BEHR® Multi-Surface Stain-Blocking Primer & Sealer

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For a versatile primer that's excellent for stain-blocking, adhesion and sealing Interior/Exterior surfaces, choose BEHR® Multi-Surface Stain-Blocking Primer & Sealer. This 100% styrene acrylic formula resists medium to heavy stains, and can even be used on metal, aluminum and to cover old oil-based paint. It's also tintable, so it's great when you're looking to make a color change. This is also a low odor, low VOC formula.

Dries to a non-reflective sheen which minimizes the appearance of minor surface imperfections.
Best for use in
Over properly prepared uncoated and previously painted interior/exterior surfaces
250-400 Sq. Ft. per Gallon

Read important application instructions to ensure optimum paint performance.

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Product Usage

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30 Min Dries to Touch
1 HR Ready to Topcoat

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250-400 Sq. Ft 
Coverage per Gallon

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Where to UseBlank space if empty.
  • Over properly prepared uncoated and previously painted Interior/Exterior surfaces.
  • Ideal for Masonry, Stucco, Drywall, Galvanized Metal, Ferrous Metals, Vinyl, Aluminum, Wood, Concrete and on glossy surfaces or oil-based paint.
  • Bright or deep colors require a tinted primer.
  • Have primer tinted close to topcoat color with no more than 4 ounces of colorant per gallon.
Usage SummaryBlank space if empty.
PreparationBlank space if empty.
  • All surfaces should be properly prepared and cleaned.
  • Remove loose paint, wash off chalk, dirt, and grease with detergent, rinse and allow to dry.
  • Remove mildew stains with a mildew stain removing product.
  • Scuff sand glossy and metal surfaces and repair imperfections.
  • Remove all dust with a damp cloth, allow to dry.
  • Allow new masonry stucco, concrete, concrete masonry units (CMUs), and split-faced block to cure for 7 days and test pH prior to applying primer.
  • The pH must be 13.0 or lower before coating.
  • Remove efflorescence with a mixed solution of one part vinegar and one part water, rinse thoroughly with clean water and allow to dry.
  • FOR EXTERIOR SURFACES: For new or uncoated wood, use a product such as BEHR PREMIUM® No. 63 All-In-One Wood Cleaner.
  • Etch galvanized metal with a concrete and masonry cleaner and etcher. 
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  • Apply when air and surface temperatures are between 35-90°F (2-32°C).
  • Use a high quality 3/8-1/2" nap roller cover, nylon/polyester brush or an airless sprayer (.015-.021" spray tip, 60 mesh filter).
  • Stir primer occasionally.
  • Do not thin if using a roller or brush; however, if using a sprayer and thinning is required, thin with water at a rate of no more than 1/2 pint per gallon.
  • Spot prime patched areas first, then follow with a complete primer coat.
  • Two coats may be needed over heavy stains and tannin-rich wood.
  • On stained surfaces, topcoat in 4 hours; for heavy stains, topcoat in 16 hours.
  • Topcoat within 30 days.
DisposalBlank space if empty.
  • For disposal of empty containers, unused paint and soiled rags, contact your household refuse collection service.


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Behr Process Corporation warrants to you, the original residential consumer purchaser, the performance of this product as described on this label for so long as you reside in your home. THIS WARRANTY IS NOT VALID WHEN THE PRODUCT IS NOT PROPERLY APPLIED TO A PROPERLY PREPARED SURFACE OR CARED FOR IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LABEL DIRECTIONS. This warranty is not transferable. If this product is found not to perform as specified on the label during the warranty period, Behr Process Corporation will, at its option and upon presentation of proof-of-purchase (the original receipt), either furnish an equivalent amount of new product or refund the original purchase price of this product to you. This warranty excludes (1) labor and costs of labor for the application or removal of any product, and (2) any incidental or consequential damages, whether based on breach of express or implied warranty, negligence, strict liability or any other legal theory. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state. Note to residents of the State of New Jersey:  The provisions of this warranty, including its limitations, are intended to apply to the fullest extent permitted by the laws of the State of New Jersey. To obtain warranty service, call 1-800-854-0133. Behr Process Corporation reserves the right to inspect any and all application of the product prior to processing your claim made under this warranty.

