Interior-formula, oil-based primer takes approximately one to four hours of drying time before applying paint. Exterior-formula, oil-based primer requires up to 48 hours of drying time before painting. A latex bonding primer, which is formulated for paneling, tile, glass or metal, needs 48 hours of drying time to cure completely.Continue Reading
The drying time for a primer varies depending on the manufacturer, room temperature, interior or exterior application and the type of primer. Check the manufacturer's product specifications, which are typically printed on the label, for exact drying times.
The use of primer before painting improves the paint's ability to adhere to the surface. It results in an even paint finish that remains attractive and durable.Learn more about Home Maintenance
Some tips for spray painting on plastic surfaces include cleaning the plastic thoroughly, abrading the plastic and applying primer before painting. Also, spray paint from an appropriate distance, apply the paint evenly, and paint on a test surface before doing the actual job.Full Answer >
Tips for painting an old kitchen countertop include cleaning it thoroughly, sanding it, filling any cracks, and applying primer before painting. Use acrylic enamel paint or epoxy or water-based latex paints, apply the paint using rollers, and apply a sealer if a water-based paint is used. Avoid painting on mineral and granite countertops.Full Answer >
Tips for painting veneer furniture include preparing the surface by sanding, applying a primer and painting with the top coat. If the veneer is in poor shape and applied over solid wood, remove the layer, and proceed with painting. Avoid confusing veneer, which has a thin layer of real hardwood over the surface, with laminate, which has a thin paper or plastic material with a printed wood grain pattern glued to the surface.Full Answer >
Some tips to paint shutters include removing the shutters from their location, sanding and cleaning them, and applying primer before painting. Choose the paint type and color depending on the shutter material and location. In addition, paint the slats first using light coats, work from the shutter's top to its bottom using a brush or a sprayer, and apply two coats of paint.Full Answer >