flawless priming

Painting can be a challenging task for beginners as well as professionals. Finding the perfect balance of texture, color and finish is essential to give your home the best DIY paint job look. The most complicated and generally primary step for many at-home painters is learning to use the primer properly. Primer can prove helpful to allow the easy and quality painting of any area or room.

The right technique to choose a primer:

Primers are broadly categorized into 3 different types

Original primer:

The first type of primer is those products that are not dependents on any other products. These include white and grey paints that are dry matte and very thick and give a clean painting surface for new paint colors. This type of primer is best suited for covering walls with very dark or intense colors or for making bright colors a lot more appealing and vibrant.


Built-in primer:

This is another type of primer. This is any additive that assists in making paint more vibrant and assists to cover in few coats. You can easily find paints with built-in primer or colored primers. Paints will built-in primer are costlier as compared to other paints, however these are best for home painting jobs as they assist the painter Gold Coast in completing the job a lot faster.


Hybrid primer

This type of primer works effectively with the paint as well as can be used independently. Hybrid primer can be added in the paint at the time of painting. These are great for people who want a particular type of primer and want to have more control over the project.


When to use primer?

Repairs and patches

Another case where primer is vital is where walls are repaired or patched. Things like putty and spackle are porous which means they will absorb any paint that is applied on them. This can lead to rough finish and patches. Applying a primer on patched or repaired wall is the best way to make sure the paint dries evenly and doesn’t look patchy.


When using very bright or dark colors

There are a few different cases in which priming is essential while in some it is unnecessary. For those painting jobs where it is required to cover very bright or dark colors, priming is vital. Also, priming is required where covering colors can taint the finish colors. Usually, colors like reds, blues and dark browns need to be primed in order to keep the new paint color true and to make painting easier.


For more details or if you wish to hire Exterior House Painting Services or Interior House Painters Gold Coast, feel free to contact us.

Stephen Lockyer
Stephen Lockyer
Professional painters and Decorators on the Gold Coast. Serving all your interior and exterior painting needs.

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