Below are the industry's top primers, epoxies, masonry waterproofers, polyurethane enamels and more to service special elements of painting projects. For more on primers, go here to see our blog article "Why do I need to prime?" in Upper Village Life.
Fresh Start® Premium Interior Primers
Our Fresh Start premium primers come in both latex and oil based formulations to ensure the best possible results by providing the proper foundation for every finish coat. They combine the excellent adhesion and sealing desired in an interior primer with the added benefits of being low odour and quick drying. Choose from specialty products that solve problems with stains, moisture damage, and other common issues. Go here to see the full family of Fresh Start® Premium Interior Primers.
PARA PREMIUM PRIMER - High hiding latex primer-sealer specially formulated for interior surfaces: new gypsum board, new dry plaster, masonry, plaster and masonry repair. May be topcoated with alkyd or latex Premium paint.
PRIMETECH PRIMER - A solvent-based stain blocking primer formulated for interior and exterior surfaces. May be top coated with any solvent-based or water-based paint.
SUPERSTICK PRIMER - A good quality 100% acrylic tintable water-based primer sealer and undercoater designed to be applied under deep colour finishes. Provides good adhesion to previously painted surfaces and is mildew resistant.
The Super Spec line offers a complete portfolio of primers for residential and commercial use.
Super Hide Primer
Spatter resistant, has reliable hide, qualifies for LEED®, low odor, zero VOC.
For commercial and residential applications. Interior wall and ceiling surfaces in commercial and institutional environments. For new or previously painted interior wallboard, masonry, and wood; and for primed or previously painted plaster, or metal.
Super Spec HP DTMs
These products are the most widely used coatings for the maintenance business and have been modified to offer additional protection and or application properties. DTM, direct to metal, products that play a dual role as both primer and finish. Available in Acrylic, Alkyd and Alkyd with Urethane.
Odor Less is a low odor, modified synthetic primer-sealer carried in a special solvent that dries quickly and is effective over many different stains, including: water, tannin, smoke, rust, pencil, ink, nicotine, and coffee. Odor Less primes, seals, and protects and can be used on bare or previously painted surfaces; interior drywall, plaster, wood, or masonry; and exterior masonry surfaces. Can be used as a spot primer for exterior wood shingles/composition siding.
Seal Lock™ Plus
Seal Lock Plus is an alcohol-based interior primer/sealer that stops bleeding on plaster, wood, metal, and masonry. It helps block and lock down odours from smoke and fire damage and is an ideal replacement for pigmented shellac. Seal Lock Plus may be used as a primer for porous substrates or as a sealer/stain blocker.
Alternative to shellac, excellent stain blocker, seals porous surfaces
Dries tack free in 15 minutes
BULLS EYE 1-2-3® WATER-BASE PRIMER
A whole house, universal interior and exterior, water-base stain-killing primer-sealer. Excellent adhesion to glossy surfaces, including tile and enameled trim. Low odour and easy-to-apply with great flow and leveling. Breathable, flexible acrylic formula resists blistering and peeling.
PRODUCT FEATURES: 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
B-I-N® SHELLAC-BASE PRIMER
The original pigmented shellac stain-killing primer-sealer. Great for knots, water stains, fire and smoke damage. Best interior new wood primer. Dries in minutes; recoat in 45 minutes. Seals in tough stains, pet, smoke and fire odours. Great under all topcoats.
PRODUCT FEATURES: 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.
COVER-STAIN® OIL-BASE PRIMER
An all-purpose oil-base stain-killing primer-sealer. Ideal for interior and exterior applications. Recoat in only one hour. Great for cedar bleed. May be used under any oil-base or water-base topcoat. Convenient 13-oz. aerosol spray is great for spot priming stains.
PRODUCT FEATURES: 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
100% Solids Epoxy Coating
100% Solids Epoxy is a two-component, high-build epoxy. It is formulated for use as a one-coat application on interior concrete floors subjected to industrial chemicals and fumes. This product can also be used in severe exposure applications subjected to heavy abrasion and vehicular traffic.
100% Solids Epoxy Pre-Primer
100% Solids Epoxy Pre-Primer is formulated for use on both clean, rusted steel and prepared masonry. For rusted steel where extensive surface preparation is needed, but not logistically possible, the penetrating properties and extended dry time — 16 hours at 77 °F (25 °C) — of this two-component epoxy seal crevices and other imperfections, promoting better adhesion for subsequent coats. For prepared masonry surfaces, V155 penetrates and seals, providing an excellent foundation for subsequent coats of Corotech epoxy floor coatings. The unique, 100% solids formula of V155 drives out moisture and forms a sealed epoxy barrier that inhibits future corrosion.
