Interior PrimersWelcome to Taurus Paint Company

Primers are important for successful interior painting projects. They create a uniform surface, provide better adhesion, quickly hide existing paint color, and cover blemishes, thereby reducing the number of coats of interior paint you’ll need. Come to Taurus Paint for the finest selection of top-quality primers in the area.

Fresh Start® Premium Primers

Our complete line of premium primers ensures the best possible results by providing the proper foundation for every finish coat. Choose from specialty products that solve problems with stains, moisture damage, tannin bleeding and other common issues.


    Natura® Zero-VOC Primer (511)

    A low odor, zero VOC, 100% acrylic interior latex primer sealer. With spatter resistant properties. Ideally suited for residential applications. Fresh Start® Natura® Zero VOC Primer (511) does not have the odor of conventional primers which contain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s). Always use Fresh Start® Natura® Zero VOC Primer (511) as a first coat when a low-odor, VOC-free primer/finish system is required.


    Enamel Underbody Primer (217)

    This alkyd-based primer is recommended for wood trim, doors, cabinets and other surfaces where an ultra-smooth topcoat is desired. It provides a high film build that sands easily. For interior use on new wood, pre-primed metal, or previously cured plaster. Formulated specifically as an under-coater for gloss or semi-gloss enamels.


    High-Hiding All Purpose Primer (046)

    A superior quality, interior/exterior 100% acrylic primer that delivers maximum hide and ensures uniform finish. It is the product of choice when a significant color change is required. It provides superior adhesion and is more forgiving over difficult substrates. Additionally, this product is effective in sealing and suppressing most bleeding type stains. In cases of severe bleeding, a solvent based primer should be used to prevent stains from reappearing.


    Multi-Purpose Oil Based Primer (024)

    An alkyd primer that is a universal favorite when a premium quality undercoater, sealer and stain blocking primer is needed. This primer was formulated for suppressing most bleeding type stains including crayon, graffiti, grease marks, tannin, water stains, rust stains, and smoke. It is quick drying with the ability to recoat in one hour.


    Multi-Purpose Latex Primer (023)

    A premium quality, 100% acrylic interior and exterior primer that combines many of the qualities desired in a primer: excellent adhesion and sealing properties with the added benefits of being low odor and quick drying. It provides the versatility required for all your interior and exterior project needs

Insl-X Specialty & Problem Solving Primers

Insl-x® offers high-quality, specialty and problem-solving primers for interior and exterior to meet a variety of needs. From a multi-purpose latex primer to a synthetic resin sealer, Insl-x® is known for quality every day and specialty primers. Insl-x® primers have formulas focused on solving specific issues. Almost any priming need can be solved by using one of these Insl-x primers.

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    Odor Less

    Odor Less is a low odor, modified synthetic primer-sealer carried in a special solvent that dries quickly and is effective over many different stains, including: water, tannin, smoke, rust, pencil, ink, nicotine, and coffee. Odor Less primes, seals, and protects and can be used on bare or previously painted surfaces; interior drywall, plaster, wood, or masonry; and exterior masonry surfaces. Can be used as a spot primer for exterior wood shingles/composition siding.

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    Seal Lock™ Plus

    Seal Lock Plus is an alcohol-based interior primer/sealer that stops bleeding on plaster, wood, metal, and masonry. It helps block and lock down odors from smoke and fire damage and is an ideal replacement for pigmented shellac. Seal Lock Plus may be used as a primer for porous substrates or as a sealer/stain blocker.

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    Prime Lock™ Plus

    Prime Lock Plus is a fast-drying alkyd resin coating that primes and seals plaster, wood, drywall, and previously painted or varnished surfaces. It ensures the paint topcoat has consistent sheen and appearance (excellent enamel holdout), seals even the toughest stains without raising the wood grain, and can be top-coated with any latex or alkyd finish coat.

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    Stix® Waterborne Bonding Primer

    Stix Waterborne Bonding Primer is a premium-quality, acrylic-urethane primer-sealer with unparalleled adhesion to the most challenging surfaces, including glossy tile, PVC, vinyl, plastic, glass, glazed block, glossy paint, pre-coated siding, fiberglass, and galvanized metals.

