What To Do Before You Prime An Exterior Wall?


How To Prime Your Walls The very first thing you’ll need to do before applying primer is ensuring the wall is as smooth as it can be. This means removing any nails or other protrusions, and filling uneven spots, cracks, and holes with putty. Then sand your repairs down so that it’s even with the rest of the wall.

Drywall priming before texture

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to primer before painting exterior?

It's important to prime bare exterior wood prior to painting because it seals the grain, prevents bleed-through and improves paint adhesion. It's just as important to prime other materials, such as stucco, metal and concrete, for similar reasons. It seems like extra work, but it can save you time and paint.

What should I prime my walls with before painting?

Water-based latex primer and oil-based primer are both suitable for priming interior walls. Latex primer is considered an all-purpose primer and is easy to clean up with water. Oil-based primer also has versatility and is the preferred choice for blocking stains, wood tannin and for covering porous wood surfaces.

How do you prepare walls before priming?

Washing your walls and trim will remove grime, cobwebs, dust and stains that can prevent your paint from adhering. Use a mixture of lukewarm water and mild soap, gently rubbing in a circular motion. Rinse your walls using a slightly damp cellulose sponge.

How to prepare before painting exterior areas of Dulux?

Areas that are cracking should be filled with exterior grade filler and sanded before painting. For metal surfaces remove any rust by wire brushing or sanding the surface and use Dulux All Metal Primer before top coat.

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