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guitar man

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What Primer
« on: May 26, 2012, 11:09:11 PM »

Hi all,   Simple question what colour primer would be best for a white gloss finish
Thanks in advance for any help

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Re: What Primer
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2012, 11:19:00 PM »

Grey or white primer doesnt really matter



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Re: What Primer
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2012, 11:25:59 PM »

Whilst it really doesn't matter, my preference would be for the lightest shade of grey, for contrast when applying the white finishing coat.
Talking painting in general, even a pink primer would suit (contrast) for white top/finish coat.
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Re: What Primer
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2012, 11:38:52 PM »

WOA stop right there as a Professional painter I certainly would NOT advocate the use of a pink primer under a white gloss simply because Pink contains RED and RED is a well know bleeder.This could well cause the gloss White paint to take on a pinkish hue.

Yes I know there is Pink primer BUT this is used on woodwork usually and is overcoated with 2 coats of grey to seal it.Yes also there is a red primer available and this can be very useful when red gloss is being used.

I have seen this time after time when Diy car bods repair their cars and also I have seen it on model boats where red oxide primer is used to paint a hull and white then goes over it resulting in a pinkish white.
Make your own minds up but this is Gospel it WILL happen,sorry if I have come over as bombastic but i do know what I am talking about


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Re: What Primer
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2012, 12:15:35 AM »

WOA stop right there as a Professional painter I certainly would NOT advocate the use of a pink primer under a white gloss simply because Pink contains RED and RED is a well know bleeder.This could well cause the gloss White paint to take on a pinkish hue.

Yes I know there is Pink primer BUT this is used on woodwork usually and is overcoated with 2 coats of grey to seal it.Yes also there is a red primer available and this can be very useful when red gloss is being used.

I have seen this time after time when Diy car bods repair their cars and also I have seen it on model boats where red oxide primer is used to paint a hull and white then goes over it resulting in a pinkish white.
Make your own minds up but this is Gospel it WILL happen,sorry if I have come over as bombastic but i do know what I am talking about


Dave
Sounds just like my Grandparents old house,the 2nd floor landing had been painted in a lovely colour of somesort of red, They bought it in 1947 (Built 1910) when I left it in 1999 the red was still coming through despite heaven knows how many layers of white had been put on in all that time , and I painted it at least 3 times %%

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Re: What Primer
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2012, 01:30:30 AM »

WOA stop right there as a Professional painter I certainly would NOT advocate the use of a pink primer under a white gloss simply because Pink contains RED and RED is a well know bleeder.This could well cause the gloss White paint to take on a pinkish hue.

Yes I know there is Pink primer BUT this is used on woodwork usually and is overcoated with 2 coats of grey to seal it.Yes also there is a red primer available and this can be very useful when red gloss is being used.

I have seen this time after time when Diy car bods repair their cars and also I have seen it on model boats where red oxide primer is used to paint a hull and white then goes over it resulting in a pinkish white.
Make your own minds up but this is Gospel it WILL happen,sorry if I have come over as bombastic but i do know what I am talking about


Dave

Point taken.  :-)) :-))  O0 O0
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