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plang

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128 days ago

Is paint with primer added really worth the extra money? I’m not as concerned about the number of coats it takes to cover, as I am durability. I am comparing Behr paint with and without the primer. Thanks.


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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 128 days ago

I don’t think so. If needed I would prime anyway. That said, one of the box store guys told me (when I asked for the paint without the primer) that it was the same stuff; they did some tests that indicated they could call it paint/primer (believe it if you want). But It looks to me that the regular paint is being completely replaced by the stuff with the primer, so you may have a choice; at least in the box stores. I remember some of the companies trying this back in the 70’s, and it went away pretty quick….we can only hope that will happen again.

-- I long for the days when Coke was a cola, and a joint was a bad place to be (Merle Haggard)

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thetinman

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#2 posted 128 days ago

No it is not worth the money. It is, stating what a Valspar rep told me, just thinner than the regular paint. That lets it soak into the wood better rather than lay on top like the pudding paints. If you think it should be primed then prime with primer.

-- Life is what happens to you while you are planning better things -Mark Twain

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Purrmaster

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#3 posted 128 days ago

To be clear: I haven’t used the “paint with primer” products. They don’t make a lot of sense to me. Primer and top coat paint are different creatures. In my (admittedly limited) painting experience, an object that has been primed first holds up better than an object with the top coat of paint alone.

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