Begin your home painting project with a high-quality primer paint. Primer is a preliminary coating you apply to a surface before painting. It provides a smooth, uniform surface that paint can lock onto. It can also help hide surface stains. Primers are great for when you're changing your wall colour from dark to light.
Interior primer paint comes in a variety of types, including latex, acrylic and oil-based. Determine which type is best for the surface you are painting. Latex primers dry quickly, have a lower VOC content and suit a variety of surfaces. Due to the low level of toxic emissions, latex primer is great for indoor use. Oil-based primers take longer to dry but are long-lasting, durable and provide a better prepared surface. They are also great for preventing tannin bleeding and other stains when painting wood. With the proper base, your walls will look fresh and fabulous.