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Multi-Purpose Oil Based Primer

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Choosing an Interior Paint Sheen

Sheen refers to paint’s shininess. When deciding on paint sheen, consider the condition of the wall and whether the area is high/low traffic. Here’s a partial list to get started:

  • Flat or matte sheen provides great depth of color and is ideal for less-than-perfect surfaces.
  • Eggshell, pearl and satin sheens are light, easy to clean, work great in high traffic areas, and reveal color with a softly polished glow.
  • Semi-gloss sheens are particularly durable and are often recommended for moldings and trim.

Choosing an Exterior Paint Sheen

Our super-premium products offer the same durability and washability in all sheens, so the selection of the finish is more of a personal preference. But here are a few things to remember:

  • Flat is good at hiding surface imperfections and delivers beautiful color.
  • Satin stays cleaner and stands up to abrasion better than Flat.
  • Semi-Gloss is more moisture resistant and easier to clean.
  • High-Gloss allows rich, deep color but magnifies surface imperfections.

Choosing a Stain Finish

Stain opacity levels range from clear to solid, with the amount of pigment in a stain determining its opacity. Translucent, Semi-Transparent, and Semi-Solid Stains are designed to protect without completely obscuring the natural color and texture of wood. As the opacity moves towards solid, less grain shows through the finish. In contrast, solid stains will completely mask the wood grain, while allowing the wood texture to show through, and the greater its protection will be over time.

What is VOC?

VOC means Volatile Organic Compounds. The paint industry is filled with definitions of what “green paint” is. Other manufacturers use tints that add VOCs to their paints, but Benjamin Moore’s waterborne tinting technology ensures that our paints retain their low – or zero-VOC properties.

A premium quality alkyd primer is a universal favorite when a quality under coater, sealer and stain blocking primer is needed. It can be used over oil or latex paint and performs equally well under all Benjamin Moore architectural finish coats.

  • Excellent adhesion and sealing for interior surfaces
  • Excellent hide
  • Stain blocker

 

  • Available Colors: White, Deep Base
  • Sheen (or Gloss): Primer
  • Cleanup: Solvent
  • Resin Type: Alkyd
  • Recommended Use: Interior
  • MPI Rating: 5, 45, 136
  • VOC Level: 344.0

 

Shed-Resistant Professional Roller Covers

For superior performance with all paints and enamels, we recommend Benjamin Moore shed-resistant roller covers. The dense, white, woven fabric resists matting and reduces spattering for a clean job. Shed-resistant roller covers lay down the smoothest, most lint-free finish – the choice for professional results, no matter what the coating.

Black China Bristle Professional Brushes

Benjamin Moore black China bristle professional paintbrushes are custom-formulated and recommended for all Benjamin Moore oil-based coatings. They hold a large volume of paint and promote a smooth finish.