Wood Primer

We stock a wide and varied range of wood primers, perfect for whatever project you have in mind. We deliver our wood primer all throughout Ireland and internationally. Give your wood the correct treatment with the correct primer paint for wood before you start into your big project.

What do primers actually do? Primers does a few things. First, it fills the grain in wood, giving you a smoother and more even finish. Secondly, it seals the wood meaning that your paint won’t just soak into the wood and go patchy. Finally, it means that you will not have to apply multiple topcoats to get the desired results. This improves results overall and saves time.

Before applying your primer, you will have to have put in some work yourself. You will have to rub the wood down with two or three grades of sandpaper, being very sure to follow the grain always.

Nitrocellulose Wood Primer

Nitrocellulose wood primers are known for their quick drying and excellent sanding qualities. Give yourself a quality base to work from and make something great with a NC primer

Nitrocellulose White Primer 103

High build fast drying primer with excellent sanding qualities

20 & 5L

Product Code: 210103

Nitrocellulose Grey Primer 030

High build fast drying grey primer with excellent sanding qualities


Product Code: 240030

Acid Catalyst Wood Primer

Acid Catalyst primers are a must when working with AC products. Our acid catalyst wood primer comes in grey, and is quick drying letting you get to work quickly. It is intended to be sprayed on and has excellent sanding qualities. Once this wood primer is applied, you can get to work with the next step in your project.

Acid Catalyst White Primer 100

High build primer with excellent coverage


Catalyst: 3900004

Mix: 10%

Product Code: 310100

Polyurethane Wood Primer

Polyurethane wood primers come in many variations, each with their own benefits. Get great sealing power with our selection of sealers that are sure to give you excellent finishes and amazing results. Our polyurethane wood primer is the perfect match up for our range of pigmented polyurethane paint.

PU White Premium Sealer 001

Premium High Quality PU Primer with excellent coverage

25 & 7 KG

Catalyst: 190025/190013

Mix: 50%

Product Code: 310100

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PU White Premium Sealer 001

Fast drying PU basecoat suitable for open or closed pore finishes

20 & 5L

Catalyst: 190025/190013

Mix: 50%

Product Code: 110026

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PU Clear Sealer 085

Premium basecoat with high filling power & excellent sanding

20 & 5L

Catalyst: 190025/190013

Mix: 50%

Product Code: 110085

PU Clear Self Sealer 101MT

Self Sealer PU product with silk like feel and good covering power

20 & 5L

Gloss: 25%

Catalyst: 190013

Mix: 50%

Product Code: 120101

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PU Clear Self Sealer101ST

Self Sealer PU product with silk like feel and good covering power

20 & 5L

Catalyst: 190013

Mix: 50%

Product Code: 120102

UV Wood Primer

Give yourself a high quality base to work from. UV wood primers are the perfect base for all your UV lacquers. A UV wood primer offers protection against UV damage from the sun meaning your wood will keep in top shape for longer. All of this, and its quick drying qualities make it the perfect choice for your next job.

UV White Primer 0011 Roller

UV white roller coat primer that offers tough durable foundation for PU or UV finish

25 KG

Product Code: 600011

Polyester Wood Primer

Polyester wood primers offer very high builds, sure to help fill any pores or gaps in the wood thanks to their high solid content.. They also have very little shrinkage, meaning that you will not have to deal with imperfections in the paint once you put on your topcoat. Polyester wood primer is most commonly used in closed pore cycles and modern furniture coatings.

PO White Primer 008

UV white roller coat primer that High build & extremely durable white Polyester Primer


Product Code: 640008

Water Based Wood Primer

Get an easy to apply, high coverage and high build white wood primer that is perfect for indoor use.

