Are the new paint with primer paints really worth the cost and effort? I need to paint my laundry room this summer and it hasn’t been painted in 10 years (where does the time go?). Is there a paint product you would recommend? Thanks!!
As the primer/paint product is fairly new, I can’t give you results based on a great deal of experience. However, we have used the product a few times, and so far, it seems to work well.
Basically, when a primer is used, it seals the surface and provides a bonding for the finish coat of paint. A primer looks like paint and is applied the same ways as paint. Anytime you are painting bare wood, it should always be primed before painting. If you don’t, the paint will not last as long and will begin to fail before it should.
In addition, if there are water stains on the wood or on a wall surface, such as drywall or plaster, there is only one way to cover up the stain, and that is with a primer. To try and just use paint on a stain will usually not work as the stain will come right back.
If you are painting the walls of your home with a noticeable difference in color between the new and the old, it is sometimes easier to first prime all of the walls and then paint them. You may still need to use two coats of paint to completely cover the color change; however, that’s no more work than doing a coat of primer followed by a coat of paint.
Therefore, the idea of having a primer and paint all in one is a good one. I wouldn’t be surprised if other paint manufacturers soon come out with their own product.