should I prime 'pre-primed' baseboard?

debbie1000March 12, 2011

I have had new flooring and new 5 1/4 inch MDF pre-primed baseboard installed. I will be painting it white. (My painter had been contracted to do it but he disappeared and stopped returning my calls so I am on my own).

Is this pre-primed "enough"? I've read some things that the paint (water-based) won't go on as smoothly and will leave brush marks, etc if we don't prime again. Is that true or is it overkill?

If we should prime it,is any special brand or type that we should use? We will painting it with Valspar bright white (or something similar to that).

Also, if we prime again, should we caulk and repair nail holes before or after priming? Thanks!

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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

prime again after repairs
Ben Moore Fresh Start
forget the Valspare and go to a real paint store for you're paint

    Bookmark   March 13, 2011 at 7:05AM
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Faron79

For BEST results...
PRE-primed = RE-prime!

Factory primers aren't the best quality, and get dried-out too fast. Dirt from storage & transportation comes into play too.

Soooo-
Scuff-sand with 100-grit, remove all dust, re-prime with a top-notch primer. Zinsser's 123 is good and easy to find.

>>> IF you're pretty fussy...
Consider TWO prime-coats! This'll give ya a little cushion to sand the dried primer slightly (I'd suggest 120-grit here), making an IDEAL surface for a really smooth look!
If ya do this, I'd wait half a day for the 2 coats to be sandable.

Faron

    Bookmark   March 13, 2011 at 11:20AM
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Brushworks Spectacular Finishes

Double coat primed baseboard will resist chips. The primer is adhered to the board, the paint is adhered to the primer.

When I was "selling" repaints, I sold it as our "tough coat baseboard system".

Of course dull and clean is imperative!

    Bookmark   March 15, 2011 at 4:28PM
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