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Primers

Prime and seal new and existing wood surfaces to enhance adhesion of topcoats when renovating, rejuvenating, upcycling, and recycling interior wood surfaces. These can include wood floors, furniture, wall and ceiling panelling, doors and joinery, and more. Our primers and sealers prevent staining on knotted or resinous timbers, as well as preventing and delaying appearance of surface tannin marks.

We have primers and sealers for all wood types including oak, chestnut, red cedar, teak, MDF, and more.

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Rubio Monocoat Tannin Primer

Rubio Monocoat Tannin Primer is a preventive treatment for untreated tannic wood, suitable for internal and external (sheltered) use. Prevents and delays the appearance of surface tannin marks Good coverage, approx. 50 g/m² Interior and exterior use Effective on Oak, Chestnut, Red Cedar and Teak Ideal for removing the pinkish appearance...

Price £10.34
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Zinsser SealCoat

SealCoat™ is the perfect sanding sealer because it penetrates the surface, is non-yellowing, dries quickly and gives a rich tone to wood surfaces.  More Information Delivery Info

Price £29.41
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Coo-Var Aluminium Wood Primer

Coo-Var Aluminium Wood Primer is an oil based primer that contains aluminium. Used primarily to prevent staining on knotted or resinous timber. Easy to apply. Also works as a heavy duty primer Resists resin staining Resists blistering of topcoats Interior/Exterior use Semi-matt finish Available in sizes from 500ml up to 5L Coverage...

Price £16.16
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Coo-Var MDF Primer

Coo-Var MDF Primer is a quick drying, water based primer for MDF surfaces. It can be used to prime MDF furniture, desks, doors and more. Extremely easy to apply. Product Features For interior use Matt finish Application: Brush Drying time: Touch Dry 30 mins or 2 hours hard dry Overcoat time: 6 hours Estimated coverage: 13m² per litre...

Price £11.16
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Coo-Var Acrylic Primer Sealer Undercoat

Coo-Var Acrylic Primer Sealer Undercoat is a water-based, low odour primer ideal for plaster preparation or any wood surface which requires priming inside or out. Fast drying and easily applied. Exterior/Interior use Matt finish Available in sizes from 500ml up to 5L Apply with roller, brush or spray Coverage Calculator More...

Price £10.21
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Coo-Var Penetrating Wood Primer

Coo-Var Penetrating Wood Primer is an oil based high quality primer. Ideal for any wood surface which requires priming inside or outside. For interior and exterior use Single pack Suitable surfaces: Wood and soft woods Finish: Semi Matt Application: Roller, brush or spray Drying time: Touch dry 3 hours or 8 hours hard dry Overcoat...

Price £17.42
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HMG Decorative Acrylic Primer Undercoat

HMG Decorative Acrylic Primer Undercoat is a water based Acrylic coating designed as a suitable undercoat and surfacer for various substrates. Good stain blocking properties Easy to use Odourless Ready for use Non bleed barrier coating for metal substrates Coverage Calculator More Information Delivery Info

Price £15.48
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Tikkurila Akvi Isolator

Tikkurila Akvi Isolator is a water-borne acrylate primer recommended for interior wooden surfaces such as panels, mouldings, doors, etc. Especially optimized for rapid production lines, the product has also good stacking properties. A fast-drying water-borne primer with isolating properties Retards knot bleeding Slows down discolouring...

Price £358.18
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Mathys Fassiprim Aqua XPE

This product is temporarily unavailable; in the meantime, our technical team recommend Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 as a great alternative. Please note: it is important to check that any alternative product is suitable for your requirements, as our suggestion is given in good faith but without warranty. If you are in any doubt please first contact...

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Blackfriar Aluminium Wood Primer

This product is temporarily unavailable; in the meantime, our technical team recommend Teamac Aluminium Wood Primer as a great alternative. Please note: it is important to check that any alternative product is suitable for your requirements, as our suggestion is given in good faith but without warranty. If you are in any doubt please first...

Price £16.59
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Blackfriar High Performance Undercoat

This product is temporarily unavailable; in the meantime, our technical team recommend HMG A1242 Undercoat as a great alternative. Please note: it is important to check that any alternative product is suitable for your requirements, as our suggestion is given in good faith but without warranty. If you are in any doubt please first contact our...

Price £16.82
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Blackfriar MDF Primer Undercoat

This product is temporarily unavailable; in the meantime, our technical team recommend Coo-Var MDF Primer as a great alternative. Please note: it is important to check that any alternative product is suitable for your requirements, as our suggestion is given in good faith but without warranty. If you are in any doubt please first contact our...

Price £17.22
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Is wood primer necessary?

You may need primer for painting new and unfinished wood (some paints are all-in-one). New woods are typically thirsty, absorbing a lot of paint, and the grain creates variations which will leave an uneven surface for you to paint over. Wood primers help to create a smooth surface for undercoats and topcoats to adhere to, for the best finish.

Can I use white paint as a primer?

Only if you want to start the process from the beginning, costing more time and more money in materials and labour. Cheap white paint isn't a substitute for primer, lacking the ingredients and contents to create a paintable surface that will be durable.

Can you leave primers unpainted?

Primers are meant to be painted over, once dry, with a topcoat. Primer lacks protection from elements as they are not meant to withstand UV light, abrasion, etc, and will chalk and deteriorate over time.