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Exterior Paint Primers

A Primer on Exterior Paint Primers

Exterior Paint Primers - Paint primer

Using a good primer is critical to achieving a beautiful, even paint job. Primer is designed to properly adhere to and seal surfaces, preventing paint from peeling. Unlike paint, it is specifically designed for application on bare substrates, such as stucco, wood, metal, and masonite.

Primer is usually white, however you can often add tint in a color that matches the top coat. This will result in a better overall color application. Multiple coats of primer may be necessary when applying a drastic color change, e.g. dark to light, light to dark, solid covering stripes, etc. Shiny paint that is in good condition will still need to be primed. Surfaces that are optimal for painting possess the same four qualities:

1. clean 2. dull 3. dry 4. primed

How to Choose a Primer

If you think about the elements your exterior siding faces in a given month, you know your exterior paint is put to the test. One of the advantages of repainting a home or building's exterior is the opportunity to make your exterior paint last longer.

This can be accomplished by using a quality primer. A good acrylic primer used on clean, dry walls prior to paint can greatly extend the life of your paint. Most people find success with a 100% acrylic primer.

ProTect Painters uses high quality materials to paint your home and will select the supplies necessary for the project. If you have a brand that you prefer, be sure to share that with the professional exterior painting contractor from ProTect Painters.

Does ProTect Painters Prime a Surface Every Time?

It depends on the situation and it's an area that will be discussed prior to work beginning. No matter the project, our exterior painters do extensive prep work to ensure your paint project is a success for years to come. Some of that preparation includes the following:

  • Power washing using environmentally-friendly detergent
  • Scraping to remove old paint
  • Minor maintenance (i.e., stucco repair)

Our exterior house painters also cover the surrounding area and clean afterwards as part of our professional pledge.

Contact the professionals at ProTect Painters today to learn more, or request a free exterior home painting estimate online today.

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