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Buying a primer

The right preparation and primer before painting are at least as important as the right varnish and wall paints. If you want to know which primer you should buy to prepare your surface correctly and ideally, just read on here.

When is a primer useful?

If your surface to be painted is dirty, rusty or highly absorbent, use a primer as the first coat.
For very smooth surfaces, our primers provide a base on which varnishes will adhere perfectly.

Buy primer: Primer for wall & chalk paints, wood, metal & more!

A primer is the first layer that you apply to the surface to be painted. It has different purposes depending on the substrate.

Deep primer for plaster and surfaces with high absorbency

If it is afreshly plastered wall surface or a wall that is highly absorbent due to its nature , the deep primer prevents the plaster from swallowing the paint. Use MissPompadour To Prime Walls to prepare your absorbent surface for painting.

The product can be used as a primer for chalk paintsas well as for our sustainable MissPompadour wall paints.

Primer for wall paints

A primer for wall paints can be an insulating primer that prevents old dirt from penetrating the new coat of paint.
As in the kitchen, this can be grease stains, yellowing caused by nicotine or soot near stoves.
In this case, apply To Bond & Block from MissPompadour or a stainblock. This is available as a water-based product from Painting The Past.

It doesn't matter whether you need to prime wallpaper, plasterboard or fresh plaster. The only important thing is that you carry out touch-up work with filler before priming. Only when your walls are completely ready for painting should you apply the deep primer.

Primer for metal

If you are looking for a primer for metal, it depends on its condition. Without rust stains and indoors, MissPompadour To Bond & Block is suitable. It acts as a primer for smooth metal surfaces.
For metal that tends to rust and whose rust stains you cannot sand off, prime with a rust protection primer.

Tile primer

To Bond & Block is suitable as a tile primer for wall and floor tiles. This is a primer that has been specially designed for smooth surfaces. It ensures a stable bond between tiles and colours.

Primer for wood

Whether you need a primer for wood depends on what type of wood it is and how your piece of furniture has been previously treated. You can buy the right wood primer for your needs in our online shop.
Certain types of wood that tend to bleed should be primed with To Bond & Block when painting with light colours. These include pine, tropical woods and any wood with knotholes.
If the surface has been stained beforehand, also start painting with To Bond & Block or a stain block from Painting the Past. Here too, the stainblocks insulate the surface and prevent substances from the wood from being released into the paint.
If the surface is oiled, the insulating primer is not sufficient, simply sand the surface before painting instead.

Plastic primer for smooth surfaces

If you are painting a smooth plastic surface, such as a laminated kitchen, start your project with To Bond & Block. This plastic primer gives you a first coat to which your desired colour will adhere better. Regardless of which of our stable varnishes you want to use to embellish your surface, the plastic primer will help you create a perfect base.

Buy wall topcoat

If your wall is exposed to particular stress, for example in the hallway or kitchen, the topcoat protects your wall paints from dirt and abrasion. We'll tell you what else the topcoat can do and what else you need to look out for.

When is a topcoat useful?

In any case where you want to protect your wall paints, you should also seal them. This can be in the hallway, where the walls are increasingly exposed to mud splashes and dirt. A topcoat for wall paints is also worthwhile in the kitchen, both behind the cooker and around the bin. This makes it easier to wipe down the walls and also prevents dirt from soaking into the paint.
Simply use MissPompadour To Sealfor this area . This wall topcoat is easy to apply and doesn't have a strong varnish odour.

If you have painted surfaces that are often subjected to wear and tear or rough handling, the topcoat with clear varnish protects the colour from abrasion. Whether on the wall on tiles or on your dining table, the topcoat is a sensible protection in any case.
We recommend To Seal from MissPompadour for this. You can also use it as a plastic sealer. This will make your originally foil-coated kitchen bombproof.

Topcoat for chalk paints

The same applies to chalk paint: if it's an area that is exposed to a lot of wear and tear or one that is often wiped down, a topcoat for chalk paint is your saviour. It provides an additional protective layer that prevents direct abrasion. Our topcoats also ensure a smooth, easily wipeable surface on otherwise rough wall paint, which you can simply clean with a damp cloth. The sealer is also perfect for protecting chalk paints and making them easy to wipe off.

Wax for chalk paint and natural wood

Not only clear coats are available to seal your chalk paint surface. Why not use a transparent wax to give your paint a particularly matt finish? You can also conjure up a wonderful patina yourself with the coloured waxes. This gives you a beautiful shabby look that also works great on natural wood. The topcoat with transparent wax is also suitable for giving natural wood a final matt finish. MissPompadour To Wax-Polish is available in various shades from colourless to gold.

Order wall topcoat and primer in the MissPompadour Topcoat Shop

We not only have the topcoat for your wall paint, but also the wall paints themselves. Choose between chalk paint, washable wall paint and sustainable wall paints. But that's not all: use our sustainable painting toolsto paint our safe wall paints . This means you don't have to use plastic without having to reuse the tool.
You'll notice - it gives you a completely different painting experience!