Oil Based Primer or Water Based Primer Paint | Paint Finisher
Oil Based Primer or Water Based Primer Paint
Primer paint gives your finished paint job a smoother finish than if you did not use a primer at all because paint grips better and it will last much longer.
Primers will, even though relatively expensive, save you a lot of money in the long run.
What you use to prime depends on the surface that you are painting – wood, metal or concrete.
Modern primers are often water based primers and dry very rapidly. Some can be recoated with finish paint in less than an hour. Using a paint primer will actually speed up the job, not slow you down.
It is recommended you always use a primer before embarking on a painting job.
For best results use an oil-based primer if your top coat is oil based paint, or latex based primer if your top coat is latex-based paint.
Primer-sealer paint seals the surface of wood so the finished paint does not soak into it. This allows you to have even gloss over the wood that is painted.