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BEHR® Bonding Primer

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For painting projects that involve “tough-to-paint” Interior/Exterior surfaces, choose BEHR® Bonding Primer. It is specially formulated to bond to a variety of challenging substrates and reduces the need for sanding dense and glossy surfaces – making it an ideal primer choice for painting tile, glass, Kynar®, and vinyl. This water-based formula has a quick dry time and can be used under Alkyd, Oil, and Water-based topcoats.

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1 gal can of Behr Bonding Primer


Dries to a non-reflective finish that provides a sound anchor for paint.

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Use over properly prepared uncoated or previously painted interior and exterior surfaces.


300-400 Sq. Ft.

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    30 Min Dries to Touch
    1 Hr Ready to Topcoat

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    300-400 Sq. Ft.

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  • Over properly prepared uncoated and previously painted interior or exterior surfaces.
  • Ideal for Kynar®, PVC, vinyl, Formica®, glass, tile, glazed brick, fiberglass, chalky paints, glossy finishes, architectural plastics, and metals.
  • If using as a primer for epoxies, lacquers, products containing xylene or other hot solvents, allow to dry for 24 hours before topcoating; test for compatibility in a discrete area first before full coat application.
  • Not recommended for floors or horizontal surfaces subject to prolonged water contact.
  • For dramatic color changes, tint primer with up to 2 fl oz of colorant per gallon.


  • All surfaces must be properly prepared and cleaned.
  • While BEHR Bonding Primer is formulated to adhere without sanding, it is recommended that a small area be tested for adhesion prior to beginning the job.
  • Remove loose paint, wash off chalk, dirt and grease with detergent, rinse well and allow to dry.
  • Remove mildew stains with a mildew stain removing product.
  • Remove all dust with a damp cloth, allow to dry.
  • Remove loose rust, peeling paint and mill scale with a scraper, wire brush or sandpaper.
  • Clean bare metal surfaces in accordance with The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) specifications.

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  • Apply when air and surface temperatures are between 50-90°F (10-32°C).
  • Use a high quality 3/8-1/2" nap roller cover on smooth surfaces or 1/2-3/4" nap roller cover on semi-rough or porous surfaces, 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 requried, thin with water at a rate of no more than 1/2 pint per gallon.
  • Topcoat within 14 days.

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  • For disposal of empty containers, unused paint and soiled rags, contact your household refuse collection service.

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LIMITED WARRANTY: For one year from the date of purchase, Behr Paint Company warrants to the original consumer purchaser, (1) that the product meets Behr Paint Company manufacturing specifications, and (2) the performance of this product when applied according to the label instructions and specifications. If this product is found not to perform as specified on the label within one year from the date of purchase, Behr Paint Company 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. To the extent permitted by applicable law, any implied warranties including the implied warranties of merchantability and of fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to the duration of this express warranty.  Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation 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. To obtain warranty service, call 1-800-854-0133. Behr Paint Company 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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The 9 in. x 1/4 in. Polyester Adhesive Roller Cover has a hard texture, making it ideal for applying all types of adhesives to smooth surfaces. It can be used for stippling and applying sand paints.
The following product(s) is recommended when a topcoat clear finish is desired.
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