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Which primer should I use before painting?

Most interior walls and ceilings do not need priming before painting with Earthborn Claypaint or Lifestyle.

However in some cases, you may need to use one of our proprietary decorating products first. Check your wall is clean, dry and stable, removing any flaky material with a stiff brush. If your wall is particularly powdery to touch, Wall Glaze can be used to stabilise the surface prior to painting. Dry stains such as water stains, pen or nicotine can be treated with Isolating Primer first to prevent stains from bleeding through the paint.

For highly absorbent surfaces such as bare plaster, apply a diluted coat of paint (80% paint diluted with 20% water), followed by 1-2 full coats as per the product instructions.

Interior wood surfaces should be prepared with Earthborn Multi Purpose Primer and lightly sanded prior to painting with Eggshell No.17.

Exterior masonry surfaces will need priming with Silicate Masonry Primer or Bonding Primer before painting with Silicate Masonry Paint. It’s important that you follow the application instructions correctly for this system.