3 Reasons You Need to Use Primer Before Painting

If you're like most people, you probably think of primer as something you only need to use if you're painting over a dark color. But primer has many other uses, too! In this blog post, we will discuss three reasons why it's essential to use a primer before painting your walls.

1. Primer can save you time and money.

Regardless if you're painting a light color over a dark wall or just going up or down a few shades,  primer provides a barrier between the paint and the surface, preventing the paint from soaking in.

Primer is also cheaper than paint, so you'll spend far less money than if you skip the primer and end up needing several extra coats of paint!

2. Primer can help your paint job last longer.

Life causes paint to break down over time. High-traffic areas of the house, lots of sunlight or moisture, and even just the aging process can all contribute to paint chips, peeling, and fading.

But if you use primer, you're giving your paint job a fighting chance! By creating a barrier between the paint and the wall, primer helps to protect your paint from all of these elements, making it last much longer.

3. Primer can help you achieve better results.

Since you're devoting so much time and effort, achieving that professional-looking paint job means primer is essential. Using a base coat of primer can help you avoid common painting mistakes, like streaks or brush marks. And it will also give your paint a nice, even finish, as well as ensure the final color is true to what you chose.

Final Thoughts

If you want to achieve the best possible results with your paint job, using a good-quality primer is a must. Primer can save you time and money, and it will help your paint job last longer.


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