Best paint and primer from Lowes for roughsawn mudroom lockers

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Forum topic by Patrickgeddes14 posted 10-19-2019 02:12 PM 391 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-19-2019 02:12 PM

Not sure which paint and primer to choose for finishing the dividers in my mudroom bench locker. A simple answer I’m sure but I’m not sure what’s best. Who knows the best choice available at Lowes?

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#1 posted 10-19-2019 04:39 PM

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#2 posted 10-19-2019 04:49 PM

Patrick – the box stores have their own brand name.
(my Lowe’s carries several different brands other than Valspar).
I would use a good primer and the latex or acrylic semi-gloss
door & window paint. it is easier to keep clean than the basic wall paint.
some of the door and window paints can be colored and some can’t.
so ask the paint technician at the store you shop at if you do not want
the standard white color.
(I am only assuming that you are also using plywood panels: if you are using
something else, you need to elaborate on the wood you are using).

Edit: do not use Valspar “The Perfect White” Paint + Primer paint (sold only in a gallon can).
that stuff takes a week to dry and will get “slimy” if exposed to really high humidity.
being a long time painter, I am having a very hard time accepting the new paints that say
“Paint and Primer” in the same can. I know it is the EPA that is making the unrealistic
demands on paint manufacturers, but I avoid that stuff as much as possible.
whenever possible, I try to use the appropriate primer with the paint without the added primer.



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#3 posted 10-19-2019 04:55 PM

If the wood is rough sawn as you say I would suggest sanding with 100 grit sandpaper after you apply the first coat of primer. That will remove the “sharp” wood fibers that will form with the primer paint (you may need to apply a second coat of primer if sanding exposed the wood again) and sanding will also make it easier to apply the finish coat. Also ask Lowes for their recommendation of primer to go with the paint you use. I would stay away from “oil” based because of the odor.

-- Les B, Oregon

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