Benjamin Moore Aura on Trim?

Old 06-20-08, 07:30 AM
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Benjamin Moore Aura on Trim?

This is my first ever painting project. I started with my living room. Painted the Ceiling w/ Benjamin Moore Regal and walls w/ BM Aura. Now it is time for the trim.

My trim is stained I guess. As I understand, in order to paint it I need to first prime it. Now if painted it with Aura, and as BM claims it is self-priming, do I still have to prime trim?

I want to do a quality job. So if priming is required in either(regal vs aura) case, then I will go with Regal(cheaper). If no priming required w/ Aura then I will go with it to save time.

Thanks a lot.
Old 06-21-08, 03:32 AM
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Yes you need to prime. It can be difficult for paint to adhere to varnish/poly. You need to use a solvent based primer after scuff sanding the woodwork. I'm not overly familiar with BM products but I'm sure they can suggest the correct primer - it may be their brand or maybe a zinnser primer, oil base kilz will also work although it is the bare minimum.

Self priming basically usually means you can skip the primer on small areas although I understand that aura is totally different and is recomended for use over bare drywall

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