Do I need to prime walls before painting?

Answer 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 »

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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 »

Do I need to prime wainscoting before painting?

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 »

Should I prime the walls before I paint?

CONGRATS!!! I would absolutely prime the walls first...the paint adheres better and when you paint the color of choice on you wont need as many coats! ALso - the builders paint isn't as good as w... 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.