Primer FAQs

Primer FAQs

  • 6.

    Why are there white and gray primers and when should I use each?

    Most primers are a white in color, but some brands also offer a gray option. White primers can be used for most projects and partiality help when transitioning from a bright or dark color to a lighter or neutral color. We suggest using a gray primer when transitioning from a light paint color to a dark color. Gray primers help achieve a rich color in fewer coats of paint.         

    *Our favorite gray colored primer is Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Gray.

  • 7.

    Why do you need to use a primer?

    Primers are problem solvers. They aid in dramatic color changes, hiding stains, blocking unfriendly odors, increasing paint adhesion to slick surfaces, sealing porous surfaces and locking down peeling paint or torn drywall. Paint alone cannot fix these types of issues.