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Paint Primer/Sealant

Does anyone know where to find, Paint Primer, or if it's even available?

I recently refinished furniture and my attempts at explaining what I was looking for were in vain, and the project didn't quite work out, since the paint is now chipping with what I used, so I'm not sure there is a local equivalent. As I'm about to embark on the redo... I'm seeking some additional help!

I'm looking for the thick, gooey, paint primer that is used to cover dark paints before repainting walls, or cover wall-paper to give a fresh, sealed coat before painting. The type of primer that covers and seals, before painting, almost like a glue. Common in the USA and Canada...

Any suggestions of names or equivalents would be greatly, appreciated.

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Re: Paint Primer/Sealant

For furniture or for walls?

These things exist...but using a masonry/wall type primer on wood is not so great. They are also typically oil based as well.

Do you have a picture of that the issue is by chance?
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Re: Paint Primer/Sealant

The larger shops of Coop Bau & Hobby have paint specialists, there are also specialist shops & Bauhaus selling paint.

Find your nearest shop, https://www.bauundhobby.ch/verkaufsstellen

http://tel.local.ch/en/q?what=Paint+...on%29&rid=eEhd

To cover old paint I would use aluminum paint but it would be best to wire brush and sand paper the old paint away and start again.

You can buy primer paint at Coop for certain metals.

For bare wood you would simply dilute the paint by 10%, allowing the paint to seep into the wood, and then it will not chip away.
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Re: Paint Primer/Sealant

Thanks!

It's for a few different things/project:

Wood furniture: sanded and stripped

Cheap, IKEA furniture, not wood, but with the paper coating over fiberboard, which requires the primer/sealant, prior to painting, since it can't be sanded and the paint will otherwise chip.

furniture piece with unfinished wood with finished wood, so the primer to provide the seal to prevent "whitewash" of color and match the painted/covered color with the rest of the furniture.
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Re: Paint Primer/Sealant

Based on that description...I would almost recommend saving the time and money on refinishing and simply replacing the item with something new or from the Brockenhaus.

Not that that helps...but as it is said "you cant polish a turd".
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Re: Paint Primer/Sealant

Where's your sense of adventure, and fun!

One of the pieces is from a brockenhaus, it's loved and needs a bit of a facelift.

I used to refinish furniture as a hobby before moving here... back in the day it started as a student budget necessity and turned into a fun craft. I'm just having a challenge finding the right supplies here. I'm sure they are out there...
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Re: Paint Primer/Sealant

Fun I have...I prefer to either a) 100% refinish something or...moreover...b) build furniture from scratch.

But to your needs:
Let me give my advice. Go to France. Find a Leroy Merlin. They seem to have more wood friendly paints and finishes that most places here. As for here, have you tried Hornbach or Bauhaus yet for what you are looking for? They do carry much much more than Migros Do-it and Bauhobby.
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Re: Paint Primer/Sealant

Very Cool...

And advice very much appreciated. I have not yet tried those stores, thank you!

I'm still trying to convince my Swiss family I know what I'm talking about and the only way I can get my projects completed, with the materials I need - is to actually procure the materials, do it, and prove that an "office woman" can craft. Each independently completed project is a little victory... so again, appreciate the advice, since I'm struggling with the language barrier at the moment.

If it helps at all, I'm looking for something to this effect:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Zinsser-1...5?N=5yc1vZbt0t
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If it helps at all, I'm looking for something to this effect:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Zinsser-1...5?N=5yc1vZbt0t
Should have started with that link silly!

Go here, look for "Schnellgrund" or "Multigrund":
https://www.hornbach.ch/shop/Farben/...ikelliste.html

Happy crafting!
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Should have started with that link silly!


Happy crafting!

Ha! I think I started with the forest of frustration and forgot about the trees!

Thanks a million! Very much appreciated.
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