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Benjamin Moore primers ensure the best possible results by providing a proper foundation for every finish coat. Our general purpose primers combine superior performance, such as excellent adhesion and sealing with great application properties, such as excellent flow and fast recoat times. Our task specific primers are considered best in class, balancing the need for oustanding functional performance with ease of use.

Ryan Gibbs

Stix is the best adhesion primer I've used. It just sticks and imo is the best foundation for any tricky substrate. Just to note, rubs down beautifully and covers great. The high hiding primer far exceeds anything I've used before for coverage and hide. Will obliterate anything in two and it most cases one.

Both level superb!

6 years ago

Tehomas Bow

Great primer, excellent hiding qualities goes on very well, sands well and sits down beautifully. 10/10 this is my primer of choice from now on.

6 years ago

Matthew Wright

I purchased a gallon of insl-x stix primer to coat up some melamine wardrobes. It was quick & easy to apply & sanded down great. I was doubtful any primer would give me the adhesion i required but this primer proved me wrong!

7 years ago

Adam Henry

Fantastic all round water based primer.

It has good adhesion on properly prepared surfaces.

Like other Benjamin Moore products easy to apply, good at obliterating strong colours, and surprisingly does well at blocking tannin and old water stains.

8 years ago

Gareth Thompson

This high-hiding primer has to be the best primer on the market. Its opacity, levelling and stain blocking capabilities on a quite difficult timber with high tannin levels was truly outstanding. Take it to yet another level when sprayed with an wagner xvlp 3500 unit, an excellent product all round.

8 years ago

Craig Brooks

The high hide is a great primer that adheres well to surfaces. I have used it to paint a flat panel fake wood (melamine?) door. The primer adhered well and dried quickly.

Compared to some others on the market its very low odour too, which is a definite plus!

8 years ago

Adam Pearce

I went to visit these guys and they are knowledgeable and welcoming. The primer is fantastic, I used 2 coats to cover some dark purple lines and it worked perfectly. I am sold on Benjamin Moore paint.

8 years ago

David Crossman

Easy and quick to apply. Fast drying. Good adhesion.

8 years ago

Sam Graham

Fantastic Primer! Easy application and sticks to surfaces very well.

9 years ago

High-Hiding All Purpose Primer

  • Our highest performing multi-surface 100% acrylic primer that delivers maximum hide and ensures a uniform finish for all surfaces
  • Provides superior adhesion and is more forgiving over difficult substrates
  • Excellent all-round stain blocker
  • Great flow and levelling
  • Fast drying
  • Low VOC, Low odour
  • Mildew resistant
  • Interior/Exterior Use
  • 100% acyrlic latex
  • Soap and water clean up
  • Available in white
  • Low sheen (7-12 @ 85°)
  • Click here for more about our Sheen Levels

Insl-X® Stix®

  • Acyrlic-urethane bonding primer-sealer
  • Unparalleled adhesion to challenging surfaces
  • Cures in temperatures as low as 1.5°C
  • Creates extremely hard film
  • Excellent enamel holdout
  • Compatible with almost any top-coat
  • Easy to sand
  • Low odour
  • Suitable for ceramic tile, PVC, Vinyl and plastic, glass and glazed block, glossy paint, fibreglass and galvanised metal
  • Interior and exterior use
  • Soap and water clean up.
  • Click here for more about our Sheen Levels

Fast Sanding Primer

  • An acrylic formula that sands to a powder after only one hour, yielding a smooth base coat that is ideal for an ultra-smooth top coat.
  • Ready to sand in one hour.
  • Ideal for projects requiring a fast turn around.
  • Acrylic formula.
  • Excellent flow and leveling.
  • Outstanding sealing and holdout.
  • Low-VOC.
  • Ideal for priming new interior wood surfaces as well as plaster and plasterboard.
  • Interior use only.
  • Soap and water clean up.
  • Available in white.
  • Low sheen (3 – 7 @ 60°)
  • Click here for more about our Sheen Levels

* VOC stands for volatile organic compound and is measured in accordance with EU directive 2004/42/EC.
Click here for more information.

Multi Purpose Primer

  • A 100% acrylic, multi surface primer suitable for interior and exterior application.
  • Quick drying - 1 hour recoat.
  • Formulated to supress light stains.
  • Strong adhesion to interior and exterior substrates.
  • Low VOC.
  • Mildew resistant.
  • Suitable for a variety of interior surfaces such as new or previously painted wood, ply, plasterboard, ceiling tile and plaster.
  • Suitable for a variety of new of new or previously painted ecterior surfaces such as wood, aluminium, vinyl siding, concrete, masonry, brick and non-ferous metals.
  • On hard, non-porous surfaces, such as glazed ceramics and non-ferrous metal, maximum adhesion and hardness may take 3-4 days to develop.
  • Click here for more about our Sheen Levels

* VOC stands for volatile organic compound and is measured in accordance with EU directive 2004/42/EC.
Click here for more information.

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