Paint Primers and Undercoats

Paint Primers and Undercoats


Exterior Paints - Primers & Undercoats

Good Exterior Primers & Undercoats are critical to achieving a professional, even paint job. A Primer will adhere to and seal surfaces, preventing paint from peeling. Unlike paint, a primer is manufactured explicitly for bare substrates, such as to render wood, metal, and MDF.

Primers are usually white colour; however, you can often ask the supplier to add a colour tint so that its colour is a close match to the topcoat you're be applying; this will result in a better overall colour application. Multiple coats of a primer undercoat may be necessary when using a drastic colour change, such as a dark to light, or light to dark, solid covering stripes, and so on. Shiny (i.e., gloss paint) paint in good condition will still need undercoating after a light sanding.


Optimal  Painting  Possess the Same Four Qualities:


  •   CLEAN.
  •   DULL.
  •   DRY.
  •   PRIMED.


 Choosing a  Paint Primer

If you think about the elements your exterior building faces in any given month, you know your exterior paint is put to the test.

Paint Primers & Undercoats

This can be accomplished using a quality primer—acrylic primer used on clean, dry walls before the paint can significantly extend your colour's life. Most people find success with a 100% acrylic primer. We only use high-quality materials to paint and will help, if required, select the supplies necessary for the project. If you have a particular brand that you prefer, be sure to let us know!


Q.Should You Prime a Surface Every Time? - Some Say Yes, Some Say No

A. It depends on the situation. This is something that we will discuss before beginning work. No matter the project, as painters, we do conduct extensive preparation work to ensure that your paint project is a success and last for years to come.


Some of that Preparation Includes the Following:

  •   Power or handwashing using environmentally-friendly detergents.
  •   Scraping & Dust-free sanding to remove old paint.
  •   Minor maintenance such as render repair, caulking etc.


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