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Watch more Painting & Wallpaper videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/353-Painting-and-Wallpaper Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Learn how to prime walls for painting so the color will go on smoothly, without any show-through. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Decide if your walls need priming Assess your walls. Patched, sanded, stained, bare wood, and darker-color painted need priming. Primer also works well if you are applying latex paint over an oil-based coat. Pain Tip When priming your walls, keep a window or door open so fumes can escape. Step 2: Choose primer Choose between latex and oil-based primer. Latex primer is an inexpensive, all-purpose choice. Choose an oil-based primer if you have a dark stain and are opting for lighter paint color. Step 3: Shade primer Bring your paint-color sample when purchasing primer. Primers are white, but tinted ones are available to match your top coat. Step 4: Apply primer Lay down the dropcloths, and apply the primer with a brush, a roller, or paint sprayer. Tip If you don't want to prime your entire wall, spot prime to cover trouble areas. Step 5: Let primer dry Let the primer dry for 24 hours. Dry time will depend on the type of primer used, if the walls are porous or sealed, and if the room is hot or humid. Step 6: Paint Follow up with a great paint job. Did You Know? Latex paint is actually water-based, with the paint itself forming miniscule droplets in the water.
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