5 Benefits Of Applying Primer Before Painting in Denver Metro, CO

If you’ve been following this blog for a while you may be well aware that one of the best things you can do for yourself when you are painting home to make use of primer – the primer is applied to the surface prior to the coats of paint.

Though we briefly explain the importance of doing this, today we are going to take a different approach and actually explain in greater detail why you should always make sure to make use of primer in your painting process.

Here are five benefits of applying primer before painting in Denver Metro, CO

1. It Makes You Check The Smoothness Beforehand

One good thing about applying primer prior to applying the first coat of paint is that in a sense it gives you the opportunity to fully check the smoothness of the wall that you’re about to paint.

You may think that there’s not much connection between the smoothness of the surface that you’re going to paint and the need to apply primer but there is.

Specifically, since you are applying primer in order to have a smoother surface upon which you will be painting, you should first check to see that the surface has been properly sanded and leveled so that it will be ready for the primer.

2. It Gives You Another Reason To Keep The Surface Clean

It’s rather unfortunate that a lot of people will look at the idea of a room painting project and think that all they have to do is to go into it with their paint and get started with no regard for how clean or not clean the wall is.

Really, the walls have to be fully cleaned before you apply the primer coat because otherwise all you’re going to do is to have a nice coat of painter over a layer of grime and dirt and you can just imagine how bad that is going to look — and even adding paint to that is not going to make it look that much better.

3. It Is More Adhesive Than Bare Surface Alone

To have a coat of primer is to have a surface that is going to be considerably more adhesive than to just try to paint the bare wall, even if you have made the effort to fully sand and clean the wall first.

The reason that this is the case is that the properties of primer are such that they will allow the paint to adhere to them, and not only this but they will keep the paint on the surface considerably longer.

4. It Covers Blemishes And Stains Better Than Paint

We’ve all seen them – blemishes and stains that are on the surface of your walls that you are looking to paint.

Even when you’re quite sure that you have cleaned the wall to the best of your ability, there are some stains on the wall that are just really that difficult to remove.

If you make use of a primer, and there are even special primers that are better suited to do this, you can rest assured that your stains are going to be so well covered that you’re not going to see them after you’ve applied the two coats of paint.

5. It Gives You Reason To Look For Damage

Lastly, having the step of applying a coat of primer is going to be a good reason to look for damage on the walls when you go to apply the primer coat.

True, you should look for damage regardless but if you know that you’re going to be applying the coat of primer you will first have to look out for the damage to the wall maybe even with a flashlight and then take care of them with some good filler where necessary — and then sandpaper to get it smooth!

Don’t settle for just any painter when you can get the attention to detail and professionalism from Imhoff Fine Residential Painting in Denver Metro, CO. Call us today to speak with one of our professional color consultants.

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