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 Use
  • 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 Summary
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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 4.7 out of 5 by 49.
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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great stuff I bought a house and definitely need some paint. Worked like a charm.
Date published: 2019-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Just finished priming and painting the deck. I was told I didn't need a primer but I decided to use it anyway. Covered nicely.
Date published: 2019-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greate sealer I defentily recommend to seal ceilings that has leaks
Date published: 2019-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for my basement ceiling We bought this primer for my basement ceiling. It was low odor. Dried fairly quickly and provided great coverage. We will definitely buy this product again
Date published: 2019-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to apply Product was easy to apply, very thick to cover, not a horrid smell for most primers. We applied after wall paper/glue removal and were very happy with the ease. We love Home Depot and behr paint!!
Date published: 2019-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Behr multi-surface stain blocking primer & sealer I used Behr's multi-surface stain blocking primer and sealer on my stained, rough concrete and block basement walls. I scraped and wiped the walls down first. The paint quickly applied, no odor, and no second coat needed and it did not take long to paint. I was only able to apply to 1/2 of the walls. Will complete when the weather breaks. I don't work well in humid hot weather. I can't wait to finish it and move on to the ceiling and floor.
Date published: 2019-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bonding and dries fast! This is the primer I choose,worjks great,bonds well and dries fast for getting the job done. Clean up is the only problem,it sticks to everthing,bushes,roller covers combined with fast drying,can make clean up difficult.I use them and throw away to solve this problem,thank you
Date published: 2019-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint! Extremely happy with the paint! Will definitely use it again.
Date published: 2019-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I will buy more in the for future project around my house
Date published: 2019-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well but a little thin Have been using a lot of this over the years. It has good adhesion but is'nt particularly thick so it doesn't have great coverage. Redwood and cedar need multiple coats to cover well.
Date published: 2019-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features! Painted our whole house and I love it! It’s like a brand new house and love the color!!
Date published: 2019-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best primer ever! I am a professional painter I wouldn't use anything else with this primer
Date published: 2019-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable I have used Behr stains on the exterior of my home (siding and decks) and love it. Great coverage and durability
Date published: 2019-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from easy application great product would use again or another project
Date published: 2019-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adhesion adhesive This stuff sticks to everything... have used it for years well satisfied... Time will tell okay..
Date published: 2019-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked incredibly well, with no color bleeding. No other brand of primer would prevent the red paint from bleeding through. Behr was was finally used and worked with one coat.
Date published: 2019-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pressure treated primer Always questioned if I could successfully paint pressure treated wood, but this primer/ sealer did the trick. It's my go-to primer.
Date published: 2019-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for paneling I've been using gripper from Glidden for years, thought I would give this Behr primer a shot. After wiping down paneling with deglosser, I was able to get good coverage with one coat.
Date published: 2019-01-29
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