Does a sanded down door need priming?

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  1. ZACCCC

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    I've sanded down an internal door and in a few places it's gone down to the bare wood. Do I need to prime these patches of bare wood before painting the door or can I just put on two or three coats of the water-based Dulux QuickDry Satinwood pure brilliant white which I'm using, and which the tin says is self-undercoating?

    If I do need to prime the bare wood bits is it better to use a water-based primer or a solvent-based one?

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    Prime the patches, give that a very light sand, then prime the whole door if you have broken through in several places less chance of it showing through then.
    Water based is fine.
     
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    Thanks for your advice. I already have a tin of solvent-based primer. I assume this will be ok to use(?)
     
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    Should be fine.(y)
     
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    Thanks again.
     
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