Last Updated on December 28, 2015 by Kristi Linauer
Are you tired of me going on and on about my love for oil-based paint? Well, if you’re still undecided, I’m about to drop some knowledge on you that will change your mind forever.
Okay, this isn’t really about oil-based paint. It’s about oil-based primer. Are you ready to meet your new best friend?
Now one of the biggest complaints I hear about oil-based paints is that they stink to high heaven. That’s not really true so much anymore about oil-based paints (yes, they stink a bit, but not nearly as bad as they used to). But yes, oil-based primers are incredibly stinky.
Have I made you want to rush right out and buy some oil-based primer yet?! Of course not, because I haven’t gotten to the good part yet!
Are you ready for the really amazing part? The part that will sell you on this product? The part that will make you want to kick yourself for not giving oil-based primer a chance in the past…especially if you’ve ever taken on huge monumental tasks such as painting kitchen cabinets? Here it is…two little words…
It’s true. With oil-based primer, you don’t have to sand first. No hours lost using your palm sander to give the cabinet doors some “tooth”. No extra money spent on sandpaper discs for your palm sander. No having to drag all of the doors outside to sand so that you don’t cover every surface in your home with a thin layer of dust.
And if you’re still set on using latex paint, you can use that right over the oil-based primer. (Never use latex paint over oil-based paint, but it’s fine to use it over oil-based primer.)
Ahhhh…have I got your attention now?
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