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Old 08-13-2012, 09:56 AM   #16
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Should Primer be Tinted on New Drywall?? My painter says no.


Only drawback the SW near me has bankers hours...

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Same here----but I usually start early in the morning---

If cheaper paint gave me a good job I would use it--paint and labor are all included in my price---

But I always end up at Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams--because at the end of the job the work is faster,better and ultimately cheaper,using the more expensive paints.
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Primers have many different purposes but fall into some general categories:

Stain blockers
Inhibitors
Sealers
Primers
Underlays

You may find products with a couple of these characteristics but be wary of any claiming to do all and always of those claiming to be primer and paint in one. Such products only exist for the unsuspecting public that wants magical things like one coat coverage---which used to be the hot marketing phrase.

Generally primers can be found to provide maximum adhesion to a surface and/or to provide an even base for finish coats. Primer/underlays for enamels, for example, not only assist with coverage but provide a beautiful surface for near brush stroke free finish coating.

In addition to usual applications where you need to seal new surfaces like drywall or wood trim, alkyd primers are great equalizers when switching between oil based and watebased products. You can put just about any finish over an alkyd primer.

There are also specialty primers like those self-etching for metals or for oxidation resistance. You will see discussions about restructuring sort of primers like Gardz used for things like damaged drywall surface layers and BIN for sealing hard to resolve stain issues like homes that had heavy smokers.

As mentioned, except for specialty primers, primers tend to be cheaper than quality finish coat paint so there is a practical reason for using them rather than applying extra coats of finish.

There are several on this site that refer to primers as problem solvers and there is no more true statement IMO.

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Only drawback the SW near me has bankers hours...
Kind of weird. They must not be doing much contractor business. Have you asked if they will deliver? Would a delivery be safe if you are not home?
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More like supply house hours--Open very early and close at 6;00 on some nights---
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More like supply house hours--Open very early and close at 6;00 on some nights---
That makes sense although they must lose some consumer business. My suppliers were very busy early in the morning filling pro orders. Most did not stay open late. My Ben Moore dealer was within a hardware franchise so was open late though.

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