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Primer should not be used as a top coat on most surfaces. The purpose of primers is to give a good base or tooth for the top coat, this means it will attract dirt, fingerprints and such more readily than a good quality top coat. The only place a primer is sometimes used as a top coat is as a cheap ceiling paint.

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