I’m a relatively inexperienced DIY’r and am getting ready to paint the exterior of my house. After some research (an article in Consumer Reports) I decided to use Valspar Duramax Exterior Semi-Gloss for the trim. The salesman at Lowe’s, and indeed the writing on the can, assured me that no primer was necessary with this paint. I have some wood rot and so will be painting over epoxy, over bare (sanded) wood in places, as well as over old, cleaned paint. So the question is, would I be better off applying primer despite the assurances of the salesman, or am I okay just applying the paint without primer?
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