Saturday, March 19, 2011

To Prime, or Not to Prime? That is the Question!

Ok, so I admit. That was a little dramatic...ok, a lot dramatic!  If you have ever painted a piece of furniture, I'm sure you have asked yourself this very same question.  I would love to know your answer!  I'm kinda a not to prime kinda gal.  However, with all the pieces I currently am working on, I think I'm turning into a prime kinda gal!

And all of this brings on a whole new question...What  kinda of primer do you prefer? There are many to choose from....and from experience, I am not a Zinzer gal. In fact, I really haven't found one I do like. I'm thinking of trying the Benjamine Moore Super Primer.  Have any of you tried this primer?

Enlighten me! PLEASE! 
Let me know your thoughts!
Christie

8 comments:

  1. I prime because my husband tells me I should. He's been painting furniture longer than I have so I just do what he says, otherwise I would have no idea why or when to prime. He uses Kilz so I use Kilz BUT I have been seeing more blog talk about Zinsser. Sorry, I know my comment is 0% helpful.

    Love your new table by the way!

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  2. I've painted enough to look at the piece and know if it needs primer so this may not be helpful but I'll try :). Generally if it needs lots of holes or crackes filled, I prime after I fill them. Or it's a very dark stain or paint, I'll prime that too because I paint almost everything white. I ALWAYS use Kilz oil-based primer. Covers anything, stinks like all get-out..and totally worth it.

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