Undercoat Paint: Why Is It Necessary

Undercoat paint: Why is it necessary

Why do home painting professionals recommend using undercoat paint prior to applying the topcoat? What’re the benefits of applying undercoat paint? We’ll be discussing the answers to these questions here –

1) Undercoat paint ensures proper adhesion of top coats

Proper adhesion plays an important role in ensuring the longevity of the paint. Without proper adhesion to the wall surface, the new paint starts flaking within a couple of month’s time. Whether you want to apply the new paint over a glossy or a rough surface, using a bonding primer will help you create an outer layer that the new paint can stick to.

At Berger Paints Nepal, we provide undercoat paints that are designed to provide a high sheen and lasting finish to new paints. Explore some of the best paint for walls at https://www.bergernepal.com/product/undercoats.

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2) Undercoat paint seals pores in unfinished surfaces

Unfinished surfaces such as bare wood and concrete have numerous small-sized pores which absorb paint. To understand the problem better, you can take a piece of unfinished wood and apply a coat of paint over it, you’ll notice that the paint starts thinning as it is absorbed in the pores. In other words, you’ll have to apply multiple coats of paint on unfinished wall surfaces which significantly increases your paint expenses.

To steer clear of this issue, it’s important to paint such unfinished surfaces with a high-quality primer. Apply two coats of primer and allow 1 day of drying time for each coat. This way, you’ll just have to apply 1 or 2 coats of paint.

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3) Undercoat paint ensures a uniform finish

When applying paint coats directly over wall surfaces, you don’t always achieve a uniform finish. This is because many wooden and concrete walls have dark or light-colored patching on them, especially when they are recently repaired.

Similarly, you may not achieve a consistent finish if the walls have stains such as crayon marks and greasy spots on them. Applying undercoat paint helps you create a blank slate which, in turn, ensures a consistent paint color finish.

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4) Undercoat paint ensures the correct color of the topcoat

When you are making a major color switch, you can’t achieve the correct color of the new topcoat if you paint it over the existing one. Because the result you will get will be the combination of the existing and new colors.

For example, if you are painting a light shade directly over a dark one, the new topcoat will develop a dark tinge. It is often advised to first bring the existing wall colors to a neutral white using a primer and then proceeding with the new topcoat.

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Ensure a rich finish & longevity of new paints with high-quality undercoat paints

You sure are buying the best paints for walls? But will they last long and maintain their original look? To be sure, choose the best undercoat paints. Explore our collection at https://www.bergernepal.com/product/undercoats.

Seal-O-Primer is one of the most functional and versatile undercoat paints in our collection. Designed for exterior and interior, the primer forms an undercoat that seals the porosity of the wall surface. This lowers paint absorption and provides rich coverage of the top coat. Learn more about Seal-O-Primer at https://www.bergernepal.com/product-detail/seal-o-primer.

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