Are you looking for the best primer paint for your next project? To refresh your walls, cabinets, furniture, or exterior surfaces, you need a high-quality primer to prepare the surface for a flawless finish. That's why at Complete Paint & Supplies, we're proud to offer a wide range of Benjamin Moore primers that can suit any need and budget.

If you've ever walked into a paint store, you'll most likely have seen the name Benjamin Moore floating around. It's a trusted name in the paint industry, with over a century of experience and innovation. They designed their paint primers to provide superior adhesion, coverage, stain blocking, and durability. They also have low odor and low volatile organic compounds (VOCs), making them friendly and safe for the environment while also being safe to use indoors.

But how do you choose the right paint primers for your project? There are many factors to consider, such as the type of surface, the surface's condition, the topcoat's color, and the desired finish. To help you decide, we selected three of our best-selling Benjamin Moore primers and highlighted their differences and benefits. First, let's look at why primer matters.

Why Primer Matters

Before you dip your brush into that vibrant paint color, laying the proper foundation with a quality primer is essential. But what is primer paint, and why is it necessary?

Benjamin Moore primers act as the canvas for your paint. They create a smooth, uniform surface, enhancing paint adhesion and ensuring the most accurate color representation. Here are some key reasons why primer matters:

  • Improved adhesion: Priming surfaces allows the paint to adhere better, preventing peeling, cracking, and flaking.
  • Enhanced durability: Primers provide an extra layer of protection, extending the life of your paint job, especially in high-traffic areas such as doors, entryway walls, and railings.
  • Uniform appearance: Primer evens out surface imperfections, ensuring a consistent and professional finish. 
  • Cost savings: Using a primer can reduce the number of paint coats you need, saving you time and money.

Undercoater & Primer/Sealer

This alkyd primer is for interior wood, hardboard, masonry, plaster, and metal surfaces. It has excellent sealing and hiding properties, making it ideal for covering stains, knots, sap streaks, tannin bleeding, and other imperfections. It also provides a smooth and uniform base for the topcoat, enhancing its color and gloss.

You can apply Undercoater & Primer/Sealer with a brush, roller, or spray. It dries quickly and sands easily. After you prime a surface, you can topcoat it with latex or alkyd paints. It's available in White and Deep Base.

Aqua Lock Plus Primer Sealer

You can use this multipurpose waterborne primer on interior and exterior surfaces such as wood, drywall, plaster, masonry, metal, and PVC. It has exceptional adhesion and sealing qualities, making it suitable for surfaces you still need to paint or those you want to change. It also has excellent stain blocking and mildew resistance, making it ideal for high-humidity areas such as bathrooms and kitchens.

Aqua Lock Plus Primer Sealer is an exceptional primer to apply with a brush, roller, or spray. It doesn't take too long to dry and has a low odor. Like the Undercoater Primer Sealer, you can topcoat it with latex or alkyd paints. It's available in White, Black, and Deep Base.

Fresh Start® Premium Interior Primers

Fresh Start® Premium Interior Primers are perfect for making drastic color changes to your walls. If you want to switch from a red wall to a green well, this is the line of primers you want to choose from. This line boasts excellent adhesion, prevents stains, and gives you the perfect starting point for your painting projects.

Stix® Waterborne Bonding Primer SXA-110

Stix® Waterborne Bonding Primer is the best adhesion you can find. If your painting project includes difficult surfaces such as PVC, vinyl, plastic, glass, or galvanized metals, this primer stays on like nothing else, giving you an excellent base to finish your painting projects.

Get Your Benjamin Moore Primers Today

As you can see, Benjamin Moore primers are versatile and reliable products that can help you achieve the best results for your painting projects. If you want to learn more about these primers or any other products we offer at Complete Paint & Supplies, please visit our website or contact us today. We are your one-stop shop for all your painting needs in Northwest Michigan and the Eastern Upper Peninsula, including:

  • Petoskey
  • Charlevoix
  • Boyne City
  • Harbor Springs