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Johnstone's Trade Universal Primer White

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Johnstone's Universal Primer is a solvent-borne primer formulated for interior and exterior use on new or bare wood, metal, plaster and masonry.

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Johnstone's Trade Universal Primer is an all-purpose primer that can be applied to interior or exterior wood, metal, plasterboard, masonry walls and more. A solvent-based formula that adheres to the surface rather than is absorbed, it aids adhesion of the chosen top coat.

Applying Johnstone's Trade Universal Primer

For best results, apply liberally using a brush or roller to a clean, dry surface. Always ensure good ventilation when applying solvent-based products.

Johnstone's Trade Universal Primer

  • Can be applied to multiple surfaces
  • Easy to apply
  • Aids excellent adhesion for the chosen top coat
  • Weight 1.000000
  • Application Method Brush, Roller
  • Product Application Brush or Roller
  • Coverage 12m2 Per litre
  • Touch Dry 4-6 Hours
  • Recoatable 16-24 Hours
  • Thinning White spirit
  • Number of Coats 1
  • QTY in Pack 1 Pack
  • Surface Interior Walls , Exterior Walls, Interior Wood, Exterior Wood, Metal
  • Water or Oil Oil Based
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Can you use Johnstone's Trade Universal Primer on old galvanised bare metal?
Yes, you can use Johnstone's Trade Universal Primer on galvanised bare metal - old or new.
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