Do I need to prime wainscoting before painting?

Answer New, unpainted wainscoting needs primer. Primer seals the unpainted surface and allows the paint to better adhere. Priming also results in needing fewer coats of paint. Primer is also needed if you... Read More »

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Do I need to prime walls before painting?

On One Hand: Basic WallsIt is not absolutely necessary to prime a wall before painting. If the wall is reasonably clean and its current color is lighter than the paint you're applying, then the pai... Read More »

Do you have to prime before painting wood?

For best results it is advisable to lightly sand, wipe with a tack-cloth and prime unfinished wood before using a top coat. This does not apply if you are staining.

Is it necessary to prime walls before painting?

On One Hand: Can't Go Wrong With PrimingPriming a wall helps new paint adhere better and results in an even, professional finish, according to an article in the Quad-City Times. In addition, primin... Read More »

Does Masonite siding need to be primed before painting?

Masonite siding should be primed with an exterior-grade alkyd primer. This type of primer typically helps to seal the lower edge of the siding more efficiently than others. Allow primer to dry and ... Read More »