REPAINTING OUTDOOR FURNITURE
Question: Why should I use primer on my project?
Answer: You should use primer on your project because it will give your finish the best possible appearance and durability. Primer will increase the adhesion of the paint you are using and ensure that the true paint color for your project is achieved. In addition, a surface that has been primed is more tolerant of poor surface preparation and uneven surfaces will become smoother for a better topcoat finish.
Primers increase corrosion resistance on bare metal surfaces. Prime bare wood first to avoid uneven penetration into the wood, and an uneven paint finish. Priming first will also improve the amount of coverage you get from each can of paint.
Which color primer should I choose?
Your choice of primer will depend on the color of your project.
- Gray Primer- use if your topcoat color is light to medium- examples: silver, blue, gray, etc.
- Ruddy Brown Primer- use if your topcoat is medium to dark- examples: maroon, brown, etc.
- Black Primer- use if your topcoat is dark or black- examples: black, dark charcoal, etc.
- White Primer- use if your topcoat is white or pastel- examples: yellow, cream, light metallic, etc.