Best primer for painting wood & walls: a complete buying guide

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  June 16, 2022
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I sell Koopmans primer in my paint shop

Purchasing primer is a must. After all, you don’t want to see your freshly painted work coming loose, bulging or even peeling.

With primer you ensure an ultimate bond between the paint layer and the substrate.

Best primer paint

With wood you can usually use a regular primer. Are you going to paint surfaces other than wood, like walls? It is always advisable to read the packaging of the primer you are using.
This way you are assured of a good bond. In some cases, for example, it is better to buy a (multi-) primer instead of undercoat.

Primer colors

Primer is available in different colors. Most common colors are White, Gray and Black. When you start painting, it is best to buy a primer that is closest to the paint color of the finish. If you are going to finish with a light color, you also use a light color primer and vice versa.

Inexpensive primer

If you want to buy cheap primer, you can certainly go to Action. The Action has different types of affordable paint for sale. Personally, I buy Koopmans paint because this is a (primer) paint with an excellent price/quality ratio. If you really want to go for quality, Sigma & Sikkens are excellent alternatives. You pay quite a bit more for a bit more quality.

Primer offers

Buying primer on sale can save you quite a bit of money. You can choose to search online all hardware store brochures such as Hornbach, Gamma, Praxis and the Kwantum. Personally, I like to buy (primer) offers. Because you as a seller can offer products on, the competition is high and therefore the price is low. In addition, you enjoy fast delivery and free shipping costs!

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