New HD ad about paint and primer in one

Old 09-26-10, 02:36 PM
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New HD ad about paint and primer in one

They claim now you can even paint over burgundy wall paint, with less painting, when changing color, by using their combination primer/paint.

What's the secret? Does it have better stainblock ingredients in it? Sort of like if you tinted Kilz or Zinsser? If this really works, why wasn't this thought of years ago? Or was it? - and they are making people believe it is something new? Obviously, since the inception of paint, everybody wants to have to paint in less coats, yet get stickability and coverage.
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I think it's more advertising hype than anything else.
Quality paints almost always cover better than their cheaper counterpart. Unless there is raw substrate, stains that need sealing or potential adhesion issues - there's rarely a need for a primer. One of the reasons most pros tend to buy better coatings is the fact that you can get a better looking job with less coats. When you paint for a living, time is money
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Mark has a more optimistic view of this than I do - if they really put primer in the paint, I think they now have a lower quality product (since primer does not have the wear resistance of paint)

IMO, primer and paint have different jobs and should stay as different products

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