Our impressive Stain Eliminating Primer is a safe and effective bonding and stain eliminator in one! With 3 color choices, it’s perfect for all of your projects.
Clear Stain Eliminating Primer is excellent if you want to distress to show wood or do color washes while sealing in tannins and stains. The clear primer will appear milky white in the can but it does dry clear.
Gray Stain Eliminating Primer is excellent if you plan to use reds, blues, purples, grays, and blacks. Superb coverage, preserving rich color while sealing in tannins and stains.
White Stain Eliminating Primer is excellent if you plan to use a light color. Priming is especially important if you are painting anything white that is a Depression-era piece!
The surface must be clean and free of dirt, grease, grime, wax, and chalk. Remove all loose or flaking paint by scraping, wire brushing or sanding. Fill all holes and cracks and any voids or surface imperfections.
Stir product with a circular, lifting motion until the product is uniform throughout.
Wise Owl Stain Eliminating Primer may be applied by brush and roller or by spray. For best brush application results, use a quality nylon/polyester brush and a 3/8” nap cover. It may be thinned with up to 10% water for spray application.
Dry to touch in 1 hour, reapply in 4 hours under normal drying conditions. Sealing some stains may require two coats and a longer reapply window to allow the primer to dry thoroughly prior to finishing. This dry time is what seals in those stains and tannins.
After painting, wait 24 hours to apply the top-coat.
Clean-Up: Clean brushes and rollers in soapy water immediately after painting.
Priming is especially important if you are painting anything white that is a Depression-era piece! I cannot stress this enough. These things will BLEED! Clean well and always use our stain eliminating primer before painting these.
Woods that are notorious for bleeding are Mahogany and Cherry
It is recommended to prime with Wise Owl Primer before using the One Hour Enamel for extreme adhesion of the paint to surfaces. This increases durability and longevity. Cabinets, tile, and floors should ALWAYS be primed without exception.