PREMIUM PLUS® Drywall Primer & Sealer

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For excellent performance under flat and eggshell paints, choose BEHR PREMIUM PLUS Drywall Primer & Sealer. This 100% acrylic formula is more versatile than PVA primers, making it ideal for wood, woodboard, drywall and other porous surfaces in all your home's low-moisture rooms. It also seals untreated wood, and it's tintable to allow for dramatic color change.

A non-reflective finish that has excellent performance under a flat or eggshell paints.
Best for use in
Ideal for Drywall, Plasterboard, Wallboard and Wood.
250-400 Sq. Ft. per Gallon

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Product Usage

30 Min Dries to Touch
1 HR Ready to Topcoat

250-400 Sq. Ft 
Coverage per Gallon

Soap & Water

from Freezing

Where to Use

Over properly prepared uncoated and previously painted Interior surfaces in low-moisture areas. Ideal for Drywall, Plasterboard, Wallboard and Wood. Not recommended under SATIN, SEMI-GLOSS and HI-GLOSS paint.

Usage Summary
  • All surfaces should be properly prepared and cleaned.
  • Remove loose paint, wash off dirt and grease with detergent, rinse and allow to dry.
  • Remove mildew stains with a mildew stain removing product.
  • Scuff sand glossy surfaces and repair imperfections.
  • Remove all dust with a damp cloth, allow to dry.
  • 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, 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. Bright or deep colors require a tinted primer.
  • Have this product tinted close to topcoat color with no more than 2 ounces of colorant per gallon.
  • 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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PREMIUM PLUS® Drywall Primer & Sealer is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product We are doing a whole house remodel complete with all new Sheetrock. Been using a lot of this primer and it works great. Makes for a perfect starting point to then add our paint of choice.
Date published: 2019-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One coat on new cieling I was very happy with the coverage of the primer on my new cieling that was built in my living room. One coat covered all of the spackle even in the darkest areas and allowed the paint to spread smoothly on top of the primer. Made painting the cieling a little less painful.
Date published: 2019-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked great Using it in a garage that we built 22 years ago and it worked great.
Date published: 2018-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product It did as supposed. Paint went on in one coat after.
Date published: 2018-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Coverage and Sealing Follow the directions and you should get great coverage and sealing.It served me well on on a large reno.
Date published: 2018-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product Good coverage and easy to apply, very happy with product
Date published: 2018-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Coverage! I bought this primer & sealer because of a friend's recommendation and it did not disappoint! The coverage was great and covered my basement project. It covered my walls quickly and it was nice to be able to apply the BEHR Marquee Eggshell paint over it.
Date published: 2018-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked excellent in sprayer Finishing bonus room and we used this to seal drywall. Worked excellent. Spread evenly with sprayer or roller.
Date published: 2018-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I have used this many times, never disappointed.-my tip, have it tinted color your are painting room, easier to cover and you can get a heads up if you love the color.
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good value Bought to Prime new drywall. Had to use a couple coats but all in all it was a great value for the cost.
Date published: 2016-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never looking back! I live in a very old house, with wood panel, so it's not very pretty... or practical. However with this primer my walls have never looked more fresh! Never looking back :)
Date published: 2015-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from On new drywall this was the perfect product We had painters come in and spray all our new drywall, and then paint. All products were Behr and these painters had never used Behr. They were as impressed as we were. Our walls are still perfect!
Date published: 2014-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome This really works well. covers all seams and hides marks well.
Date published: 2012-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great cover Husband and I used this Primer/Sealer to cover our garage walls. The walls were 6yrs old ,bare and never painted. First we filled and sanded all holes. Walls were in good shape no stains or anything. The Primer/Sealer was sucked up alot but expected that. Went through almost 5 gallons for a 2 car garage including ceiling. Went on good and dried good. smell only lasted 1 day. Now can't wait to decide on a color and paint over it. Left Primer white and didn't tint it. Very pleased and would use again.Can't see holes or seams. .
Date published: 2012-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!! I love this primer! One coat was all it took on the walls and I put 2 coats on the ceiling and tthen its done!
Date published: 2012-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes a Big Project a little easier My husband and I have completely gutted out our home and sheetrocked it back up. Our first choice for the primer/sealer was Behr. We used the paints in the past and have NEVER been disappointed. This was no different. The coats go on smoothly, coverage is amazing and dried quickly so we didn't have to sit and wait to continue with our project. LOVE BEHR!
Date published: 2012-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from primer Great primer, needed to paint over replumb job. Several areas with new dry wall. Primer went on smooth and flawless!
Date published: 2011-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product All that I painted covered in one coat. I would use this product again
Date published: 2011-09-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worked Great This worked great for painting our garage walls. Now it looks more complete. The only downside - my husband spilled a good amount of paint on the garage floor! But we had plenty of paint left over and Behr's price point was spot on, so we weren't too worried. Ha! Would definitely use again.
Date published: 2011-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from New Basement I used this product on a newly finished basement. The coverage was above average and easy to apply. One coat of primer and two coats of paint were more than enough to complete the project. Spend the extra money for a qulity product from Behr.
Date published: 2011-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A first i was skeptical I needed a light color paint to cover our daughter's bedroom. It was a bright pink and purple since she was a baby. She needed a new look entering into double digits. (10) Her name is Cyan, so she wanted a cyan colored room. I was afraid that any color i bought wouldn't cover in 2 or 3 coats. I spent the extra money for this brand with primer in it. What a relief!!! it looks beautiful and only took one coat. Thank you Behr for putting a smile on her face, and making life easier. Lloyd
Date published: 2011-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A New Home Must! This was perfect for our "new home in the process". We had a tinted color that made our wall colors little darker, and only need one coat! It was so flawless, which is a rarity with building your own home. Thank you, Behr, for making one step to making our house a home easy as pie.
Date published: 2011-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have! This primer did a wonderful job of saving us on multiple paint coats! Being that it is considerably cheaper than buying extra paint this stuff keeps the drywall from sucking the life out of your more expensive paint. One layer will get the job done, no need to be too neat as it goes on any surface well. It is paint ready in about 30 mins to an hour, fast setting! Highly recommend
Date published: 2010-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sealer sealed new drywall effectively so that fewer coats of the final paint were needed for maximum beauty.
Date published: 2010-09-20
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