DIY Home Improvement Forum banner

1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
19 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
We are buying a house, and going to start painting my question is.... Do you prime all walls regardless of color? Do ceilings need to be primed? Thanks, Ben
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,829 Posts
As long as the paint is in good condition and no stain issues, you don't need to prime.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
553 Posts
There is a lot involved with that question. Generally, if you are doing a mild color change (or simple repaint) on top of a paint of known quality, no you don't have to prime. Priming might be needed for:

Extensive drywall repairs
Topcoating "Builder paint"
Light->Dark color change, especially deep green and red. (Use a grey-tinted primer for these)
Oil paint (use a bonding primer)
Surfaces with past adhesion issues
Difficult environments, such as kitchens and bathrooms

SirWired
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Thanks! We decided that we are just gonna prime everything. Easy enough, and will deliver the color we want in the end. Ben
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top