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Applying Primer (3)

Priming surfaces to which you have made repairs: Refer to the previous section on repairing cracks and holes, sand your surface, then apply latex (water-based) or alkyd (oil-based) primer. Matching latex primer to latex paint, and oil primer to oil … Continue reading

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Applying Primer (2)

Priming new wood or plaster: Use oil-based primer, also called alkyd primer, on new wood (wood that has been “cured” but not stained or painted), as well as on plaster. Do not use latex primer, as it is water-based and … Continue reading

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Applying Primer

As we’ve said, applying primer is very important because it creates a bond between the paint and the surface you are painting. If you are painting on a raw surface, one that you have repaired, or one that has a … Continue reading

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