:> :The primer you select will tell you how long you can wait to paint.
:> :Ours was two or three days, max.
:> So, what's a primer for stucco that won't have to be painted for a
:> while, say a couple of years? Can I use Cover Stain straight or modified
:> or should I buy a different product. I have gallons of Zinsser Cover
:> Stain, oil based primer. However, I'll buy a specific product if someone
:> can give me an incontrovertible recommendation. Thanks, y'all.
:The general idea is not to put on primer until you are ready to put on
:paint. Primer alone does not accomplish much. Perhaps I don't
:understand your situation. The Zinsser website has all the info you can
:The info I read does not address the interval for priming and painting,
:but says you can usse any paint over your Cover Stain. If you apply
:latex over it, have to be sure it is totally set. Also, oil primer
:would have to be put on a totally dry masonry (cured, of course). I've
:used a couple of different Zinsser primers, and have had very good
:results. Lots of folks swear by them, but they aren't any good if you
Correction: It was the TDB, not the MSDS (i.e. the Technical Data
Bulletin for Cover stain).
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Thanks. However, I see no mention of stucco in the MSDS PDF for Cover
Stain oil based primer. I guess I should use something else. I don't
know why, but they told me I should prime the stucco after a month. They
didn't mention paint. This was my roofer.