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Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by Jacko74, 13 Oct 2009.

  1. Jacko74

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    ... I dont use primer??

    The threshold to my built-in wardobe has paint missing where it looks like the previous home-owner has sanded the threshold to accomodate a dropping door, as opposed to just re-hanging the door.
    I've now re-hung the door and I'm wondering how to fix the bare patch of missing paint.
    After doing a bit of research it appears I should prime the bare wood before applying the satinwood.

    But what exactly would happen if I didn't use the primer first? just went ahead and slapped a couple of coats of dulux trade satinwood on instead??
     
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    Nothing really, as it's self-undercoating.
     
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    that much I know, but then what would be the benefit of priming???

    If I dont, is it going to bubble/ discolour/ flake off???
     
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    ah c'mon!!! all you experts and no-one can help!! ;)
     
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    Always prime bare wood... Unless its somewhere you dont see (like an old wardrobe!) or youre about to sell your house ;)
     
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    Thanks LJ...... but.... :confused: Still no answer as to what happens if I dont??!
     
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    If you paint gloss , satin, eggshell etc. straight onto bare wood it may peel off , primer is 'designed' to provide a stable base for topcoats (inc undercoat) it has properties that seal the grain & pores of the wood , topcoats need this otherwise the wood will simply absorb the solvents in the paint - drying the paint to quickly and affecting the quality/durability of finished surface...
    ..ahem:cool:
     
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    Cheers, much appreciated.

    Area not going to be seen.... check.
    :LOL: Straight on with the satinwood then :LOL:
     
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