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  • Does wood work need primer and undercoat before using gloss paint on wood?

    Painters & Decorators

    I have woodwork shelving fixtures in my room that I want to repaint. I have been told that I should use primer followed by an undercoat before applying the gloss pain.
    Are both coats required before the gloss paint or just one of these or could I even just use the gloss paint straight away?
    I want the best results, but I don’t know what the overall benefit is to using both coats before the gloss paint anyway.

    Asked by Joyce on 27th Aug 2019
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    J m roberts

    "Yes, you need to prime first then undercoat and gloss.
    If the wood you or painting is shiny I would use a zinner primer first.

    Answered on 2nd Sep 2019 - Member since Mar 2019 - report

    "If bare wood it will need primer,l use primer undercoat
    Available from Screwfix or Toolstation.
    The one l use is Leyland trade under £15 for a big tin,very good if you use Leyland trade satinwood paint that is self undercoating might need 2 coats if bare wood
    Hope that helps

    Answered on 2nd Sep 2019 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    T&CDK Services Ltd

    "You only need to use undercoat and then apply finish paint."

    Answered on 2nd Sep 2019 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
    Colin baker

    "Hi Joyce, just a good quality undercoat and gloss is fine."

    Answered on 2nd Sep 2019 - Member since Jan 2017 - report
    Painter and decorator

    "No you don't need primer on previously painted wood unless there are bare areas,just undercoat and gloss"

    Answered on 2nd Sep 2019 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    D'decor Ltd

    "No, you don't need primer unless its bare wood. Just rub it down undercoat it and gloss."

    Answered on 15th Sep 2019 - Member since Aug 2019 - report

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