Primers are an integral step in the preparation of your surface for painting. When beginning your commercial painting project, Denver business owners often times seek to achieve the lowest cost overall. Depending on the project, your options might be slightly higher in price – but will endure for much longer, saving you money overall. When deciding on primer, it is important to understand that there are many different types – a professional can suggest the right materials for your project.

Wood Primer
Wood tends to absorb liquids more so than other types of base material. Creating a barrier between the wood and the paint is crucial, and letting the primer dry completely in between coats is also necessary. If using an oil-based primer on raw wood, it can take a full day for it to completely dry and before the paint can be applied. There are some other options like fast-drying oil/latex mixtures that have a quicker turnaround time, and still get the job done.

Stain Blocking Primer
To prevent the visibility of past damage, stain-blocking primers can be used to cover up major marks. For instances of water or fire damage, this type of primer will ensure coverage – even when painting over dark areas. This is your best option for major marks on the walls, grease stains, or smoke damage.

Concrete or Masonry Primer
Paint can sometimes have issues if applied directly to concrete or brick – the levels of pH can cause issues and actually create mineral deposits, which are unsightly and eventually break down the material. Masonry primers can alleviate this issue – they are designed to have a resistance to this formation.

Contact the experts at Brushstrokes Painting to understand the materials involved in your project. We work with our clients to ensure the job is done correctly from start to finish. Call us today for an estimate 720-398-9689.