Sherwin-Williams makes it easy to get the right primer for any surface you want to paint.

A primer coat is often overlooked. However, applying primer is a necessary step tot mask any existing stains, hide an intense existing color or to seal newly installed drywall. Other advantages include a smoother finish, prevention of mildew and protection of your topcoat to keep it from peeling. You can even use a shaded prirmter to maximize color results for bold, deep, vivid or transparent hues.

Multi-Purpose Latex Primer

  • General purpose whole-house primer for multiple surfaces
  • Versatile uses- interior and exterior
  • Blocks stains

Adhesion Primer

  • Tightly bonds to slick and glossy surfaces

White Pigmented Shellac Primer

  • Highest performing primer for sealing out the toughest stains and odors in one coat

Oil-Based Wood Primer

  • Penetrates and seals bare wood for strong adhesion and a long lasting finish

Latex Wood Primer

  • Adheres to previously painted surfaces and bare wood where stain blocking is not required
  • Smoothest, most luxurious finish
  • Great for wood trim, doors and walls
  • Allows finish coat to achieve full and consistent sheen

Concrete & Masonry Primer

  • Seals and adheres to concrete, brick, stucco and plaster
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Sherwin-Williams Primers

Explore our range of primers designed to meet the challenges of specific surfaces.

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