You don't specify on what material you are using the primer on.
In either case primer is paint that is made to seal and bond to the material you are painting, which in turn helps the regulat paint to bond. You CAN use primer as a final coat but the primer won't give you the hardness that a paint will or the shine, but there is no reason that you can't use it. Depends on the look you want. Hope this helps
Can you use interior paint as a primer and use exterior paint as the finish coat?
yes, you can. the type of primer rarely depends on the finish coat. the purpose of primer is to prepare the surface for finish coat. Latex primer with oil finish is ok. oil primer with latex finish is ok.
No, primer has no lasting qualities as a finish. It needs a harder paint over it.
About 3-4 gallons of primer. Don't be stingy with it. Better primer coat improves your finish coat and primer is cheap.
You brush it, roller it or spray it. -Whichever method, you DO need primer if you want a good finish coat.
Yes, you can use it....but what are you trying to do? The drywall primer is specifically designed to seal the drywall and make the surface uniform. You will not get any benefit from using it on top of a finish coat except for using it as a base coat for changing colors.
yes you need to sand before and after you put on primer to give a nice smooth finish with a sand block that been use not a new sand block cause its hard and it will scrape and when you put your finish coat you wont see the scratches and remember two coats are better the one coat
Once you have sanded and wiped down your wooden porch, use a top quality oil based primer. When that has dried apply a finish coat of latex "Porch & Floor" enamel . This will give you a durable finish that should last approximately five years.
Many times! One coat latex exterior primer such as Kilz II Follow with finish coat Some paints advertise that they go right over vinyl without a primer but the paint holds up much better with a primer
You can use a latex base primer with oil base as top coat.
Prime it with an oil based primer, then roll or spray your finish coat on.
No. UV rays from the sun will fade and break down the primer within a year. Primer normally needs to be recoated with a top coat within two weeks of application. Otherwise, another coat of primer is required.
The best base coat for painting walls is a simple primer, usually white that will cover the wall in a simple finish. A further coat may be needed afterwards.
You make sure your surface is clean and dry then roll the primer on. I prefer to use a heavy body primer like Kilz then I don't have to re-coat. One coat of a good primer does it all. Paying a little extra for a good primer can save you lots in the final paint.
Primer coats are most commonly used over new drywall, over any repairs of patchwork, over oils paint (use a good quality oil primer) when you want to change to a latex or acrylic top coat or when you are changing a colour significantly enough to warrant it. As in when you are covering a very dark colour with a very pale one or when you are looking for a saturated colour for your finish... a red primer will make a deep red top coat easier to obtain with fewer coats.
Primer makeup is sometimes applied before foundation. Smashbox offers several primers (including Photo Finish Primer, Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer, Anti-Shine Primer, Photo Finish Lid Primer, and Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light) which may be applied the Smashbox foundation.
Since it is an oceanic blue color, I'd suggest that you use a primer that is tinted to at least 3/4 of the top coat. This should give enough coverage over the old color to allow you to recoat with only one additional coat. If the primer is not available in that dark of a color, then a gray primer will suffice.
Use a good quality primer that is intended for all paints or for oil based paints. You might want to use a tintable primer (Killz for example), and have it tinted to approximate your final paint color. That gives much better chances of painting in one coat.
Primers are not water proofers, in fact primers can't be left as the finish coat because they have no durability. If the paint acts as a primer how can you expect the paint to stand up as a true finish coat.
Though it is possible to get clear coat to adhere to primer, there are a couple of reasons this is a bad idea. The first and foremost reason is that the primers main job is corrosion protection, coupled with a chemical and mechanical foundation coat for basecoat or color coat in a single stage system, it is not designed to be clear coated. The chemical bond between primer and clear coat would be very weak. Base coat paints have modifications in the resins to allow them to adhere to the primers, and still give the clear coat the proper foundation for it to adhere to, while flowing out in the wet look finish it is designed to have. Also, most of the primer jobs you see running around will have sun faded areas, as well as bleaching in short order. If you want the flat primer look, but have a job that will last, prime the vehicle, base coat it in the gray color you want, but clear coat it with one of the prepackage flat clear coats that are available. The resulting job looks like it is "just primer" but has all the chemical and physical protection of a traditional clear coat job, just not the gloss.
You can just go right over the old paint. However, I would suggest that you prime the wall first. An economical trick is to have the primer tinted to the paint color (any place you are buying a custom color can do this for you) then you can put on the finish coat and it will cover just like you put on two finish coats. If you do not know what the custom color is you will probably need to put on two finish coats, the first coat will act as the primer.
An etch primer is used as a key for the next coat normally on metals.
I generally use an oil-based primer to start, because of its superior penetrating ability and because it will not be degraded by the wood's natural oils as they leach out (cedar is especially prone to this effect). After priming, a good-quality latex top coat will hold its colour much longer than oil. Ideally you should apply one coat of primer and two top coats, but a time and money saver is to have the primer tinted to match the finish colour, then use only one top coat. Bear in mind, though, that this approach will diminish the life of the paint job.
It depends what kind of finish you will put on it, and whether it will be indoors our out: Indoors, latex paint: use latex wood primer Indoors, varnish: no primer required but can be stained, may need multiple coats Indoors, oil base: use an interior oil base primer Outdoors, latex paint: use an exterior latex wood primer Outdoors, varnish: no primer required but can be stained, use exterior varnish Outdoors, oil base: use an exterior oil base primer It depends what kind of finish you will put on it, and whether it will be indoors our out: Indoors, latex paint: use latex wood primer Indoors, varnish: no primer required but can be stained, may need multiple coats Indoors, oil base: use an interior oil base primer Outdoors, latex paint: use an exterior latex wood primer Outdoors, varnish: no primer required but can be stained, use exterior varnish Outdoors, oil base: use an exterior oil base primer