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A substance applied to a bare surface to provide an adhesive layer for paint.

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Need advice. Painted over semi-gloss wall with matt emulsion paint without primer beforehand

The painter I hired painted over the semi-gloss walls with matt emulsion paint without using a primer beforehand. So the color from the original semi gloss paint is still coming through in spots as ...
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What is the correct process for primer on new plaster?

The guidance for the paint we’ve bought says we should use a primer on our new plaster (rather than a mist coat of emulsion paint). Should I apply the primer as is or does it need to be watered down? ...
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Will drywall mud bond to oil-based primer?

Will drywall mud bond to oil primer? We just removed a recessed ironing board from a wall in the kitchen. The surrounding walls have oil paint, and we want to prime that surrounding area before ...
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Does Zinsser BIN need to "fully" cure before painting?

I have two coats of Zinsser BIN primer drying on top of a layer of cured vinyl spackle (MH Ready Patch). How long must I wait before painting? The BIN label says it can be "TOPcoated" in 45 ...
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Old primed walls are now stained and oily [duplicate]

I discovered the walls going down to the basement were only primed and never painted. Looks like one coat also, I doubt if it was more as several parts have been torn and it looks too thin of a layer....
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Can I leave pre-primed wood siding unpainted during winter? [closed]

Unfortunately, I recently brushed against the corner of my house as I was pulling through our very narrow driveway, which pulled off a corner piece of trim as well as damaging two pieces of wooden ...
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What is "knotting solution" called in the US?

Having installed some new wood trim in my house, I'd like to seal the knots before painting, so the natural resin doesn't start to show through after a few weeks. I'm a transplanted Brit living in the ...
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Poorly Repaired and Painted Drywall [duplicate]

I have a wall in my home that was significantly damaged and poorly repaired. The repaired spots were not sanded properly and have since been painted over multiple times. The result is a wall with many ...
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Mdf painted without being primed

I put up MDF panels on my wall. The painter didn’t use primer and directly painted with paint. Can i go over with primer and then repaint? Are there any other solutions
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LevelQuik Primer did not dry to clear

I sealed all gaps and applied LevelQuik Primer over plywood in my bathroom to prep for LevelQuik RS Self-Leveling Underlayment. I used a small paint roller to roll it on. It has not dried to clear and ...
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Can Mad Dog Primer be used on the exterior of my cedar clapboard home with Ben Moore flat paint?

My home is mudding all over (especially where the sun was hitting) and peeling in random spots. The mudding started right away and the peeling less than one month. We have cedar clapboards that the ...
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Primer type for exterior PVC lumber

I have exterior PVC lumber (e.g. Azec) as brick molding and would like to paint it. Should I use regular water based primer or oil based like with metal surfaces?
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Peeling paint on Window Sill

First DIY project so please excuse my ignorance. How should I fix peeling paint on a window sill - is the process: scrape off the paint, primer and paint? What is a paint and primer that is resistant ...
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Installing floating floor on concrete slab

I need a suggestion on installing hybrid floating floor. I have purchased laminate floor that have got cushion at the back. I need to prepare my concrete slab to install the hybrid laminate floor. ...
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Painting over limewash brick

When we moved in to our home an interior brick wall had been painted over with some type of opaque white paint. I decided to limewash the wall - a coat of prep coat and two coats of limewash. It ...
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Dealing with recently decarpeted room with generational urine reek

Zinsser BIN primer applied with a paint sprayer, completely covering the floor and probably the baseboards, too. Two coats at appropriate intervals. If it oversprays to the walls, I don’t really care....
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Why is my joint compound releasing from the old paint below it?

Basement Reno - Our stairwell was/is painted with lead paint. It needed to be evened out and our contractor covered the stairwell areas that had the lead paint with drywall mud to "encapsulate&...
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How to deal with this exterior wood ruins [closed]

When you see the exterior of the window it looks quite spoiled due to hot son and humidity and moisture during rainy season. But interior of the window looks quite new. This window wood was properly ...
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How to prevent GI pipe from getting corroded

I have a hollow GI pipe. I recently got the top end welded but top end is corroding along with that I think GI pipe is also corroding. I'm think I should unweld the cap and paint the inside of GI by ...
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Repair/restoration of plaster cracking in front of chimney?

I'm repainting the interior of my 1942 brick house (N. Florida). The walls are plaster, and repainting was going fine until I got to the section in front of the chimney. After removing artwork from ...
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Which primer and paint for metal roof home in Maine?

Having a lot of problems researching painting my steel roof here in Maine. I've had the paint folks at Home Depot and Lowes and Sherwing Williams all give me contradicting advice...LOL The roof is ...
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How to get old plasterboard wall ready for paint

there was multiple layers of painted wallpaper in a bedroom. I've removed all the wallpaper and sanded the walls a small amount to get rid of residue and flaky plasterboard. The plasterboard paper is ...
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Primer Choice Input [closed]

We are skim-coating our walls and ceiling to fill in texturing. We bought a fixer upper and our best option was to skim coat. We are looking at the water-based B-I-N 123 and Kilz as our two primer ...
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Primer applied on waterproof putty became flaky and peeled off

A section of the wall in our house developed flakiness due to dampness, prompting us to undertake repairs. Specifically, the affected area was located behind an air conditioner. It appeared that poor ...
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Shellac Primer on entire interior of house?

