Latest Discussions : Painting

PlumberDrummer

05:37PM | 10/02/00
Member Since: 10/01/00
14 lifetime posts
I have a wooden, pressure treated fence. As rails are replaced, I treat them with a white primer and then a white outdoor latex paint. Is the latex paint necessary? Because both colors are white, can I not simply leave the primer exposed?

BobF

03:27AM | 10/03/00
Member Since: 10/19/98
223 lifetime posts
Well, you could leave the primer exposed, but you'd be prinmering again next year again. Primers will not protect from the elements - sun, rain, wind, snow, etc.

A primers job is to create a bond between the surface and the paint. The paint does the protecting.



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply choose button

Anonymous

Post new button or Login button
Register