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Do I need to prime before painting furniture?

Do I need to prime before painting furniture?

If you ask ten furniture painters, 'Do I need to prime before painting furniture?' you are likely to get a range of answers! There are always times when you NEED to prime but you'll find that some furniture artists will prime every piece and some will very rarely do it. 
There are cases when you do NEED to prime and one of those is when you need to block stains. Wise Owl Primer is Stain Eliminating and can be used to block tannins. 
But do you need to prime before painting furniture if you don't need to block stains?
Here are some great reasons to prime!
Primer will
• smooth and refine your surface
• cover minor imperfections
• help achieve a more even finish, especially over bare wood
• give better coverage making your paint go further
• assist with adhesion helping the longevity of your finish
• will block any tannins coming through from the wood
Wise Owl Primer come in 4 colours:
•Clear • White • Grey • Dark Grey •
Use one coat for a smooth surface or 2 coats for stain blocking.
• Brush • Roll • Spray •
Brent Haynes and Originaliti Jenny Ross
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