Latex Exterior Primers OK?

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  1. May 17, 2012 #1

    D725A

    D725A

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    Stripping the outside of the front foyer hopefully down to bare wood. Contractor strongly prefers oil primer. Home Depot sells a combo primer paint that they swear by. Anyone have experience with this. I've heard that the negative on oil primer is that eventually it cracks. I'd prefer to not use oil, but I'll go with it if the latex won't do. Any thoughts?
     
  2. May 18, 2012 #2

    asbestos

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    there are a lot of good waterbased primers. Kills, zinnser, BM fresh start, XIM
     
  3. May 18, 2012 #3

    nealtw

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    Painting anything oil base is a pain, I suspect your contractor has found what works best for him. Less call backs would be a good reason.
     

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