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Stain Blocking Paints

Rawlins Paints stock a high performing range of stain blocking paints and primers for use on interior and exterior surfaces. These specialist and durable problem solving coatings are designed to hold stubborn stains back that would normally continue to bleed through normal paints, including nicotine stains, smoke damage, water staining, etc. Many people think that just by applying multiple coats of the paint you're using or using a solvent based paint can hold stains back but it's simply not the case. We offer stain blocking paints that have been tried and tested for over 30 years, most of them even help adhere to difficult surfaces and dry quickly so you can overcoat them in a few hours. Don't take a chance, use a professional product and make sure you don't have to do the project again. 

Simply using standard paints to block stubborn stains will not suffice - so, if you are unsure as to which stain blocking paint or primer is best to use in your specific situation, call Rawlins Paints' technical support team and we will talk through product solutions and recommendations with you.

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Zinsser B-I-N

Zinsser B-I-N is the ultimate performance shellac-based primer-sealer and stain killer for interior and spot exterior use. Offers unparalleled adhesion to glossy surfaces (including glass) without the need for scuff sanding and blocks stubborn and persistent stains. Ultimate performance primer-sealer Permanently blocks odours...

Price £28.34
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Zinsser B-I-N Aerosol

Zinsser B-I-N Aerosol is great for priming interior surfaces and spot priming exterior surfaces. It is formulated to seal, prime and block out stains on previously painted or new work and dries in minutes.  • For interior and spot exterior use• Highly effective stain sealer• Seals knots and sap streaks• Permanently blocks odours• Adheres to...

Price £14.86
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Zinsser Cover Stain

Zinsser Cover Stain is an all-surface, all-purpose, oil-based primer, sealer, and stain killer for interior and exterior use For use on difficult to paint surfaces Sticks to all surfaces without sanding Seals water, smoke and nicotine stains Zinsser’s best exterior wood sealer Blocks cedar and redwood bleed Touch dry in 35 minutes...

Price £14.78
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Zinsser Cover Stain Aerosol

Zinsser Cover Stain Aerosol is an interior / exterior primer, sealer, stain sealer and bond coat that dries for recoat in just two hours. Features and Benefits:  Ideal for spot work and priming small objects Interior and exterior Seals Water, smoke and nicotine stains Sticks to all surfaces without sanding Best exterior wood sealer...

Price £9.85
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Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Plus

Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Plus is the next generation all surface, all purpose water-based primer, sealer and stainkiller for interior & exterior use. Like Bulls Eye 1-2-3, it deals effortlessly with hard to paint interior and exterior substrates such as glossy surfaces, ceramic tiles, non-ferrous metal, vinyl, hardboard, melamine, varnish,...

Price £18.61
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Zinsser Ceiling Pro 5 in 1

Zinsser Ceiling Pro 5 in 1 is based on ground-breaking paint technology that effortlessly provides a perfectly finished ceiling every time. It adheres to any surface, seals stains (including water and smoke stains), primes and finishes whilst bridging hairline cracks. It also contains a biocide that protects against fungal degradation,...

Price £44.04
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Zinsser Wallpaper Cover-Up

Zinsser Wallpaper Cover-Up is an all-in-one primer, sealer & stain block with high hiding power that obliterates wallpaper print with a smooth matt, off-white finish. ADVANTAGES  Prevents blistering of wallpaper  Blocks water soluble stains  Ensures good adhesion  One coat Economical Decorative It can be overpainted with any...

Price £37.28
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Zanders PF59 Stain Blocking Primer Finish

Zanders PF59 Stain Blocking Primer Finish is a high quality primer finish in a durable matt finish for all interior and exterior wood, plaster and masonry. Based on advanced acrylic technology Zanders PF59 Stain Blocking Primer Finish also inhibits stains bleeding through the substrate. Excellent opacity - Low odour - Stain-blocking...

Price £88.10
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Coo-Var Shellac Prime-All

Coo-Var Shellac Prime-All is a heavy duty, shellac based coating designed to block out difficult stains and odours. Ideal for sealing tar, bitumen and creosoted surfaces and to prevent bleeding through in subsequently applied solvent based paints. It exhibits heavy stain blocking from nicotine, pen, oils and water stains and has rapid drying...

Price £7.52
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Keim Blockweiss Stain Blocker

Keim Blockweiss Stain Blocker, a white pigmented water-based stain blocker priming coat, and used to prime interior surfaces which have a staining/bleeding tendency. Highly isolating Low-odour Aqueous Isolates and blocks the bleeding of marks and stains from water, oil, tar, soot, smoke or coloured pen More Information Delivery Info...

