How to apply a latex primer for good paint adhesion to walls

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  June 20, 2022
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Primer latex for what purpose and how do you apply latex primer.

Primer  is actually a primer for absorbent walls.

Compare it with a primer on wood.

How to apply a latex primer

If you do not apply a primer to bare wood, your lacquer layer will not adhere well.

You will then see that the paint is peeling in no time.

And so it is with painting a ceiling or painting a wall.

If you don’t apply a primer there, your latex paint will fall off the ceiling or walls.

You should apply a primer latex on new walls where a layer of stucco has developed or on drywall.

There is a ready-made primer for sale in the regular hardware stores or via the internet.

These ensure good adhesion and prevent deposits and color differences.

Apply the primer latex with a wide roller.

It is best to apply the primer with the widest possible wall paint roller.

This must be at least 30 centimeters or preferably even more.

On a wall, start applying the primer from the bottom up and finish the entire wall.

With very strong absorbent walls it is best to apply 2 layers.

Read carefully on the product what drying time they use and how long you have to wait for a second layer.

If you have a surface that powders a lot or with old walls, it is better to use a primer latex concentrate.

If you make splashes on glass or other surfaces, clean them immediately with warm water.

When the primer is dry, you can start painting or wallpapering the wall or ceiling.

Have any of you ever worked with a primer and had good experiences with it?

Can you mention these experiences under this blog?

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