Owning a painting company that works in Williamsburg, Yorktown, Norfolk ,Virginia and surrounding areas, we have seen many different projects that need different primers.  If you do not pick out the right primer, this can cause it to blister, peel and lack adhesion.  If you have walked in a Sherwin Williams store, you realize there are many primers.  Below is a quick list of scenarios and proper primers you should use.   Remember every project is ALWAYS unique.

orking outside and you just scraped a handrail and you see bare wood.Exterior Oil Based Wood Primerhttp://www.sherwin-williams.com/painting-contractors/products/catalog/exterior-oilbased-wood-primer/
You just removed wallpaper .Alcohol based primer or an interior stain preventing primer: http://www.sherwin-williams.com/home-builders/products/catalog/problock-oil-primer/
I just installed PVC trim on the outside of my homeMulti-purpose primer : Used to be called Adhesion primer:http://www.sherwin-williams.com/home-builders/products/catalog/multipurpose-latex-primer/
I want to paint the concrete foundation around my house or I want to paint my brick fireplace?You want to use a masonry primer called Loxon.http://www.sherwin-williams.com/home-builders/products/catalog/loxon-concrete-masonry-primer/?referringCategory
I just finished putting up drywall. What primer should I use?I would use affordable Drywall Primer:http://www.sherwin-williams.com/home-builders/products/catalog/drywall-primer/?referringCategory=interior-paint-coatings/primers/
Previously Stained Wood or CabinetsWe like using problock oil, which is also the primer you can use after removing wallpaper.
A small water damage area.The easiest way to prime a small area without having to get a brush is to purchase ProBlock Oil in a Spray Can.  You will be done in seconds with no clean up.  A purple can inside Sherwin Williams
Smoke/Fire/ Grease StainsWe use an alcohol based primer. Make sure you have doors and windows open, because it smells. http://www.sherwin-williams.com/painting-contractors/products/catalog/exterior-oilbased-wood-primer/


Professional Advice: Remember the most important part of painting is the prep so take the time to learn what primer is the right one for the job.  If you do not want to tackle the job yourself or you have any questions please feel free to call me at 757-310-2926 or contact meContact Us