Questions tagged [primer]

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

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How do I prepare an already painted wall for new paint?

We are repainting a number of rooms in our home, do we need to put primer over the existing paint? Are there any other gotchas that we need to prepare for before repainting the walls?
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What primer should I use to paint over nicotine stained walls?

What primer should be used before painting over nicotine stained walls?
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What primer and paint should I used for a solid-core wooden front door?

I recently purchased a new pre-hung exterior door for my house. We opted for a solid-core Douglas Fir instead of the fiberglass models as the wooden door was substantially cheaper. We want to paint ...
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Which primer to use on an old drywall?

I have a dry wall in the kitchen that has some stains on it. I would just like to put a new coat of white primer on that dry wall so it doesn't look stained. My questions are: Should I sand the ...
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Should I use oil primer underneath oil paint?

Is it necessary to use oil primer underneath oil paint (for trim) or can I use latex primer? Do all primers work interchangeably with oil and latex paints?