When you buy a condo or loft in DTLA, you might be like many buyers and want to repaint as soon as you move in.
And if that’s the case, you’ll need to either hire a professional or familiarize yourself with painting techniques, supplies and lingo.
Here’s what you need to know about paint primer.
What is Paint Primer?
Paint primer is what you need to prep, seal and protect the surface of your walls before they’re actually painted. Using primer means you’ll have a better-looking coat of paint in your space. It seals in stains, creates a smoother finish and ensures that the outer coat of paint – the one you see – sticks to the wall as best it can. Primer also increases your paint’s durability, which means it’ll be less likely to chip or wear down over time.
Why Do You Need Paint Primer?
Sure, it sounds like twice the work – but it’s worth it. You need paint primer when you want your paint job to look good. You’ll definitely need it if you’re painting over a dark color, the walls are stained, or the walls are new. You’ll also need it if you’re using latex paint over an older, oil-based paint, you’ve removed wallpaper, or you’re painting over plastic or metal.
You don’t always need it, though. For example, you should be safe to skip it if:
- Your walls are smooth and don’t have stains
- The new paint is close in color to the old one
- The paint you choose has primer mixed in
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