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I replaced all the exterior wood trim around the windows of my house. I was going to prime it all once and give it two coats of paint. I had to cut shims under the new trim to make everything come out even. Wondering if I need to paint this wood or if the primer is enough? TIA
 

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I would prime all exterior trim and then paint. Also you should caulk around your trim to cover your gaps after shimming. Use an exterior paintable grade caulk…
 

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primer is not designed to hold up to the elements for interior or exterior use. one coat of oil primer and two coats of acrylic paint. i would stay away from the the box store paints too.
 

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primer is not designed to hold up to the elements for interior or exterior use. one coat of oil primer and two coats of acrylic paint.
I saw this recommendation on Holmes on Homes too, from their painting contractor. Oil primer and then latex acrylic.

I always thought oil and latex don't mix. (but I've been wrong before).

Any secret to this? I have some wood trim that needs paint.
 

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I saw this recommendation on Holmes on Homes too, from their painting contractor. Oil primer and then latex acrylic.

I always thought oil and latex don't mix. (but I've been wrong before).

Any secret to this? I have some wood trim that needs paint.

and you would be wrong again:yes:
No secrets, for wood 1 coat oil primer, 2 coats 100% acrylic

A primer is a primer, you can paint whatever over it.
 
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