Pre-Catalyzed Waterborne Epoxy — Eggshell
Pre-Catalyzed Waterborne Epoxy is extremely durable and easy to use. It is a single-component epoxy that performs like its two-component counterparts, yet without odor. This eggshell finish is well suited for moderately severe industrial exposures and high-traffic areas that require frequent cleaning. (Not suitable for use on floors.)
Rust Scat Polyurethane Enamel is a rust-preventative coating that delivers exceptional hardness and durability. Formulated with a urethane-modified alkyd resin, it can be applied to interior or exterior ferrous or non-ferrous metals. (Not intended for use over galvanized metal.)
Waterborne Amine Epoxy
Waterborne Amine Epoxy is formulated to provide superior chemical, abrasion and impact resistance. The highly cross-linked film provides years of service in industrial and commercial applications and is particularly suited for use on concrete floors subjected to severe service conditions.
BENJAMIN MOORE PAINT EXTENDER
A premium waterborne extender for Benjamin Moore waterborne premium paints. Use as a thinner and open time extender for all Benjamin Moore's interior or exterior latex paints when application conditions require it. Specially formulated to enhance the application properties of our premium products without adverse effects on dry film properties. Proprietary 100% acrylic. Very low VOC and very low odour. For interior and exterior use.
TRIM MAGIC® Clear Ultra High Build, Water Based Bonding Primer Sealer and Filler can help reduce the time spent on surface preparation and prepares trim and frame surfaces for latex topcoating.
High build, water base primer
Bonds to old paint, wood, T1-11, PVC, aluminum and more
Low VOC, low odour
Dries hazy / clear and accepts latex topcoats
UMA’s advanced technology has both primer and adhesive-like properties. A quick drying, white bonding primer / sealer that provides excellent adhesion. Can be tinted. for tough-to-paint surfaces: glass, tile, Formica, metals, many plastics, wood and other construction materials including Kynar® and silicone polyester pre-coated siding. Accepts all topcoats, bonds / seals to hard-to-paint surfaces, excellent wet adhesion, low VOC, low odour.
Aqua Lock™ Plus
Aqua Lock Plus is a multipurpose, 100% acrylic, water-based primer/sealer for outstanding everyday stain blocking on a variety of surfaces. It adheres to interior and exterior surfaces and can be top-coated with latex or oil-based coatings.
Stix® Waterborne Bonding Primer
Stix Waterborne Bonding Primer is a premium-quality, acrylic-urethane primer-sealer with unparalleled adhesion to the most challenging surfaces, including glossy tile, PVC, vinyl, plastic, glass, glazed block, glossy paint, pre-coated siding, fiberglass, and galvanized metals.
TuffCrete® Waterborne Acrylic Concrete Stain
TuffCrete Waterborne Acrylic Waterproofing Concrete Stain is a water-reduced acrylic concrete coating designed for application to interior or exterior masonry surfaces. It may be applied in one coat, as a stain, or in two coats for an opaque finish. Waterborne acrylic formula.
Non Fading, Fast Drying, Rugged, durable finish, Resists detergents, oils, grease & scrubbing
For interior or exterior masonry surfaces
Hot Trax is a high-performance, ready-to-use, epoxy-fortified acrylic concrete and garage floor coating that resists hot tire pick-up and marring common to driveways and garage floors. Hot Trax seals and protects concrete from chemicals, water, oil, and grease. This durable, low-satin finish resists cracking and can also be used on exterior concrete, masonry, stucco, cinder block, and brick. Low-VOC, Resists hot tire pick-up, Interior or exterior use, Recoat in 24 hours.
Park vehicles in 5-7 days, Qualifies for LEED credit.
DRYLOK® Masonry Waterproofer
Latex Base DRYLOK® Masonry Waterproofer is a low odor, water clean-up formula for waterproofing all interior, exterior, above or below grade masonry walls, cinder and concrete blocks, stucco, brick, retaining walls, basements, and foundation. No pre-mixing or pre-wetting necessary.
Fresh Start® Premium Exterior Primers
Our line of exterior Fresh Start premium primers ensure the best possible results, especially when sealing and priming new or previously painted wood and weathered surfaces. The need to use these products varies from job to job and can range from problems with stains, moisture damage, cedar or redwood bleeding and other common issues. Here are the products to choose from when needing an exterior primer. Go here to see the full family of Fresh Start primers.