Benefits of Priming

Check out the benefits of priming before you paint.

Even if you’re not an expert at painting, you’re likely to know the basics: choose a high-quality primer, paint, and plenty of tools (paint brushes)! A primer allows the proper adhesion of the paint with the surface, producing a smooth and quality finish for the paint. While there are plenty of different types of paints and finishes, we’re going to be looking at the benefits of priming before you paint!

The Basics
Primer paint is a preliminary layer of coating that is applied to the materials prior to the paint. It ensures that the paint adheres to the surface and goes on as it should. A primer also seals the pores in the permeable materials and averts bleeding from knots. If applied correctly, the primer will enhance the life of the paint as well as improving the appearance.

Benefits of Priming

• Priming evens out the material’s surface. In the case of wood, if you paint on the wood without a primer, you might be able to see these grain bands. The finish paint would look dull over the light-colored springwood, but glossier over the darker bands of wood.
• Modern primers are often water-based and dry very rapidly. Using a primer will actually speed up the job, not slow you down.
• The color of paint applied on top of the primer is longer lasting than one without the primer underneath.
• The primer provides a base for the paint. The primer, therefore, cancels out any color on the surface so that you get the true color of the paint.
• The use of primer prevents peeling, cracks, and fading of the paint.

If you’re not quite the painter that you’d like to be, contact Precision Painters, the professionals in your local area for stellar house painting services. Serving Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Calabasas, and neighboring cities in California, we can explain the benefits of priming and fulfill all of your painting needs!

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