Created a better bond for topcoats with a wood primer
Professional Paint Supplies has handpicked the best primer paints for wood available from trusted manufacturers like Advanced Technologies, Coo-Var, Flag, Rustins, Sadolin and Zinsser.
Unfinished wood should always be primed prior to painting, as it helps fill in the wood grain and creates a smooth surface for the finish coat. If you paint a new surface without primer, you may find that you will need more paint as the surface will soak up the paint.
Some paints include a 2-in-1 paint and primer, so it is worth checking before you buy. Even if the surface has been painted before, an undercoat or primer paint will still give you a smoother finish before the topcoat is applied.
If you are looking to cover up odours and stains, then it is also worth considering whether you need a water or oil-based primer. Water-based primers are typically better for blocking stains, while oil-based primers are better for surfaces that are used often such as doors.
Available in different variants, it is important that the right basecoat paint is chosen for the job. Some wall primers create barriers to stop wood from bleeding, others focus on being flexible, fast drying and easy to clean. Our range of wood primers includes various colours and finishes suitable for all types of budgets or applications.
Advanced Technologies Wood Primers: Non-toxic and hypo-allergenic, Advanced Technologies Ultimate Primer is a shellac-based primer that blocks stubborn stains and is touch dry within 20 minutes.
Coo-Var Wood Primers: Suitable for all timbers, especially high resinous types, Coo-Var Aluminium Wood Primer is an oil-based primer that contains aluminium and helps prevent staining on knotted or resinous timber.
Flag Wood Primers: Manufactured in the UK, Flag Shellac Sanding Sealer is a gloss finish that works best if the wood is sanded before applying to ensure a perfect finish.
Rustins Wood Primers: Ideal for interior and exterior use on a range of bare wooden surfaces, Rustins Aluminium Wood Primer seals the surface, providing an effective barrier against moisture while offering great adhesion for subsequent coats of paint.
Sadolin Wood Primers: Offering 10 years of durable protection, Sadolin Superdec Opaque Wood Protection is a durable, long-life finishing paint for cladding and exterior joinery.
Zinsser Wood Primers: Boasting unparalleled adhesion to any surface without sanding, Zinsser B.I.N Primer, Sealer & Stain Killer Paint permanently blocks odours and is touch dry in just 15 minutes.