Why prime before painting?  Mark’s video below gives you 4 reasons you need to do this step when painting:  Watch video below:


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Why Prime Before Painting

What are the four main reasons you should be priming walls before painting?  Let’s take a look:

  1. Removing Wallpaper – when you remove wallpaper, there will always be some sort of wallpaper paste residue.  You can clean the walls super clean, but you should prime the walls with a product called Gardz.   It is great to use to get the walls primed before painting.  Otherwise, you will have bubbling and peeling.  Here is a video link to my YouTube video:  0:42.0 [wallpaper paste priming with Gardz]
  2. Bare Drywall – If you have done a room addition or installed some new bare drywall, let’s say there was a hole in your wall, then that bare drywall will need priming.  Here is a video link to my YouTube video:  1:06.3 [bare drywall priming]
  3. Lighter Color to Darker Color – If you want to change up the color in your room and go from a lighter color to a darker color you will need to prime.  Priming here is necessary to make sure the coverage works.  Quick tip:  tint the primer close to your new wall paint color to get maximum coverage.  here is a video link to my YouTube video:  1:32.3 [going from lighter color to darker color paint]
  4. Grease Stains – if you want to cover up grease stains, priming walls before painting is necessary so that it doesn’t bleed through the paint.  Here is a video link to my YouTube video:  1:43.8 [covering up grease stains, what to use]

Don’t forget, if you need an estimate on getting your walls primed and painted, give me a call. My team and I have been serving the Hinsdale, Oak Brook, LaGrange, Darien, Western Springs, Burr Ridge, Hawthorn Woods, Lake Bluff, and all of Chicago area for 30+ years.

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