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Lots of surfaces need to be primed before being painted, as this helps the topcoat adhere. Primer can also stop the surface being too absorbent and makes shiny surfaces matte. If you don’t want to buy lots of different primers, Ronseal All Surface Primer & Undercoat Exterior (from £9.97 with free delivery, Amazon) is ideal because it can be used on stone, wood, brick, terracotta and most metals. It needs a really good stir before you use it, but dries quickly so you can crack on with the job, and it’s guaranteed to make the topcoat last longer.