Why applying a basecoat is a good idea.

Why applying a basecoat is a good idea.

If you're planning to paint your furniture, it's often useful to follow the lead of some of the best furniture artists and consider painting a base-coat,  before applying your paint coat of paint.

A base coat is a layer of paint that is applied to the surface of the furniture before applying your coats of paint. Granny B’s Block and Tackle - Stain-blocking Primer is a great example.

Here are some reasons why using a base coat is a good idea:

1. **Improves Adhesion**: A base of Block and Tackle coat helps the final coat of paint adhere better to the surface of the furniture on especially tricky surfaces like melamine, glass and exceptionally glossy tiles.

This is because the base coat creates a smooth layer of enhanced adhesion for the paint to cling to as well as an even surface for the coat of paint to adhere to.

2. **Prevents Stains**: Block and Tackle can help prevent stains from bleeding through the into your fresh coat of paint. This is especially important if you're painting over a piece of furniture that has been stained, waxed or painted with oil-based products before.

3. **Enhances Durability**: A base coat can help enhance the durability of the final coat of paint. This is because the base coat provides an extra layer of protection against wear and tear and enhanced adhesionz

4. **Improves Coverage**: A base coat can help improve the coverage of the final coat of paint. This is because the base coat helps to fill in any gaps or imperfections in the surface of the furniture, it also ‘helps’ bright/clean colours achieve an optimum level of hiding power, as an example ‘clean’ or ‘bright’ shades often require more coats when being applied to a dark substrate. Applying a white/light basecoat will give optimal coverage and colour in this scenario. 

In conclusion, using a base coat before painting your furniture is a good idea because it improves adhesion, prevents stains, enhances durability, and improves coverage. If you're looking for a high-quality base coat for your furniture, Granny B's Old Fashioned Paint offers a range of options that are perfect for your needs.

Try our Block and Tackle stain-blocking primer - which is the most versatile base-coast for a variety of surfaces.
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