Get Your Walls Paint-Ready with the Perfect Primer

BENJAMIN MOORE QUALITY PAINT

Primers

A selection of our best primers.

Fresh Start

When only the very best will do, choose premium quality Benjamin Moore Fresh Start primers. Their unsurpassed performance ensures a successful project with superior results. Fresh Start primers are specially formulated for any type of substrate preparation and provide a complete system that is designed to maximize the performance and longevity of the Benjamin Moore topcoat.

FRESH START LATEX

A premium quality, 100% acrylic interior primer that adheres to nearly every surface. Enjoy the product’s quick dry time and environmentally friendly low odour/low VOC.

Excellent adhesion and sealing for interior surfaces

  • Quick drying
  • Easy application
  • Low VOC, Low Odour
  • Mildew Resistant

FRESH START OIL

A premium quality alkyd primer is a universal favourite when a quality under coater, sealer and stain blocking primer is needed. It can be used over oil or latex paint and performs equally well under all Benjamin Moore architectural finish coats.

  • Excellent adhesion and sealing for interior surfaces
  • Excellent hide
  • Stain blocker
  • Minimal odour

Zinsser 123 PRIMER

Rust-Oleum® Zinsser® Bulls Eye 1-2-3® Water-Base Primer

There’s a reason Rust-Oleum® Zinsser® Bulls Eye 1-2-3® Water-Base Primer is our most popular primer. This premium, whole-house primer-sealer provides outstanding performance indoors and out, with low odour, great flow and levelling and a flexible, acrylic formula.

  • Water-base primer-sealer
  • Interior and exterior
  • Sticks to all surfaces without sanding
  • Seals stains, graffiti and tannin bleed
  • Mold & mildew resistant film
  • Rust inhibitive – great for new metal
  • Fast 1 hour dry time

Rust-Oleum® Zinsser® Odorless Oil-Base Stain Blocker

When you need the stain-blocking performance of an oil-based primer—without any solvent odour—choose Rust-Oleum® Zinsser® Odorless Oil-Base Stain Blocker. This low-VOC primer is specifically designed to seal tough stains in indoor areas where people are present.

  • Seals stains from water, fire and smoke damage
  • Oil-base performance when odour is a concern
  • Non-yellowing, dries flat, sands easily
  • Use with all topcoats

Rust-Oleum® Zinsser® Cover-Stain® Oil-Base Primer

Get ultimate hiding power indoors and out with Rust-Oleum® Zinsser® Cover-Stain® Oil-Base Primer. This whole-house primer-sealer is a favorite with professionals. Use it to block stains, hide dark colors, prevent tannin bleed and penetrate and seal exterior wood.

  • Interior and exterior
  • Best exterior wood sealer
  • Blocks cedar & redwood bleed
  • Seals water, smoke & nicotine stains
  • Sticks to all surfaces without sanding
  • Dries in 1 hour

Rust-Oleum® Zinsser® B-I-N® Primer

Looking for a “silver bullet” primer that covers everything unwanted? Use the one contractors keep in their vans: Rust-Oleum® Zinsser® B-I-N® Primer. As the original, shellac-base primer-sealer, nothing is better at permanently blocking stains, odors and wood knots.

  • Shellac-base primer-sealer
  • For interior and spot exterior use
  • Greatest stain sealer
  • Seals knots and sap streaks
  • Seals pet, smoke and musty odors
  • Sticks to all surfaces without sanding
  • Lightning fast dry – recoat in 45 minutes

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