Painting is an easy way for you to give your Frankfort residence a quick facelift without needing an entire renovation. Click on the green arrow below to listen to this podcast and learn when and why primer is used before painting


Why Primer is Used Before Painting | Painting Company in Frankfort IL

So when exactly, do you need to prime your walls, and also what sorts of primer should you use? In many circumstances, on interior wall surfaces, many times you won’t need a wall primer.  You really should prime interior walls after removing any wall coverings, like wallpaper. It is most especially necessary to get off all of the paste and residue left behind. To get more protection, use a product like Zinsser Gardz over the walls that were papered, especially where there is paste left. This can prevent all the left-behind wallpaper glue from splitting and peeling off the wall surfaces and ruining your paint job over time.

Priming Over Water, Grease, or Food Stains

Why Primer is Used Before Painting  Whenever you are dealing with wall surfaces that have any water, grease, or food stains, the surfaces ought to be primed ahead of painting. The most suitable sort of primer for these particular wall surfaces is a solvent-based primer. This is best for rooms, such as your bathroom, mudroom, kitchen, or utility room, where the walls will most likely see plenty of action.

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These are a couple of the primary reasons why primer is used before painting, but this is by no means an exhaustive list. If you still have concerns, or possibly need more information give us a call at 815-260-6773, and we can go over why primer is used before painting, and if it’s right for your project.

Don’t forget, if you need an estimate on getting your interior painted, give me a call.   My team and I have been serving Orland Park, Homer Glen, Mokena, Frankfort, Tinley Park, New Lenox, Lemont, Orland Hills, Palos Park, St John IN, and all of the suburbs in the Chicago area for 30+ years.


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