Applying primer to a wall is an important step in the painting process as it helps the paint adhere better and gives a more even finish. Here are the general steps for applying primer to a wall:
Preparation: Move furniture and cover floors and any other surfaces that may be affected by primer splatters. Clean the walls to remove any dirt or dust. Repair any cracks, holes or damages in the wall.
Mixing the primer: If the primer comes in a can, stir it thoroughly with a paint stirrer. If it comes in a bucket, use a paint mixer attachment on a drill to mix it.
Applying the primer: Using a paint roller or paint brush, apply the primer in a W pattern, making sure to overlap each section to avoid streaks. Be sure to use a primer that is suitable for the surface you are painting.
Trim work: Use a paintbrush to prime the baseboards, window and door frames, and any other trim work.
Touch-ups: Once the primer is dry, inspect the walls for any missed spots or drips, and touch them up as needed.
Cleaning: Clean your tools and equipment before the primer dries on it.
Final inspection: Once the primer is dry, inspect the walls again to make sure you’re happy with the final results.
It is important to use the appropriate tools for the job, use primer that is suitable for the surface you are painting and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application and drying time. If you have any doubts, it’s always best to consult with a professional painter.