Using high-quality paint is not the only way to achieve professional-looking results. Prepping your walls before painting is crucial as well. Priming is an important step to avoid stains and improve the adhesion and finish of your paint. Continue reading to learn how to prime your walls before painting.
Why is Priming Important?
Priming your walls before painting has many benefits. Primer can better help the paint adhere to the walls and conceal flaws and mistakes. Also, depending on the state of your wall, it can address and solve issues. For example, if your wall is porous, a coat of paint will not apply evenly without primer. If you are repainting an area that already has a glossy finish, a primer will help the new paint adhere properly.
Purchase the Right Primer
Opt for water-based latex primer or oil-based primer. Water-based is easy to clean up with water, whereas oil-based is great for covering stains and flaws. Make sure to buy enough primer for the job; consider the size of the space and have enough for two coats.
Cover your floors and furniture with a cloth to prevent spills from landing on them. Use painter’s tape to cover areas you do not plan to paint, such as trims, windows, and the ceiling. Once you have finished preparing the space around you, assess your walls. Are there any dents and holes that need filling? If so, use spackling to fill those imperfections. Then, use sandpaper to smooth that area before wiping it down with a damp cloth.
Use a Roller
Once you have completely prepped your walls and space, it is time to apply the primer. Use a damp roller to cover larger areas quickly. Use a smaller paintbrush to go over edges and corners. If a second coat is necessary, follow the same procedure.
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