What does paint primer do?

When it comes to house painting there’s more to consider than just the paint you use. Prepping your surfaces and applying a quality paint primer are key to ensuring a superior finish. After all, if what’s underneath the paint isn’t up to scratch, then the paint may not adhere properly and it could also dry unevenly, which is the last thing you want! So, what exactly does paint primer do? Primer is the “primary” layer, the undercoat, that you apply to materials, such as wood, walls or metal surfaces, before painting. The benefits of paint primer: Helps paint stick to the surface Increases the durability and life of the paint Provides another layer of protection Helps to hide seams, joints and other small defects Creates a smooth surface for the paint to be spread over Ensures a smoother finished appearance after painting Reduces the amount of paint absorbed by the surface Allows for extended paint coverage So, is primer necessary? Yes! Primer will add to the initial costs of a paint job but will save you a fortune further down the road as your painted surfaces will require less maintenance going forward. It will also extend the life of your paint job, meaning that you won’t have to think about repainting for a few years to come! For all the painting tips you need, as well as advice on choosing a paint colour, contact Warrior Paints today! We’ve got a wide range of house paints, including acrylic paint, to help you get...

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Do coastal homes need special exterior house paint?

Living on the coast may be your lifelong dream! However, sun, salt and sea air can take its toll on exterior house paint. But, if you prepare the surfaces first and invest in good quality paint, your paint job should last for years to come. Here are our top painting tips for coastal homes: Buy the Best Paint As soon as paint is exposed to the elements, it starts to deteriorate. Especially on the coast, where sun and spray are common. To get the most life out of your paint, it pays to invest in the best paint you can afford. A high-quality acrylic paint allows for dirt and sea salt to easily be washed off, plus its colour and gloss will last for at least 5-8 years before you will even have to think about painting again. Prep the Surface As with any house painting, the most important step of the job is prepping the surface – even more so when you live on the coast. Sand off any peeling paint and wash your walls down thoroughly to get rid of any salt spray and moisture that might prevent paint from adhering. Get primed and ready: If you’re painting any wooden sections or fascias, apply a primer as soon as the surface is clean and dry. Primers smooth out the grain of the wood and help to seal any imperfections, ensuring a smooth paint finish. If you’d like help with choosing a paint colour or want more information on house painting then get in touch with our team of experts at Warrior Paints today! We’ve got the widest variety of house paints available and are always on hand to answer...

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