Benjamin Moore Fresh Start All-Purpose Oil Based Primer (C085) Gallon

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Benjamin Moore Fresh Start All-Purpose Oil Based Primer (C085) Gallon

by Benjamin Moore

A premium quality, interior and exterior, low VOC alkyd primer that provides excellent adhesion, sealing and stain blocking properties. This all-purpose primer is formulated to suppress most stains including crayon, graffiti, grease marks, tannin bleeding, water stains, asphalt, creosote, rust and smoke stains. This all-purpose primer can be used over oil or latex paint and performs equally well under all Benjamin Moore® architectural finish coats. Fresh Start® All-Purpose Oil-based Primer gives you the ability to recoat in the same day.

  • Clean Up/Thin with Mineral Spirits
  • Coverage per Gallon - 550-650 sq. ft.
  • Dry Time - To Touch 1.5 Hours; To Recoat 3 – 4 Hours

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  • Stain Blocking
  • Interior / Exterior and Low VOC
  • Superior tannin blocking
  • Can be top-coated with either latex or oil-based finishes
  • Application
    Stir thoroughly before and occasionally during use. Apply 1 or 2 coats as received in the container. Two coats provides maximum sealing and stain suppression. When spot priming, double-coating or applying finish coat, allow at least 3-4 hours between coats.
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    1. Over all
      Thick but does the job.

      Fantastic primer for exterior wood. After you adjust to the thickness, it is easier to work with and covers very well. Most importantly, it provides a great, consistent base for the finish coat.
      I recommend this!
    2. Over all
      WOW is this stuff too thick to use out of the can.

      This primer is so thick you barely get two brush strokes before it turns to glue on you, and at the same time, it will form runs minutes after you've applied it. It seems useful for spot priming scraped bare spots on cedar or redwood because it has so much build and hiding power, but I can't imagine priming a large area with this. Thinning it improved it but I still hated working with it.
      I recommend this!
    3. Over all
      Too thick.

      I used this oil-based primer today at the request of my paint dealer; they want some feedback about it. The odor is different from most primers but not objectionable. It covered very well. The primer MUST be thinned; it is too thick and drags. Thinning does not hurt the paint but probably voids its VOC rating. Thin it.
      I recommend this!
    4. Over all
      Good, but...

      This primer works well, but only if you thin it by about 10% with 'paint thinner'. The label says not to but what do they know... Straight out of the can it's too thick, is ropey, and readily leaves curtains. But, it DOES sand well.
      I recommend this!
    5. Over all
      Like painting with paste

      Stay away from this primer
      I recommend this!

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