BEHR® Drywall Plus Primer & Sealer No. 73

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BEHR Drywall Plus Interior Primer & Sealer is fast-drying and seals uncoated and previously painted interior drywall, wallboard, wood and brick to promote a uniform finish for topcoats. This 100% Acrylic formula provides outstanding adhesion and hiding properties for topcoat products.

A non-reflective finish that has excellent performance under a flat or eggshell paints.
Best for use in
23-37 m2

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30 Min Dries to Touch
1 HR Ready to Topcoat

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23-37 m2

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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. Bright or deep colours require a tinted primer. Use tint formulas as required by topcoat. Colourants should not exceed 118 mL of colourant per 3.79 L.

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PreparationBlank space if empty.
  • 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.
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  • Apply when air and surface temperatures are between 10-32°C.
  • Use a high quality 10-13 mm 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 250 mL per 3.79 L. Bright or deep colours require a tinted primer.
  • Have this product tinted close to topcoat colour with no more than 118 mL of colourant per 3.79 L.
DisposalBlank space if empty.
  • 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 1-800-661-1591.

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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. The clause of limitation of liability which follows is inapplicable in Québec. This warranty excludes (1) labour and costs of labour 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. The above provisions are not intended to operate where prohibited by law. This limited warranty is the only warranty provided by Behr Process Corporation unless extended by a provincial consumer statute. To obtain warranty service, call 1-800-854-0133 ext. 2, or contact Behr Process Corporation at 2750 Centre Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2A2L3. 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® Drywall Plus Primer & Sealer is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 51.
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 A must! This stuff is great for getting a full coverage of surface!
Date published: 2021-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to apply. Used this to prime drywall in my shop. Went on easy and covered well.
Date published: 2021-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Primer We are in the process of painting our new home's interior and am using this primer on all of our walls. It is premium quality and makes such a difference in the finishing of the walls. The clean up is super easy, since it is water based. We have always loved BEHR paints and their range of products work so well together.
Date published: 2021-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect sealer! Made the job a one coat job, saved us lots of time.
Date published: 2020-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy on and great coverage! I used this in my remodeled living room. easy application and great coverage. Very happy!
Date published: 2020-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth Application with Excellent coverage! I am a DIY that recently landed a job fixing, cleaning, repairing rentals. The pony wall was severely water damaged. I used Behr Drywall Plus primer sealer that absorbed the porosity of the patch then painted to match. It was so much easier than a regular primer that never seems to stop soaking in. In fact, it worked so well that after I scraped the heated crayon flowers (designed by a renter and their child) off the walls in this room, I used the Behr Drywall Plus primer/sealer to cover the residual crayon too. Although not recommended, I had the product and it worked great keeping the crayon from bleeding through. This is an excellent product!
Date published: 2020-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect drywall coverage I used this product to remodel my bathroom. I am very pleased at the coverage of one coat. This paint worked out so well I have since bought two more gallons for other rooms in the house. Very happy with my results!
Date published: 2020-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy with the way this product works! We added on to our house and used this to prime all the new drywall. It went on easily and made the walls accept the paint that followed with ease! Would definitely recommend and use again.
Date published: 2020-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from espectacular really happy with the paint it really seal the water leaks
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good cover Good cover, used on drywalls and concrete surfaces
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great finish I bought this a few months ago and I love everything about it! It helped having this alot! I'm happy with it!
Date published: 2020-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great finish I bought this a few months ago and I love everything about it! It helped having this alot! I'm happy with it!
Date published: 2020-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use! We re-did our bathroom and I used this for the greenboard/drywall in the bathroom. It went on easily and provided a great base coat for the paint.
Date published: 2019-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Project is complete and we are so happy with the out come. Thank you Bear for great product.
Date published: 2019-09-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Primer? This primer should be stamped "REQUIRES REDO". Primer and Sealer must prime and seal. Not too much to assk for.
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product So happy I bought this paint. It performed excellently, needed to to cover new sheet rock.
Date published: 2019-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great coverage I tinted the primer to match my paint color, it turned out so nice that it looked as if it was painted already! I like it.
Date published: 2019-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As advertised One gallon covered 380 sq feet primer worked well for next coat,white
Date published: 2019-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Primer I'm remodeling my house and bought primer for the drywall and paint for my bedroom also semi gloss for my bathroom ceiling
Date published: 2019-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great drywall sealer Sprayed new drywall in four large rooms. Sealed it beautifully! Easy to work with and dried quickly. I had a great experience with this product and highly recommend it.
Date published: 2019-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked great! We bought this for our entire house. The drywall finisher applied it for us. This was the only thing we did to our garage and it looks great!!
Date published: 2019-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Drywall plus and primer did a great job I bought this product to seal my dealings after I took down popcorn. The drywall plus and primer did a fantastic job of sealing everything.
Date published: 2019-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Value Had this tinted to increase coverage. Covers great. Plan on lightly sanding before topcoat.
Date published: 2019-08-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not i8mpressed i bought this about a month ago for my bathroom remodel. The paint went on well and looked good. However after I painted the finish coat over it and the countertop fabricators used tape on it to measure fir the countertop, the paint peeled off all the way to the drywall when the tape was removed. I am not impressed with the adhering power of the primer. I would expect the primer to stick to the drywall even if the top coat peeled off.
Date published: 2019-07-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wonder why I even took the time or $$$ Hung new drywall and wanted to make sure that the paint would stick. I use Behr paint so I decided to use the primer also. I waited 3 months before applying painters tape to help keep my line straight on some shelf brackets I installed. I took off the tape and the paint came with it. I know it’s the primers at fault because the paint color is only on the finished side only. This happened in a few other areas also. I am going with a different brand of primer from now on. Bad choice. Save your money and your time when applying primer. Choose anything different than Behr Drywall Primer.
Date published: 2019-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Primer We bought this six weeks ago and it did a great job.
Date published: 2019-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I bought this when i remodeled my home and this stuff is great i wont use any other brand.
Date published: 2019-03-01
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