How do I use this product?


Hello all!

as I’m sure a lot of us are, I’m addicted to the oops paint section of hardware stores! Today I picked up Valspar Bonding Primer for $2.50. I’m thinking that it would be good on some veneer furniture I’m patching.

Is this a good use of it? Or is there another better function?

  13 answers
  • on May 02, 2020

    That’s a great use for it! :)

  • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on May 02, 2020

    I don't have experience with that particular paint, but you're right that you need to prime veneer before painting or it'll just peel right off. I would test it on a small veneer piece first, let it dry according to the instructions, and then scratch at it to see if it peels up easy or stays.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on May 02, 2020

    Bonding primer is one of my favorite primers it’s very thick and gives you a good comprehensive coverage. We used it to paint the PVC piping in our laundry room to be able to match the wall paint to the exposed pipes. I’m sure you’ll really enjoy it enjoy using bonding primer that was a great find! Congrats!

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on May 02, 2020

    Yes, Valspar will be perfect for priming your veneer furniture. Have fun Sarah

  • Janice Janice on May 02, 2020

    Hi Sarah, share your joy of "oops" paint and have bought a lot of colors I knormally would not have and it's resulted in fun for me! Yes, your find should work great on the veneer finish and many other items. You still might want to sand lightly to get even more "tooth" for the primer to adhere to. Lucky you!

  • Betsy Betsy on May 02, 2020

    Hi Sarah: Yes, indeed! This is a great product. I'm sure you willl be happy with it and, may find other uses as time goes by.

  • Mogie Mogie on May 02, 2020

    Love the oops paint section at Lowes. Got a gallon of Valspar paint for 4.99 and it looks beautiful in the bathroom.

    Learn How Valspar Bonding Primer-Sealer Helps Difficult Surfaces

  • Deb K Deb K on May 02, 2020

    Hi Sarah, here's a link for you to check out, hope it helps,

    And here is a bit more info on the valspar

    This primer can be used on brick, natural stone, veneer stone, new and old drywall, plaster, bare wood, painted wood, wood paneling, PVC, all types of metal including aluminum, ceramic tile, porcelain tile, glass, and some weathered paint.

  • Bonding primers are meant for harder to paint items like tile and veneer. You can also visit the product’s web page for more info.

  • Bushra Bushra on May 03, 2020

    I am just like you Sarah and I love that Isle. Yes, You can use for many things including vaneer.

  • Cindy Cindy on May 04, 2020

    Hi Sarah. You got quite a deal. And it will be perfect for this veneer project. Good luck Sarah. Stay healthy and well.

  • Bonding primer is a specialty primer to ensure good adhesion for paint. So it's great for cabinets, shiny surfaces, etc. Things that normally would take a lot of sanding. It does need to be covered with paint when dry.