primer of paint ?

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rushi_20m
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primer of paint ?

Post by rushi_20m » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:49 pm

I have lot of extra paint left from previous project, can I use latex / egg shell paint instead of primer on new dry wall ? whats benefit of primer over paint ?

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Re: primer of paint ?

Post by A. Spruce » Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:31 pm

Primer is a thinner product that is designed to encapsulate and seal in dust, whereas paint is a top coat that doesn't adhere well to dust and dirt. The sheen of the paint will also affect whatever top coat you choose, which isn't a hugely big deal, but can be a factor when it comes time to repaint and your new paint won't match the old.

You could probably thin down the paint with some water, but that is going to be a real mess to apply, as it will become spattery, runny, and drippy once watered down to the point where it will absorb dust. Personally, I'd stick with primer, Bull's Eye 123 is my primer of choice, and save your extra paint for your top coat
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Re: primer of paint ?

Post by rushi_20m » Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:53 pm

Thanks for quick reply, I guess I will go for a coat of primer :)

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