Already primed that the way to go?

fiddledddNovember 14, 2010

We need to buy doors and trim for an entire 1800 sq. ft. home. When I found out we could buy pre-primed doors, my ears perked up thinking how much time that would save me in painting. My husband paints the walls, and I do the trim. :-)

I want a really professional look, so when I paint I always sand the door first and then lightly sand after each coat. I find that it makes a difference. I wonder if I'll get as good of a result with the pre-primed door.

Would you recommend using pre-primed woodwork? Thanks so much! I'm also going to post this in the paint forum....wasn't quite sure where to post this question.

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Using preprimed wood/metal can be time saving initially. The long term savings are much more debateable. There will be grease/dirt/etc. on the primer. Much of that will be difficult to see and only cause a problem after painting. Fisheye/bubbles/etc will show up.

Outside doors that are preprimered are not usually done with a good enough primer to last more than a couple years.

I have used preprimered trim when a customer provided it, but insisted on cleaning it all with thinner/alcohol(depending on the finish being used) to avoid or at least reduce theb possible problems.

That meant there was little time saved.

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