Paint primer, can it be mixed?

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by jhaug, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. jhaug

    jhaug New Member

    Jan 8, 2010
    pacific NW
    I have 2 open containers of primer, one is dutchboy pva drywall primer(half can) and the other is dutchboy multipurpose primer(full can) both water based. Currently remodeling a bathrrom. Can I use these up in the same room? Can I mix them together? Not trying to be cheap just hate going to the recyclers after every project. thanks - jared
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 29, 2011
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    I don't know why you could not use them both in the same room. To me, a primer is nothing but a coat of cheaper paint to provide a base for the real color.
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  4. alongston

    alongston New Member

    Dec 26, 2010
    I would think if both were water based that yes you could use them together.
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