trim around garage door is peeling. I have scraped all loose paint. Should primer be applied before repainting?

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I have a significant amt of bare wood after scraping loose paint.

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Then, you should strip the rest of the paint off and make it look literally brand new and perfect. If you don't, it'll look ratty and be apparent that you did a down and dirty job and didn't sand to feather-out the remaining paint's edges. But yes, anytime you have bare wood it must be primed. Although, I've had very good and lasting results with Primer/Paint combos.

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