I don’t have a lot of time, and I want to paint a room in my house. Can I use that all-in-one paint/primer?
The answer is yes you can. But here’s the thing all-in-one primer and paint no such thing there is no primer in all-in-one primer and paint. That’s just really a marketing thing that they do. Because they know that people don’t really necessarily like to prime and then to paint. And if you can do it all in one it sounds very attractive. So keep that in mind.
What is it about all-in-one paint and primer that makes it different than just regular paint? Well it’s a few things it’s marketing like I said before and then the second thing is it’s thicker paint. It has a higher build-up. It’s able to hide more but it doesn’t do the same thing that primer does.
I’m a big advocate of the tub using primer and then paint. Because primer hides things it gives you a consistent look before you put on that topcoat. It hides things like flashing water spots and it adds to the longevity of the paint that you put on top of the primer and it gives it what’s called a real depth of color. The final thought I want to leave you with this question is there is no primer in self-priming paint.