Stair Building Ideas For Design And Construction

Primed Materials - Stairway Painting And Finish

Primed materials are usually referring to pre-painted, treated or coated materials. The black arrows in the picture below are pointing to two separate door jams that have been pre-painted or primed, before they left the manufacturing warehouse.

It's not uncommon to find doors, wood trim, windows, furniture, paneling, stair parts and handrails that have been pre-primed. Just because something was pre-painted, doesn't mean that its in perfect condition, I purchased plenty of doors that eventually warped and didn't close properly.


Primed Material Use Warning

If you purchase something that was pre-painted, you need to keep something else in mind. The item that was primed, might not have enough paint on it. Some of these products might need to be primed again, before applying your finish coat.

Something else that you should keep in mind, if you're building a home, remodeling a bathroom or just working on a another do it yourself project around the house. Try to avoid leaving these products exposed to any moisture.

It's not uncommon for wood trim, siding, stair parts and yes, even doors, to fail around humidity. I've seen primed materials curve into different shapes, more than once.


Stairs / Stair Glossary

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z