can you use old paint for primer instead of using kilz or something like that?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    NO -- not on "raw/virgin" surfaces. Use a primer.

    If you're painting over a painted surface, then your primer is already on the wall. Just make sure it's clean -- grease free.

  • 1 decade ago

    You can, although kilz or another primer would minimize the flashing and imperfections. However, if you do a good job and double or even triple coat it it will look fine.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    no you can not use old paint for primer. you must use a primer like kilz for walls

  • 1 decade ago

    it really depends on what your priming, raw wood , or walls you could use old latex paint on your walls/ ceilings if it is still good and has been kept a a steady temp, but i would use a oil primer on any raw wood

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  • 1 decade ago

    You can but why would you want to. When you do a project you might as well do it right the first time just remember "the quality of a project is long remembered after the cost is long forgotten"

  • Fred S
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    no the primers have different resins

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