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    Aqua Lock™ Plus

    Aqua Lock Plus is a multipurpose, 100% acrylic, water-based primer/sealer for outstanding everyday stain blocking on a variety of surfaces. It adheres to interior and exterior (spot prime) surfaces and can be top-coated with latex or oil-based coatings.

Specialty & Commercial Primers

Benjamin Moore offers a variety of specialty and commercial primers to ensure the best possible results for your project.


    Super Kote 5000® Acrylic Latex Primer

    Super Kote 5000 Primer is a vinyl-acrylic primer and sealer for interior drywall and plaster. It is quick drying, produces little odor, and is easy to apply. Super Kote 5000 Primer demonstrates excellent holdout, providing a strong foundation for latex or oil-based finishes.


    Eco Spec® WB Interior Latex Primer

    A low odor, zero VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds), 100% acrylic interior latex primer sealer with spatter resistant properties. Ideally suited for commercial, facility management, and residential applications. Eco Spec® WB Interior Latex Primer (N372) does not have the odor of conventional primers which contain ingredients known as VOC’s. Always use Eco Spec® WB Interior Latex Primer (N372) as a first coat when a low-odor, VOC free primer/finish system is required.


    Super Spec Latex Vapor Barrier Primer Sealer

    A specially designed interior latex primer sealer that provides a film with low vapor permeability. This fast-drying, non breathing primer-sealer acts as a moisture vapor barrier when applied on interior walls and ceilings. Ideal for wallboard or plaster surfaces Perm rating of .5 when tested under ASTM E 96.


    Super Spec® Latex Enamel Undercoater & Primer Sealer

    An acrylic blended latex primer designed for multiple uses. Ideal for sealing a variety of porous and non-uniform surfaces, including wallboard. Performs equally well underneath either Benjamin Moore’s latex or solvent based paints.


    Ultra Spec 500 Interior Latex Primer

    A professional-quality interior waterborne primer based on a proprietary acrylic resin. It qualifies for LEED® credit and passes the most stringent environmental standards.


    Sure Seal™ Latex Primer Sealer

    A high-quality, 100% acrylic latex primer designed for a wide range of interior and exterior projects. It delivers strong adhesion for all surfaces and excellent stain blocking and resistance in a low odor/low VOC formula.


    Super Spec® 100% Acrylic Masonry Sealer

    For interior or exterior use, Super Spec Masonry Sealer is engineered to penetrate and seal the surface of new or previously painted masonry surfaces. The result is the proper foundation for ensuring excellent adhesion to subsequent surface coats. Available in white or clear, Super Spec Masonry Sealer can be applied to masonry with ph levels as high as 13.

Super Spec HP Primers

Benjamin Moore offers a broad range of Super Spec HP primers to ensure the best possible results for whatever finish coat you choose. These quick dry universal primers are formulated to use under many generic finish coats.


    Super Spec HP® Universal Alkyd Metal Primer P07

    This quick dry universal primer is formulated for use under many generic types of finish coats. It offers excellent rust inhibition and good adhesion. The coating serves as a barrier coat which will keep hot solvent from attacking conventional coatings. This primer performs well when priming is essential before the generic type of the finish coat has been chosen.


    Super Spec HP® Alkyd Metal Primer P06

    Interior/Exterior primer for ferrous metal substrates such as structural steel, metal buildings, fences, equipment, stairs, railings, and general maintenance painting. Provides excellent long term corrosion control and outstanding adhesion properties. The ability to penetrate provides good performance over hand or power tool cleaned surfaces.


    Super Spec HP® Acrylic Metal Primer P04

    This unique waterborne, acrylic primer minimizes flash rusting and protects steel from corrosion. Its low odor formula is ideal for use on interior and exterior ferrous and galvanized metal. This primer can be applied to slightly damp surfaces and adheres well to most hard to coat substrates. It can also be used to prime masonry substrates.