Primed for Success

Primers fill and bind with underlying surfaces, which keeps the finish coat from peeling or from soaking unevenly into the surface.

Why use primer?

Primer is formulated to adhere to the surface below while providing the best possible surface for the finish coat. Primers fill and bind with underlying surfaces, which keeps the finish coat from peeling or from soaking unevenly into the surface.

Priming Bare Wood

When top coat paint is applied directly to bare wood, the wood can absorb components of the paint preventing it from forming the proper bonds, which weakens the paint so it can easily crack or peel. Bare wood also has color variations in the grain which primer helps cover. Additionally, some types of wood also has natural tannins and may require alkyd/oil primer to trap the tannins and keep them from bleeding through to the surface.

Primer applied to bare wood
Use a good quality primer designed for bare wood when painting over home repairs.

New Drywall

Application specific primer is also important on new drywall (first time to be painted). Drywall paper surface and joint compounds are very porous and can unevenly soak in components of the finish-grade paint making it weaker, causing uneven color and uneven sheen. A quality drywall first coat such as Sherwin-Williams PVA Drywall Primer & Sealer can help make your newly drywalled project a big success.

Primers designed specifically for new drywall are required for the first time drywall projects are painted.
Drywall primers are heavy bodied and designed to fill the porous surfaces of new drywall products.

Drastic Color Changes

Primers can be a big help when you are changing paint colors from dark to light or light to dark by creating an even, neutral base coat that allows your new color to actually be the one you chose. Without a primer coat the color of your old paint could affect the final tint.

Prime over dark colors before applying a lighter color top coat.
It’s good painting practice to prime over dark colors before applying a lighter color top coat.

Prime Time to Call the Doctor

One of the great benefits of working with Paint Doctor’s Painting is the expertise we bring when it comes to using the right primer for your project. Your unique project requires a specific prescription and we highly recommend you follow the Doctor’s instructions. Call Mike at 541-497-3804.

Call the Doctor

When you hire the pros at Paint Doctor’s Painting, you get an entire crew doing all of those difficult painting operations at once with the speed and accuracy that comes with doing the job right the first time every time.

Paint Doctor’s Painting would love to transform your interior spaces with the color of your choosing or give some new curb appeal to your exterior. Call Mike at 541-497-3804.
When you consider the amount of time involved in doing your own paint project compared to hiring the Doctor, we think you will agree. Many property owners significantly underestimate what it takes to wash, prep, caulk, fill, sand, scrape, mask, pack, place, climb, spray, roll, brush, move and do it all again.
However, when you hire the pros at Paint Doctor’s Painting, you get an entire crew that is doing all of these operations at once with the speed and accuracy that comes with doing the job right the first time every day. Rather than having your house in that paint-job-in-process mode for weeks, you can have the whole job completed in a day or two.
Consider also the safety factor. We have the equipment and knowledge to do the job safely. When you consider how each time you move a ladder and reset it you have to get it just right and even then you are climbing, reaching and working off that ladder… Better left to the pros.
Call Mike at 541-497-3804.

Bedroom Inspiration

Old meets new in this bedroom that features Sherwin-Williams Acacia Haze SW 9132. Weathered boards on the ceiling accentuate the fresh clean lines of the crown the molding and the contrasting tones of the wall color.

Paint Doctor's Painting offers new colors for your interior paint jobs. Listed here as one of 5 best painting contractors in Albany Oregon.
Check out the Sherwin-Williams Bedroom Color Inspiration Gallery for more fully decorated rooms featuring trending colors. Paint Doctor’s Painting would love to transform your interior spaces with the color of your choosing. Call Mike at 541-497-3804.

Plan Your Interior Update

Let’s not spend another winter with these outdated interior colors. This time of year we are preparing to spend a lot more time indoors so it’s a good time to call Mike (541-497-3804) at Paint Doctor’s Painting to schedule your interior paint transformation.

You may notice some changes to doors and wainscot in this update, but by far the biggest impact comes from the change in color.

These days many of us are spending more time at home, so let’s invest in making our interior spaces warm and welcoming by Paint Doctor’s Painting for a bid and checking out Sherwin-Williams for some interior color ideas.

Wainscot Colors

Choosing colors for your decor projects can be a daunting task, which is why it’s a good idea to get some paint samples so you can test the color on a larger area at home.

Paint samples can help home owners decide what colors to use when planning a project. Paint Doctor's Painting can help.

According to Sherwin-Williams, “By sampling colors at home, you can be sure you’ve selected the right colors for your space. Color to Go samples make it easy. These small, Twist-n-Pour containers cover about 75 sq. ft., which helps you try colors to see exactly how they work with your lighting and decor. Color to Go helps you narrow in on the right color when you can’t decide between favorites.”

Lebanon Oregon Painter helps with color selections. One of the 5 best painters working in Lebanon Oregonn.
When Corvallis Oregon customers need help with their painting projects they turn to Paint Doctor's Painting.
This customer wanted to see this trim color applied on their project before eventually deciding on the darker color as the base and lighter color as the trim.
Wainscot colors can be a challenge to choose. Paint Doctor's painting can help. Listed here among the top 5 painters in the Mid-Valley area, Albany homeowners trust the Paint Doctor.

A neutral color for wainscot can also be used dramatically simply by changing the color of the wall above it.

Albany Oregon painter Paint Doctor's Painting can help you with your paint color choices.
Corvallis painting contractor Paint Doctor's Painting can help you choose your wainscot colors.
Sweet Home Oregon painting contractor Paint Doctor's Painting can help you choose your wainscot colors.
Lebanon Oregon painting contractor Paint Doctor's Painting can help you choose your wainscot colors.

Fraternity House Facelift

Sorority and fraternity house maintenance has its challenges. Much larger than most single family homes, they tend to fit somewhere between residential and commercial. Size matters when it comes to repainting because simply reaching the lofty heights of dormers and gable ends can be a real challenge. This is where Paint Doctor’s Painting comes in.

Fraternity house painting project in process.
A Paint Dr crew member uses specialized equipment to reach dormers on a large frat house.

Sorority and fraternity house maintenance has its challenges. Much larger than most single family homes, they tend to fit somewhere between residential and commercial. Size matters when it comes to repainting because simply reaching the lofty heights of dormers and gable ends can be a real challenge. This is where Paint Doctor’s Painting comes in. They have a large, experienced work force that knows just what to do with the unique challenges of Greek housing. Need help with a fraternity or sorority house painting project? Call Mike at 541-497-3804.

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