Best primer/paint for wood stair treads
I'm going to paint the unfinished wood treads of our staircase, but have gotten conflicting advice about what to use for maximum durability. The guy at Benjamin Moore said to use Fresh Start Oil Based Primer, followed by BM Alkyd Porch and Floor.
A professional painter told me NOT to prime, saying it wouldn't dry hard enough. He rec'd a thinned coat of BM Porch and Floor, followed by 2 regular coats. HELP!
Do I prime or not? Any other advice re: typed of paint, brands, etc.?