goodbye to old stains, dark colors, and other inconsistencies. Primers are the answer. These specially formulated products cover problem areas with tough pigments that give you a fresh start.