Sealer or primer is primarily used when you are living in a new home (meaning you are the first owner), or when you have a wall that is prone to moisture, will you need sealer or primer for wall or ceiling painting services.
From our painting experiences, most of the Singapore homes will not really require sealer, but we do have some customers insisting on using sealant for their walls and our painting contractor will sometimes insist in using after the on-site viewing for painting. Here are our advise when you should need to use sealant:
1) New Homes or House. Why new homes or houses need to use sealer is because sealer will neutralise the alkali on the walls before painting.
2) Moist Walls or Ceilings. Have you ever had your walls paint and after few months later, there are stains on your newly painted walls or ceilings, or even start to peel off? It’s a common sight and we had this experience before. When this happens then you will need to use the sealant to prevent the moisture from attacking the new paint over again.
3) Old Homes or Houses. This is when the homes or houses are over 20 years old, it will be good to use the sealer.
Here are our price list for using sealer in HDB homes:
3 Room HDB: $250 (water based), $300 (oil based)
4 Room HDB: $350 (water based), $400 (oil based)
5 Room HDB: $450 (water based), $500 (oil based)
If you need help in deciding to use sealer, our painting contractors is able to advise you regarding painting your house, contact us for a no-obligation quotation.