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Benefits of Priming

Painting is a process that requires patience, attention to detail, and a keen eye. Sometimes that process can seem too drawn out for do-it-yourselfers. Skipping steps is always a temptation to get to the project finished faster. Prepping, priming, and making surface repairs are all important steps in order to get that professional looking paint job you want.

One step that many homeowners tend to skip in order to get the job done fast is priming the walls before painting. This is a critical step that can save you money, make the end product look richer and, believe it or not, can save you time and money in the long run. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of priming for your next paint project.

Better Coverage and Color

During any interior or exterior paint project, owners are looking for the new paint to cover the old paint and do it in a way that allows the new color to appear rich and vibrant. While it may be tempting to just use several coats of the chosen color, primer will do a better job of covering the old color. It will also keep the old color from “bleeding through.” By priming first, the new color will be vibrant and beautiful. In addition, primers are formulated in such a way that the main color will be more adhesive and cover more of the wall smoothly and evenly when a primer is used.

Blocks Stains

Just like a coat of primer can keep a previous paint from bleeding through, it can also completely cover stains that may be left over from water damage, scuff marks, or even smoke stains. This allows painters to start with a clean slate when applying the newly chosen color.

Saves Time and Money

It may be hard for novice painters to believe, but skipping the priming step on a paint project will actually cost you time and money in the long run. Not only is primer formulated to help the paint be adhesive, but it also seals the surface which translates into less paint being needed. This means you may not need multiple coats of your final color, thus saving you time and money!

Keep in mind that primer also thwarts common paint problems like cracking, peeling and blistering. This translates into your color lasting longer without needed touch ups or repainting.

Are you considering a painting project but need guidance? Talk to our crew about what you are looking for and we can give you a free estimate as well as let you sit back and enjoy the end product rather than doing all the work. Call Jerry Enos Painting at 978-546-6843, or visit our website to find out more.


Benefits of Priming

Painting is a multi-step process that can mean hours of prep work including emptying a room of furniture, washing the walls, repairing holes and, of course, priming the walls. Skipping any of these steps can mean a less than quality finished product. At Jerry Enos Painting, we believe in taking painstaking steps to protect each job site whether indoors or out. We treat your home as if it is our own. Part of this commitment to high quality painting is taking the time to  do each step. Priming is one such step that can help create a beautifully finished room.

Benefits of Priming 

  • Richer Color – High quality primer hides previous colors and allows for a clean slate for the paint to be applied. Paint colors will be more vibrant with a primer.
  • Longer Lasting – By using a primer your paint color will stay fresh looking longer.

    Priming ensures better adhesion of paint to the surface, increases paint durability, and provides additional protection for the material being painted.

  • Stain Blocker – Primers are excellent at hiding blemishes and stains on walls and ceilings. Even water stains can be covered easily by primer.

  • Save Money and Time – Primers are designed to seal the surface. With that seal in place, less paint is used to cover the wall. This means both a time and cost savings. For example, a gallon of primer cost less than a gallon of paint. In addition, fewer coats of paint with be needed when a homeowner uses a primer.
  • A Smooth Surface – The use of a primer prevents peeling, cracks, and fading of the paint.