When and How to Use Primer

Watch this video tutorial to watch Rosanne demonstrate when and how to apply Primer to furniture!

This Clear Bonding Primer is an environmentally-conscious preparation product designed to be used when painting a challenging surface. The product is clear, allowing you to distress your piece and still see the original wood tones underneath.

In this brand new video tutorial, company co-founder, Rosanne will demonstrate when and how to apply Primer to furniture!

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When and How to Use Primer | Country Chic Paint Clear Bonding Primer Tutorial

When to use Primer

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If you’re working with a tricky surface that you’re worried the paint won’t adhere to well, the best place to start is to do a scratch test. Some tricky surfaces include materials like glass, smooth metal, laminate, or wood that has been painted or stained with oil-based products.

To perform a test, paint a few small patches on your piece and leave it to dry for 24 hours. Now you can give it a scratch with your fingernail to see if the paint has adhered well or if it peels off easily. If your piece is peeling then a coat of Primer will likely be the easiest way to proceed!

If you’d like to learn some more about surface prep and how we recommend tackling various furniture finishes, click here.

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How to apply Primer

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If you’ve determined that Primer will be the best way to proceed with your project, then start by making sure your piece is nice and clean (a mild vinegar/water solution works wonderfully). Shake and stir your jar of Primer well, then apply one coat with a synthetic bristle paint brush.

Allow the Primer to sit for several hours until it’s completely dry, then continue painting as usual! You’ll notice that our Primer is completely clear so you won’t lose the beautiful look of natural wood if you decide to distress your piece.

Find these products at your local retailer

If you would like to try this technique for yourself, stop by our store locator and call your local retailer for availability. If you do not have a local retailer, you can also find these products in our online shop.

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59 thoughts on “When and How to Use Primer

  1. Wow! This product is going to save me a lot of time in prepping items that my Country Chic paint won’t adhere to!

    1. Awesome looking product that I will be anxious to try out on one of my projects I tackle. Thank you!!

  2. Saw this at just the right time. I have a couple shiny pieces to paint so for sure need the primer. Thank you so much

  3. This is exciting news. I have some items that I have been wanting to paint. That have a high gloss finish and I didn’t want to have to sand it off. So Yay I can’t wait to try the new bonding primer

  4. I wish that I had seen this editorial before I spent lots of money on another brand. Did a whole chest of drawers for our new granddaughter’s room. Came out the next day to check it and it was bubbling and peeling. Had to strip and sand the whole thing. Then just painted it with regular paint. This primer would have been the cat’s meow. Doing another project for her room. Definitely, using this brand. Thanks so much.

    1. Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear about your project Diane. I hope you get a chance to try our primer and products 🙂

      ~ Happy Painting!

  5. Can’t wait to try this on a dresser I just got.
    Was putting it off because of the shiny finish now I don’t have to.
    Thanks Rosanne!

    1. Hi Barbie! Congratulations! You are the contest winner. Please contact Shannon at support@countrychicpaint.com to claim your prize 🙂

      ~ Happy Painting!

  6. I just love all of your products you offer and can’t wait to be able to give this bonding primer a try .

  7. This was very helpful and I love the idea of it being clear so the natural wood color can show when distressed. And thanks for the scratch test info!!!

  8. I loved this tutorial , i am SO EXCITED to add another one of Country Chics products to my collection! Thank you! 🙂

  9. Oh my golly, now that I am retired I can finally build and paint the bench for my garden…your paints and primer will make my job much easier! Thank you!

  10. I’d love to try this paint. I keep putting off my painting projects. So much I’d love to try, especially distressing.

  11. This looks greAt. Thank you for sharing. I have a very shiny vanity I have been petrified to start on. I think this might be just what I need! I would live to be entered for the prize. Thank you.

  12. This information was exactly what I needed ..was afraid to tackle one of my tables with a shiny finish. Thanks!

  13. I love the idea of a clear primer! There have been many times that I wanted to distress a piece of furniture that had beautiful wood color, but couldn’t because I had to use a regular primer. This will make all the difference for my projects!

  14. Love Country Chic paint and products. I will definitely be using the primer on future projects!

  15. The old dresser was going to get a cleaning and a light sanding but now it will also get a coat of this primer to make sure we get the finish we want and will stay with us for a long time.

  16. I have applied a thin coat of this primer with your paintbrush. It seems smooth howeverI can see brush strokes. I am uneasy about applying the paint next. What should I do?

    1. Hi Lauressa,
      Thanks for getting in touch with us! You could try lightly sanding the first coat down and if you feel you’ve removed too much, try applying a second coat of primer with a foam brush or one of our painting sponges. They won’t create any brush marks!

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