White Water Based Primer

Water based primer suitable for interior use with high covering power & excellent drying

5 & 20Kg

Product Code: 270020

Acrylic Wood Primer

AC Clear Self Sealer 014 SMT

Natural effect acrylic self-sealer suitable for high sun exposure & low gloss finish


5% Gloss

Catalyst: 190070

Mix: 10%

Product Code: 130014

AC Clear Self Sealer 016 MT

Natural effect acrylic self-sealer suitable for high sun exposure & Semi matt finish


15% Gloss

Catalyst: 190070

Mix: 10%

Product Code: 130016

The Best Way To Use Primer Paint for Wood

Ever thought about exactly what the right amount of coats of primer ought to be used on wood? In that case, you might be in the best place! We shall be discussing:

Essential things you must know about priming wood

  • What sorts of primer must be used
  • The amount of primer coats that needs to be used
  • Essential steps for priming wood
  • And much more!

If you have wondered how you can provide your bare surfaces with a great paint job, continue reading this informative article to discover each of the essential things you need to know how to accomplish just that!

A vital facet of any DIY project is priming wood, whether you have to repaint wood which has been painted numerous times or you need to prime bare surfaces. It is essential for both interior and exterior applications.

For professional painters, it is a good friend!

The explanation for this is when you want your brand-new paint to make the gorgeous color you are looking for as well as truly shine,then it is critical to ensure the wood surface is ready to take paint.

Yes, the wood grain should be prepared in order that it holds the colour. After all, wood can be very picky from time to time.

Every time a beautiful and finicky surface is treated properly the final result can turn out beautiful. There are a few key things that must be considered when painting wood and seeking to ascertain the exact quantity you might require for any project.

Previously Painted Wood vs. Unfinished Wood

One of the primary things that should be considered would be to see whether your wood surface is a bit of wood that should be painted or possibly is new wood. This is significant mainly because that unfinished wood carries a porous surface. Consequently it would absorb considerably more of the paint you are painting on the wood in comparison to wood that may be painted. This is certainly because of the fact that wood which was painted before will still hold onto a number of the old molecules of paint that happen to be deep in the wood grain.

Even when you are about to sand them back, it might not need several coats as totally bare timber or new wood. However, if you are focusing on a wood surface or plank which has been previously painted, primer should always be used on top to guarantee it holds on to the new colour effectively.

Colour & Quality Of Wood

Another major consideration when determining the volume of material that ought to be used besides the kind of primer that needs to be used, another necessary thing that must be considered is the calibre of the new wood.

By way of example, have you got a stained bit of wood that you are dealing with? If you have then you might want to think about using a tinted primer to coat the blocking stains thoroughly before you begin painting to make sure that it does not show throughout the paint colour.

Or are you dealing with wood that already is actually a dark colour? If you have, then two coats or more will most likely have to be used so they can also accept your paint colour. Then you have to consider using oil based primer/solvent based primers versus water based. Oil based primer and water based primer work differently – more on that below.

Where Are You Placing The Wood Item?

This can be a question that numerous people will not consider. Where will you be placing any project after it is actually finished? Will the furniture be utilized in high-traffic, high-touch situations or used for interior and exterior use?

If you have, then you might want to use more primer coats and maybe a blocking stains primer in order to avoid staining the newest paint colour down the line. A high quality coating will probably deal with this.

It will require some work to remove primer be it new or old undercoat paint.

If you are intending to get rid of primer from your walls or another large surface, then you may need to work with an electric powered sanding tool like a palm sander or orbital sander to complete the job efficiently and quickly. The proper decorating tools make the job much easier.

Remember if you are painting over an older wall you simply will not have to get rid of the existing primer and paint first. Instead, just smooth the top out by roughing it using 220 grit sandpaper and after that continue with painting. However, it is advisable to prime the wall and necessary if you want to paint over oil based paints when working with water-based undercoat paint.

What type of Primer Needs To Be Used?

Now we have discussed the way your new wood might be evaluated, this is actually the next most important question that must be addressed:

What sort of primer do I need to use?

Before jumping into this there is something we should address, which would be to stay away from self-priming paints! Why? Self-primary paints just do not get the job done well, especially on bare wood surfaces. Although in some situations it might be nice, they are certainly not ideal when you are attempting to actually reach the best quality finish coat.

There a number of choices from like oil based primer/solvent based primer. Let’s look at a few of the top primers to consider in different situations!

