How early can I paint with primer?


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Old 07-15-14, 10:58 AM
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How early can I paint with primer?

We have a lot of different work lined up in our house and there are a few walls I'd like paint with primer now as they don't look that great.

The final paint color for these walls isn't chosen so we're looking at a few weeks or months until the color is chosen and then they are painted.

Are there any issues with applying primer days/weeks or months in advance? If so, what is the maximum amount of time one should wait between priming and painting?
 
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Old 07-15-14, 11:03 AM
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What's not great about them? If they need work, you should do that first. Additionally, any wall you prime now may get damaged and need repair and re-priming before you get around to painting.
 
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Old 07-15-14, 11:03 AM
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Because so much is dependent on the environment the primer is exposed to it's difficult to give a time limit as too how long it can be left uncoated. I'd go ahead and prime it now. Worst case scenario would mean you'd have to reprime again later .... but not likely.
 
 

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