I recently purchased an old house. Due to its age, I don't really know the specifics of the materials used; things like type of paint, composition of drywall, etc. There have also been some animal ...
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Epoxy paint or primer/sealer?

I have a coarse and porous concrete rooftop, and on Friday I went to a top roof-sealing company to buy primer to cover the roof. While talking to the salesman, he mentions that the best thing for my ...
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I removed wallpaper, and it seems I've hit a wall. Sand, plaster, or seal? [closed]

It seems like pretty rough concrete under there, partly patched with plaster. I'm wondering if the way to go will be to sand it, plaster it, or simply seal with primer. The final goal is white paint, ...
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Kilz PVA primer cracks and peels [closed]

I have used Kilz PVA primer for the first time yesterday. After the wall dried, some areas flaked and peeled but most just looks like spider web cracks. Never experienced this issue before and Before ...
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What type of product can I use to tint exterior primer?

What product can I mix to add a bit of color to this KILZ2 water-based primer? Thanks.
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Paint after applying primer to rooftop?

I recently pressure-washed my entire rooftop, and now it's plain porous concrete. I want to add something that will be soaked by the concrete and reduce (or eliminate) any leaking. After doing some ...
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From gray to pink-is primer necessary?

My bedroom walls are currently dark gray, and I want to paint them bright pink . We all know that primer is recommended when going from a dark color to a light color, but is it really necessary here? ...
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What primer type for this situation?

I'm painting some walls in an old home that needs a fresh coat of primer/paint. The house has been sitting a while so it has some general odors that I'm thinking a simple coat of paint will help cover ...
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Should I prime old exposed plaster before repairing it?

Paint peeled in a few areas I'm assuming from bad prep many years back, and no primer. Should I go ahead and sand/prime these areas before mudding and repairing? The exposed plaster is super slick and ...
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Prime Walls Before or After Compound/Mud Repairs? - Water Stains

Is it ok to prime the walls before I do some mud/compound filling and repairs? I would like to put a full coat of BIN primer (Shellac Based) on the room to help with any possible odors and then get a ...
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Priming a spackled drywall hole

I have filled a hole in my wall with joint compound. The hole is about 3 or 4 inches wide, and part of the drywall had ripped out. I had to fill it twice, with a lot of sanding because i just couldn’t ...
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What kind of paint primer can be sanded without peeling off [closed]

What kind of primer (paint) can be sanded after it is dry? I painted a large object made from plaster of paris. I used latex-based primer. There were some lumps and bumps the day after the primer ...
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Third coat of primer, or paint?

I have been slowly repainting rooms in my house. The walls are sheetrock, last painted over 20 years ago with many layers of paint from multiple owners. Some of the rooms have dark wood trim (which ...
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How to paint over raw base plaster correctly

I moved to an old house south of Germany. For various reasons (mold, ugly looking, etc.) want to paint the walls from scratch by scrapping all the wallpaper and paint. I started from one room, I ...
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Latex paint or oil paint for pressure treated wood outdoors

I recently bought some fence panels like the ones shown here: It is my intention to paint them white. However I am finding it difficult to get consistent information on best practice. As far as I ...
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How do I fix this paint rip?

Accidentally ripped a piece of paint off the wall when trying to hang something up and now need to fix it ASAP. I have the sample to color match but I don’t quite know what to do to patch this… The ...
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Using primer on electrical PVC conduit

I'm putting electrical conduit underground and there seems to be mixed opinions on whether to use primer along with the PVC cement. There are videos showing the use of primer, and videos not using ...
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Priming porous wall before skimming

I have ripped off the wallpaper from the walls of my bedroom, and I am now planning to fill the holes in the wall, skim the walls with plaster, and then paint. I’d like some advice on this as it’s the ...
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Textured walls now smooth- do I need to prime? [duplicate]

My walls were textured plaster so we had someone skim coat them (Spackle and sand) to make them smooth. Right now they are smooth but if you rub your finger in it- it’s dusty. Can I paint normally (...
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Why can I not use this primer under glossy paint?

I have fresh drywall and bought some PVA primer. We plan to paint with semi-gloss so that the walls can actually be cleaned. Per KILZ PVA Designed for use under flat and low sheen paints only. Do not ...
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Can I use a primer on drywall before taping and texturing, and does it need to be oil based?

We are remodeling and have exposed original drywall that was paneled over. The drywall has not been taped or textured, but eventually will be during the remodel. I don't know if it's because it was ...
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How do I fix a botched brush on primer job

My primer came out lumpy and I sanded it and it feels smooth but it looks uneven how do I fix it without sanding into the underlying material
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Primer cracked or showing spider web micro cracks-what is the proper way to fix this?

I don't have a lots of places just two spots, one is bad ...shown in the pictures below; first is on the ceiling, secon is on the wall; both sections painted before The other one has small cracks ...
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Any idea what happened to this door and advice on how to paint it?

How would you paint this metal door and metal window jamb/trim? I have no idea what was done to the door! Here are photos of the door: And of the window jamb: Gallery link: https://i.sstatic.net/...
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Can I use tintable primer without adding tint?

I bought two cans of Zinsser Bullseye primer, and only noticed once delivered that they are in "tintable white." This is primer -- not paint -- and the intent is to use it as primer before ...
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Best type of primer and paint to use over acrylic paint "mural"

Just moved to a room where 3 of the walls are almost completely painted over in an "artistic" manner. I scraped down the high spots; don't really want to (or think it's worth it) to sand and ...
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