Primer vs gloss paint durability

Do primer and gloss paint vary in durability?

Asked by June on 7th Nov 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"Yes you need to make sure you start with a good primer I recommend acrylic water based primer, then two undercoats of recommended dulux I would go oil based with this and then again 2 top coats of oil based gloss"
Answered on 7th Nov 2022 - Member since Oct 2022 - report
"Primer is the 1st coat on bare wood or metal. Gloss is the finish coat so that can’t really be compared. Gloss as a finish coat is quite durable but tends to yellow after a while, satinwood would be my preferred finish"
Answered on 7th Nov 2022 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
"Primer you wouldn't class as durable as it is the base coat, satin eggshell and gloss are durable but if I was going for one it would be satin I find that is the most durable."
Answered on 8th Nov 2022 - Member since Sep 2022 - report
"primer its for first cott,and gloss paint its for finish one"
Answered on 29th Nov 2022 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
Primer is a base coat and is not durable enough to be used as a finish coat. You would use primer on a new unfinished surface. Gloss is a finish/final coat."
Answered on 7th Nov 2022 - Member since Nov 2022 - report
"Does primer make paint more durable?
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How does primer make my paint job more durable and long-lasting? ​ Primer helps the paint or topcoat stick to the surface better and prevent problems like peeling and cracking – ensuring the topcoat lasts longer on the surface."
Answered on 7th Nov 2022 - Member since Oct 2022 - report
"Primer paint have other specification , but no durability."
Answered on 8th Nov 2022 - Member since Jul 2022 - report
"Well I like gloss but they have been replacing it with the water base.
Primer is what you use to prepare the areas for use the finishing painting like gloss or other tips of paint"
Answered on 11th Nov 2022 - Member since Jul 2022 - report
"Primer is the base coat that adheres to bare wood and also creates a base for better adhesionof the gloss"
Answered on 16th Jan 2023 - Member since Jun 2019 - report
"Primer is for bare wood so u wouldn't use gloss in place of primer mate
Gloss is for the finishing coat
Thanks hope that helps
Goto decorators"
Answered on 19th Dec 2022 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
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