BEHR® Acrylic-Alkyd Enamel Undercoater

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For excellent performance under higher sheen paints, choose BEHR® Acrylic-Alkyd Enamel Undercoater. It is specially formulated to have outstanding flow and leveling application similar to oil-based primers, but with easy soap and water clean-up. This product has a quick dry time and blocks medium to heavy tannin stains – making it an ideal primer choice for painting doors, trim, and cabinets.

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Finish
Dries to a non-reflective finish which helps create a smooth topcoat appearance.
Best for use in
Wood, Ferrous Metals, Drywall, Vinyl, and on Glossy Surfaces or Oil-Based Paint
Coverage
250-400 Sq. Ft. per Gallon

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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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Soap & Water
Clean-Up

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Protect
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  • Over properly prepared uncoated and previously painted Interior/Exterior surfaces.
  • Ideal for Wood, Ferrous Metals, Drywall, Vinyl, 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.
  • FOR EXTERIOR SURFACES: For new or uncoated wood, use a product such as BEHR PREMIUM® No. 63 All-In-One Wood Cleaner.
ApplicationBlank space if empty.
  • Apply when air and surface temperatures are between 35-90°F (2-32°C).
  • Use a high quality 1/4-1/2" nap roller cover, nylon/polyester brush or an airless sprayer (.015-.019" 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, follow with a complete primer coat.
  • Two coats may be needed over stains and woods that contain tannins.
  • 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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LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY

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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