Just How Many Wood Primer Coats Must Be Applied To Wood?

This will probably vary depending upon the factors discussed above,  we will be outlining what you ought to look for when determining the amount of coats that you need to use.

When Should One Wood Primer Coat Be Painted?

In many cases one wood primer coat will likely be sufficient for wood surfaces when you might paint over a pre-existing coat of wood primer paint and on bare wood sometimes. So how will you tell when enough is enough?

When it seems like the surface is entirely coated with your selected wood primer after one coat and is fully dry to touch without having the capability to see through the wood, then perhaps you are good to go.

One more coat of undercoat paint might still be used unless you just like the shade of the paint job after painting one coat.

When Should Additional Coats Of Wood Primer Be Applied

The situations where additional coats of primer need to be used are situations where you will have a very worn-down bit of wood that may be needing plenty of coverage.

For instance, when you have a wood project that you are currently focusing on that is not covered before it might need two coats.

However, the simplest way to prepare this sort of wood before ever wearing primer is to actually sand it enough using high-quality sandpaper.

That will assist it to accept the paint color and primer a lot better.

Another situation where two coats may be required is in case you have an incredibly dark color you are dealing with and you wish to cover it over with white or possibly a bright hue of paint.

In this case, you have to be absolutely confident that the actual paint color is not going to show through after it is actually finished. Then you might need to use two primer coats and possibly an additional paint of coat.

Supplies Required To Prime Wood

Given that we have now discussed the most important things that you need to know before you begin to prime wood, let’s cover several of the key supplies that must be collected before starting.

Plastic drop cloths

Paint color

Primer of choice

Several paint brushes (one or more} for primer and for paint)

Painting mask that includes a ventilator

Sandpaper (several different grits)

Decorating Tools

5-Step Guide For A Way To Prime Wood For Painting

Step 1: Thoroughly Sand Your Wood

You are unable to avoid this task even when you are painting new wood.

Sanding allows your wood to get fully ready to accept paint and primer.

As mentioned before when you have a rough wood piece that you are dealing with like worn-out, old wood or palette wood make sure to use a number of grits of sandpaper to smooth the surface to accept primer effectively.

Step 2: Clean The Wood

Given that the wood is sanded enough to take your paint and primer fully, make use of an air compressor to completely eliminate every one of the small dust particles from your surface.

A damp rag can even be run across the surface to ensure it is free of dust. Just don’t work with a really wet rag because you don’t need to have extra moisture around the wood surface before you apply primer.

Step 3: Painting The Initial Primer Coat

As with painting almost any primer or paint you need to make sure you use enough to totally coat the wood. However, you don’t want a great deal so that it creates drip marks and additional goopy spots.

Just make sure it can be applied in even, clean strokes and that it is distributed well enough that it is coated evenly throughout.

Step 4: Optional – Use A Second Primer Coat

When you have chosen to use a second coat of primer, you must be sure that the first coat is fully dry before moving to an additional coat.

Next, take advantage of the same technique when painting the primer paint and make certain there are actually no extra gloopy spots around the wood.

Step 5: Apply Your Paint Colour

It is actually now time for you to finally start painting!

After the first coat of primer paint (and perhaps an additional coat) of primer is dry, it is actually now time for the first paint coat to get applied. Be sure you take advantage of the same method that you just did using the primer to successfully achieve a level coating. Carefully look for any spots where your primer color could possibly be peeking through.

You need to be sure that your paint color is even, strong and bold everywhere as soon as the first coat of paint is used. When you choose that another coat is necessary then put it on after the first coat has dried to make sure that no color is lingering through the wood or primer that may be coming through your paint job.

Some Final Ideas On Primer Being Used On Wood

So now you thoroughly know how your wood surface needs to be evaluated and find out just how much primer is needed.

There may be needless to say lots of space on every project for experimentation since each one of these is different and various steps are required.

Fortunately, wood is a straightforward surface to use with regards to dealing with paint once it is not covered with laminate, lacquer, or extra coatings.

So hopefully the following wood project will end up well so you attain the beautiful look you want.

Wood Primer FAQ