Even experienced installers sometimes neglect or do not pay enough attention to the application of the primer coat, which is the first and most important step in achieving the perfect floor covering job.
Professionals realize that the key to a good flooring job is not to buy the most expensive paint on the market. They know that simply applying two coats of paint, rather than one coat of primer and two coats of paint, will give a better and longer-lasting floor covering. Therefore, the application of primer and two coats of paint is the preferred painting/coating system.
The reason for this is very simple. Primer and paint are produced from resins with similar properties. A rich and beautiful color is obtained by formulating the paint with pigments used as colorants. Concrete has a porous and absorbent structure. Therefore, it absorbs into the resin of the paint applied on it. The film formed on the concrete floor, which permeates the liquid like a filter but leaves the pigment on the surface, consists of low resin/high pigment. This movie is also weak and powerless. Therefore, in order to eliminate the absorption of the resin of the paint by the concrete, the application of the primer that fills the pores of the concrete surface and the application of the paint layer after curing gives the most successful result.
Other benefits of priming before painting:
Good surface preparation and primer application will save you time and money.
Primers are formulated to close the pores on the surface and when the surface is closed, you will use less paint as the absorbency will decrease. A primed surface will always yield successful results in order to obtain an equal film thickness and a homogeneous-looking surface.
Priming enhances paint colors.
With the primer application, the paint colors will be more vivid and beautiful. At the same time, paint coverage will also increase.
You can paint everything if you prime it first.
Primers make your paint job last longer. Floor and paint are two different materials. Ensuring the compatibility of these two products can be achieved by choosing a suitable primer.
Primers increase the adhesion of the paint to the surface, as they perform a correct surface preparation. It prevents common paint problems such as cracking, peeling and blistering, and your paint retains its original color longer so you need to paint less often.