Price £70.13
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N-Virol Salt Neutraliser

N-Virol Salt Neutraliser is an aqueous surface treatment, specifically developed to overcome the problem of white salts on mineral building surfaces from new plasterwork to old stone. Can be used on brickwork and masonry before the application of render as part of a damp proof course. Neutralises the action of salts to prevent or reduce...

Price £23.03
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Flag Advanced Technologies Stain Cover +

Flag Advanced Technologies Stain Cover + is a solvent-based primer/sealer, stain sealer and bonding coat that dries for over-coating in only 1-2 hours. On interior surfaces, it has excellent hiding power providing outstanding stain killing and adhesion promoting properties. On exterior surfaces it has a unique formulation which delivers full...

Price £13.88
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Painting Over Stubborn Nicotine Stains

When the anti-smoking laws were introduced for public, commercial and industrial properties - including cafeterias and communal spaces - ingrained nicotine stains on walls, ceilings and unit surfaces became a problem to paint over. The same applies for public houses, whose walls and ceilings had had constant exposure to cigarette smoke damage for decades. Even now, years later, these troublesome and stubborn stains can still be seen coming through countless coatings of basic emulsion paint. This is due to generic wall and ceiling paints not being suitable for this 'specialist' and demanding task. Stain blocking paints can prime and top coat a surface, covering, sealing and getting rid of nicotine stains - leaving a fresh, clean and 'as good as new' finish. Throw open the windows this summer and once and for all get rid of ugly and browning nicotine stains.

Zinsser Cover Stain is designed for interior and exterior use, and can be used on walls as a white primer prior to overcoating with a coloured topcoat. Zinsser Ceiling Pro 5 in 1 seals water and smoke stains on ceilings, prolonging the life and white colouring of the surface without legacy stains recurring. For nicotine stained wallpaper, Zinsser Wallpaper Cover-Up is the ideal primer, sealer and stain-block in one to deliver a fresh, smooth matt off-white finish. Of course, this paint can be used any time to paint over wallpaper!

Painting Over Greasy Food, Coffee and Sticky Stains

Cafeterias, restaurants and food manufacturing plants are prone to greasy stains that are difficult to paint over. From deep fat fryers, grills, steamers, and even pizza ovens, the steam and condensation that stains surrounding walls can contain bacteria, which as well as cosmetically looking horrible, could be problematic when applying for and being assessed for a health and hygiene, or food preparation certificate. Those greasy stains, after preparation can easily be painted over with an appropriate stain blocking paint that is also easy to clean or paint over with a specifically coloured top-coat. 

Along with improving the adhesion properties of many surfaces, including those previously painted with a gloss finish, or aluminium, stainless steel, ceramic tiles, glass or vinyl, Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Plus can quickly mask and treat historical stain problems, like stubborn oil spots, rust, marker pens and graffiti. Available in a small range of pastel colours, it is suitable for interior and exterior use without it being a bold colour protruding through a new topcoat colour – it is advised to pick a colour as close to that of the topcoat as possible, though.

Painting Over Fire Damage with Stain Blocking Paints and Primers

Stain blocking primers can be used on internal and external surfaces, walls and ceilings, to stop the spread of grease, grime and dirt from continued exposure to a source - such as an oven, sink, bath, food, tea and coffee preparation areas, inks or smoke. Where there has previously been fire damage, the correct stain blocking primer can cover blackened, exposed and unsightly surfaces to allow for a white, light and bright top-coat again. Hallways, changing rooms, passageways and areas where light vehicular equipment has scuffed the walls can also be quickly remedied with a stain blocking paint covering the black scuff marks that otherwise come through when painted over with standard emulsions. 

Zinsser’s B-I-N has the capacity to cover, contain and treat smoke damage on panelling, wood trim, old wallcoverings and wallpaper, glossy paints, and clear finishes. This coating is a very versatile solution for many stains which can cause unhygienic or unapologetic odours. If you are looking to transform an old and well used fireplace in a public house, for example, B-I-N can bring its dated and dirty look up to date with a stylish, clean and welcoming finish for patrons and guests in this ‘online service review’ era.

Get Rid of Water Stains with The Right Stain Block Paint

Water damaged ceilings are one of the most noticeable and hard to ignore areas of stain damage. From leaking baths, roofs or bad plumbing, the browning yellow stain is one of the unsightliest stains in domestic environments. Many landlords face this problem with ex-tenants, but rather than wallpapering or painting over the stains with several coatings - apply a primer like Mathys Pegaprim Isofix, or all-in-one stain blocking paint to cover the stain, often in one coat. Of course, the source of the leak must be fixed first, and once that is done, a stain blocking paint can allow the damp area to breathe and dry-out, whilst covering it and sealing the damp from spreading any further, darkening or smelling worse.