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BEHR® Bonding Primer

BEHR® Bonding Primer

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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Dries to a non-reflective finish that provides a sound anchor for paint.
Where to Use
Use over properly prepared uncoated or previously painted interior and exterior surfaces.
300-400 Sq. Ft.

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Where to Use

  • 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.

Usage Summary

30 Min Dries to Touch
1 Hr Ready to Topcoat

300-400 Sq. Ft.

Soap & Water

from Freezing


  • 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.


  • 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.


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

To consult with a Behr Certified Coatings Professional, call Behr Pro Hotline Toll Free number at 1-877-776-3961 (U.S.A. only).