The primer you apply to your moldings must be sandable. Not all of them are.
But this Sherwin Williams primer is sandable. It leaves a perfectly powdery coat when dry that is easily sandable to a smooth finish.
I’ve used this primer for many years, and recommend it when installing new bare wood moldings, pre-primed moldings or MDF board.
It is the only primer we are using during Our Molding Makeover.
- Unit Price $30.74, 1 gallon
- Vendor Sherwin Williams paint store
Do I Have to Prime Pre-Primed Moldings?
If you want the best finish possible, that is.
Unifying Coat of Primer
Every single molding pattern — even if it’s made up entirely of pre-primed moldings — here on The Joy of Moldings has been primed after they were installed.
This is what I call the unifying coat of primer.
I do this to cover all of the spackling in the nail holes and gaps that have been filled. Otherwise that spackling will show through the finish coat of paint as a rough spot.
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