3 Reasons Not to Use a Water Based Primer on Joint Compound 3 Reasons Not to Use a Water Based Primer on Joint Compound

The use of joint compound can have a number of different benefits, when it comes to do it yourself projects. However, this means knowing how to finish it properly, which requires the use of an effective primer. Understanding the reasons why a water based primer should not be used will help you to achieve the best result.

1 – Warped Wood

Wood will often be used alongside joint compound as part of the do it yourself project being completed. When this is the case, you may find that use of a water based primer to finish the surface can cause the wood to warp.  

2 – Change Texture

In a normal course of action, water is the substance used to change the texture of joint compound when you want to adjust the look. Rather than finishing the texture of the wall as you want it, you may find that the water based primer gives the surface an unwanted texture.

3 – Less Protection  

The protection offered by a water based primer will often be less than that for other types, such as that of an oil based primer.

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