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I let the customer decide witch brand and product line they feel confortable with.
When I give a estimate I send over a copy of a non profit consumer reporting magazine, and let them decide.
Self-priming paint. Paint manufacturers want you to believe that there paint does not require use of a primer prior to painting bare walls or wood, or walls previously painted with semi-gloss or high gloss finishes. In my opinion that simply isn’t true.
Self-priming paint doesn’t actually contain a primer along with paint in the can. The manufacturer believes it has the ability to act as if the surface was primed due to its enhanced coverage. My experience tells me you’ll probably be disappointed if you think a coat of self-priming paint will cover stains or raw substrates like drywall or wood. There are many instances that you just can’t replace the right primer.
Primers have several purposes:
3 Most Common Primers for Residential use are.
Zinsser 123, Water Base, used on most interior/exterior applications, blocks tough stains, I recommend this for most applications. Dries to touch in 30 min. (Will raise the grain of wood and the fibers of drywall)
B-I-N, Shellac-Base Primer sealer, Great to encapitalize stains and odors, for almost all interior surfaces. This dries amazingly fast in usually 45 min. it doesn’t have time to raise the grain in wood or drywall fibers. Alcohol based which means you need alcohol to clean up with alcohol (has odor and VOC admissions, it’s temperature sensitive, interior use mostly, good for sealing knots on the exterior.
Kilts, Oil Base Primer sealer, powerful stain blocking formula that blocks most heavy interior and exterior stains. Takes longer to dry and is harder to sand. (Block certain stains like smoke and water stains, hardens with time and raises the grain of wood and drywall, it’s very hard to sand)
Why Acrylic Paints
Basic rule, You can apply latex over oil but you can’t apply oil over latex.
100% Acrylic Latex Top Quality Paints: Most water-based paints are built with on “latex” technology, which employs a tough plastic-like material as binder which holds the pigments together in a continuous film once dry. Different types plastic like material used: most latex paints in North America have either 100% acrylic or have vinyl-acrylic(also called PVA).
The higher the sheen level and the quality of paint the better the paint will hold up.
The less sheen and less quality of paint probably won’t last.
What normally happens is the paint will burnish under high use.
Don’t try to save money with cheap paint. It will cost more in the long run.