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Why it’s important to use the correct primer

Sometimes, no matter how many layers you apply to a surface, you won’t achieve the perfect result you want.

In most cases, the reason behind the problem is that you didn’t prepare the base layer, and you applied the primer wrong or not at all. Not using a primer may cause peeling, cracks, bubbles, and discolorations on the surface.

Primers are essentially sublayers that make sure you have a uniform final shading, can insulate, waterproof, and get inside the pores of the surface you’re about to paint. By applying the correct primer before painting you achieve better paint adhesion and avoid future problems that might occur.

It’s important that primers are applied to dry, stable, and not oily surfaces, and you mustn’t thin them more than what the packaging indicates.
Taking all of the above into consideration, we suggest a series of high-tech primers from Crown: GRIP EXTREME PRIMER, QUICK DRY PRIMER / UNDERCOAT, UNDERCOAT & WOOD PRIMER, and UNDERCOAT.

A primer that dries quickly, aids adhesion, and is suggested both for interior and exterior use. It also protects against stains from substances like nicotine and tannins. It’s perfect for use on hard-to-paint base layers like glass, ceramic tiles, melamine, painted surfaces, as well as most woods and non-iron metals.

A quick-drying water-based primer for use on almost all surfaces, as long as they’re adequately prepared.

White matte acrylic primer and undercoat, the Wood Primer & Undercoat is perfect for wood surfaces. It aids the final layer achieve a smooth and uniform finish.

A high-performance exclusive product with thinner for interior and exterior use on new surfaces or already painted woods and metals that creates a smooth and continuous surface before the application of satin/glossy finishing products.

For more information and application instructions, see the Technical Sheet of each product.