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Old 05-14-2014, 01:21 PM   #1
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seperate primer needed?

I went to my local lowes, and told them i want to paint my house myself and have no idea where to start. She talked to me about paint options and said since this particular paint is an exterior paint/primer mix, i dont have to get primer and kept pushing this one brand.
I have had a few contradicting statements on this and not sure who to listen to.
The paint on the trim is peeling. Body is good.


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Old 05-14-2014, 01:29 PM   #2
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seperate primer needed?

Prime the peeling trim after scraping/sanding. If the body is solid, you shouldn't need to prime.


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seperate primer needed?

If there's bare wood showing prime it.
House needs to be pressure washed before painting.
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seperate primer needed?

Like the other posters said. If you have bare/raw wood then prime with an exterior wood primer.
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