September 17, 2005 11:28 AM Subscribe
How is using a coat of primer before painting different than just using an extra coat of paint?
posted by notbuddha to home & garden (11 answers total)
We just had our fifty-year-old house painted, and, unfortunately, did not get a detailed breakdown of what would be done. They power wahsed the worst of the old paint off, and did a little scraping, but then just put the paint straight on the resulting surface, with no primer. Is this bad?
Everything I could find on google stresses the importance of starting with primer, but I'd like to know how that's different from just using an extra coat of paint.