Using oil based primer does the paint need to be non primer paint ?

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Old 06-27-16, 10:06 PM
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Using oil based primer does the paint need to be non primer paint ?

Hello I was having some dark spots on the walls and was told by the kind folks that a oil based solvent primer should work but what about the paint ? Does the paint need to be non primer paint and will any type of paint work like satin or latex and so on ? Thanks

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Old 06-28-16, 05:18 AM
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You can apply most any type of paint over oil base primer once the primer has dried. As stated previously the primer in the paint coatings are mostly a marketing ploy ..... but either type will work.

The shinier the finish paint is the harder it is to make touch up disappear so if 1-2 coats of finish paint doesn't blend then you'd need to repaint the wall.
 
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You should be fine but I've never used an all-in-one paint and I would be concerned about the quality of the paint itself.
 
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In general, repaints don't require a primer. Since most paint marketing directed at homeowners is for repaints, I suspect the only difference in the primer in the paint and their previous paint only coating is the addition to primer on the label. A separate dedicated primer is always best when a primer is needed.
 
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Getting a little off topic but I've always thought of primer and paint as having different jobs. If you put both products into the same can, how can each not be inhibited from doing that job? Just my thought process, no evidence or experimentation.
 
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Since I'm not a chemist and don't work for a paint manufacture I can't say for sure but I doubt the paint has any primer mixed into it. SWP used to sell [maybe still does] and exterior oil base siding paint that said on the label it was ok to forgo minor spot priming and it did ok under those circumstances. With latex paint you can often get by with spot priming minor repairs with the finish paint.
 
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I recently bought a can of exterior siding and trim paint (says paint + primer on the label) and when you read the directions on the label, it says, "for the best, longest lasting results, apply a primer first".

Isn't that dumb? LOL!
 
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It's getting to the point one must be very careful reading the instructions.

I recently bought a GE cloth washer. It was NOT a high efficiency model. However, the owners manual that comes with it says it is. I was perplexed...until I realized the manual was an "all in one" manual, meaning it listed like 8 different model numbers on the cover. So some models are HE, some are not. The instructions were really confusing...like "IF YOU HAVE THIS BUTTON then you do this, if you don't have this button then you may have another button..." and "you must use HE laundry detergent with this washer*..." and somewhere else * says for HE machines only.
 
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