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BEHR Paint & Primer in One or Self-Priming paint is by far the poorest quality paint on the market.

First of all, you don't mix primer and paint together. The pigments in primer and paint are for two different applications. Primer is a sealant and generally has a high pigment content or Pigment Volume Concentration (PVC) and is use for undercoating.

Paint is for top coating. Paint consist of three chemicals; the pigment, binder and thinner. These three chemicals must be blended in the correct proportions. Mixing primer and paint together alter the balance of these chemicals. The incompatibilities between primer and paint mixed together can result in lifting, wrinkling, poor covering and a lack of adhesion and therefore should not be mixed.

Never buy paint mixed with primer. If you're doing a paint job then use primer first and then use paint for your top coat. If you buy paint mixed with primer all you are getting is colored primer which is not recommend for use as a top coat.

Paint mixed with primer should only be used as an undercoating if you are trying to paint a light color over a dark color, and then use the same color paint for your top coat.

And if you want a good quality paint then use Valspar. Valspar is one of the top ten paint brands in the world.

I hope this helps.

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Anonymous
#793154

thats because no "paint and primer" has a primer in it. it is a thicker paint thats not supposed to be used on bare surfaces such as paneling or new sheetrock.

on painted surfaces, the first coat acts as the "primer" while usually the second coat acts as the finish coat. good luck ever getting one coat coverage on any thing. i swear if the next person comes into my store and says "dont forget to add the primer in" while im mixing their paint color im gonna dump their paint on them.

IT IS NOT MIXED!! just a poor use of the term "paint and primer" by these companies

Anonymous
#699038

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Anonymous
#676099

I always use Behr primer and paint in one. Works great,no issues.

I have several friends that used Valspar and they say it sucks. Use what works for you.

Anonymous
#667922

I am painting all the woodwork in a house whose owner is moving. The owner chose Behr Premium Semigloss White with Primer. I'm painting white over white btw, and did not see the point of a primer, but the owner... .

The paint seems to have too little pigment. It appears translucent upon application and never really closes up when dry. Any accidental crossover with tacky areas on slab doors, for example, causes loss of gloss. I'm into the 2nd can, so it's not a case of getting a bad can.

Seems like a case of Peter Principle. The product has been "improved" past the point where it doesn't work. :(

I'll choose another brand for use in my house. I like plenty of pigment and a buttercream consistency that closes brush marks.

Now, where may I complain about Rustoleum's Anodized Metal Paint? :x