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BEHR® Multi-Surface Stain-Blocking Primer & Sealer is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 67.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved my ceilings! I was suggested to purchase this product after my painter forgot to apply primer to new drywall before painting on the interior color. As an architect, I know that forgetting to apply new drywall primer is a critical mistake as it can lead to future bubbling and peeling of paint if left alone. We sanded all the walls and ceilings down and used this multi surface primer and sealer to save our brand new drywall! So far so good as it has not peeled and is surviving the colder weather.
Date published: 2018-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outdoor Posts The Paint rep at Home Depot recommended this exterior paint. She told me I would need 2 coats...only needed 1 coat for the columns on the house. Top notch!
Date published: 2018-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great Work wonderfully and my trim work and front door looks awesome. Even after the dogs getting dirt and mud on the door it cleaned up and continues to look new. No fading.
Date published: 2018-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Primer Worked well. Good coverage, Used for walls, ceiling and trim. Primer bonded well to any surface that it was used on.
Date published: 2021-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from impressive results on many surfaces I had this applied several years ago and it has endured through many seasons
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product I had my porch repaired and used this on the new wood. Does what it us supposed to. I always buy Behr products.
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best ever I never use a primer better. Always use Bear for all my proyects.
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Quality Effective Product Used BEHR Multi-surface Stain Blocking Primer with durability and making the most of my labor in mind, can tell just by application this is going to hold up and provide many years of sealed in stain blocking awesomeness.
Date published: 2021-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent BEHR is excellent, We painted our house a year ago, we live in an area where there aren’t trees around the house and it with stood the heat.. the price is right would highly recommend this brand
Date published: 2021-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Got the Job Done I used this for priming a deck and it worked perfectly.
Date published: 2020-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ill never use another primer! This all purpose type primer was the pefrect consistency and I was about tobuse less then a gallon on dark brown walls and 1972 walnut finished wood. I just finished my bathroom redo and was able to use this to do the walls and cabinets. I noticed how sticky it was just on my clothes and hands. As I was cleaning up that night you can feel the grip on the dry primer and the cover was amazing! Finally made this bathroom livable.
Date published: 2020-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful coverage We painted my house the first of June as the previous paint on my steel siding was blistering and peeling.
Date published: 2020-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good multi service primer I have used this product as prep for painting interiors, exteriors, and metal dock roofs and have always had great results.
Date published: 2020-06-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad experience with HDepot I was sold the multi surface primer to do a plywood porch floor. I applied a coat at 5 pm in the evening but primer was still sticky the next morning. No rain and warm night so it should have been dry. Waited till afternoon but no better. I tried to wash and scrape primer off the floor but it was stuck and impossible to remove. Now I have a sticky mess. Went back to store but got no help. Came home and called Behr. Behr tells me that the primer is not made for floors and have should not have been applied. Now I have a mess and don't know where to go. No help so far from HDepot.
Date published: 2020-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product Very pleased with this product. Has a very nice finish and covers all the stains very well.
Date published: 2020-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Results! We just purchased this product and we were very pleased with the results.
Date published: 2020-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thank You Behr for a QUALITY product This product was recommended by one of HD paint section employee. My deck paint started to bubble up after the first rain season. Scarped the old paint and primed the deck with Behr Multi Surface Product and BAM problem solved. Thank you Behr
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worse primer ever! DO NOT BUY IT!! Bought 10 gallons of this junk, after the recommendation of the paint guy at Home Depot and had the ceilings and walls of my house painted. This garbage peels right off, in HUGE sections. Extreme waste of time, labor of my painter and the paint, thousands of dollars down the drain, not to mention more time in a hotel while my house remodel is extended longer. In the video we took, the painter is removing painters tape, and HUGE sections of paint too! Paint shouldn't come off when peeling painters tape off! Completely ridiculous, DO NOT BUY THIS!!
Date published: 2020-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great primer! Covered well, no dripping. I bought this to seal drywall and and prime wood trim. I normally use a competitor brand but decided to try this. I won’t go back to the other brand. This product worked great. Good coverage, no drips,
Date published: 2019-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product It covered all stains and dried quickly. I actually used it instead of paint over my previously painted wood. I did not even need to paint over this primer. It blended in with the paint that was there from before. I didn't even need to paint the entire door, only used it on the stains from hand marks, and dirt.
Date published: 2019-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Covers Great Any primer that covers Black Paint is A Ok in my book
Date published: 2019-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I bought this 2 months ago and I definitely love this primer. Works for concrete and also wood. It really dries up in 30 mins and i love the way that is waterproof. So far is the best brand of paint that I been using in this humid- rainy climate.
Date published: 2019-09-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Didn't do what it claims First, I am a 30 year career painter, I have tried many water based primers and stain blockers and this one is no better than the rest... The dry time is way longer than stated. Simple water stains bleed right thru. Niciten comes right thru. Don't want the money on this expensive primer, pay half the cost for original kilz, it does the job.
Date published: 2019-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product used the product for priming my porch floor. 425 three inch full 5/4 tong and grove southern yellow pine. I primed all 6 sides with two coats. It worked very well with my sprayer no thinning right out of the can .
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good coverage This product has awesome coverage! I was told for the size of room I painted that I needed three gallons. I only used one for both first and top coats. Very impressed with the quality!
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Behr Mult-Surface Primer I bought this so that I could prep my back deck to be restrained. I’m very Happy with it. Now I’m hoping that it last as long as it claimed on the can. I’m sure that it’s going to.
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint Great white white color great coverage to hide imperfections thick paint easy to brush on
Date published: 2019-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage Used this on a concrete basement wall, and it covered well, with one coat. Great product, would be happy to use again, in the future.
Date published: 2019-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT COVERAGE I bought this primer to cover my concrete patio floor. I patched a few cracks in the cement first and covered most of the imperfections. After applying this primer, the floor looked smooth and blemish free. I could have used this coat as a white base for my stencil and it would have been perfect! I used the rest of the primer to paint my stucco walls on the patio - these were previously painted and the paint was peeling. It covered the previous paint so well that you couldn't even notice it was previously painted. Very happy with this product purchase!
Date published: 2019-08-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from a little bit dissapointed i have always used other products....since i really like Behr, i decided to try primer and sealer....not a good idea. Cons : odor to strong, it needed 2 coats. Pros : good price.
Date published: 2019-08-08
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