Prep & Primers

Provide your surfaces the best professional start with our collection of Preps & Paint Primers. Our extensive range includes a large number of high-quality items including basecoats, primers suitable for both interior and exterior surfaces such as wood/metal and flexible priming undercoats.

Paint Primer

Helping you create a flawless finish, paint primers have been designed to help provide a stable surface before applying your paint. With something suitable for every DIY project, paint primers are also a great way to help hide surface stains.

With a wide range of products to choose from, we stock the biggest brands including Zinsser, Leyland and Johnstone's Trade

Popular Paint Primers

Zinsser B-I-N Primer 

One of our favourite paint primers here at DCO, the Zinsser B-I-N Primer is the ultimate shellac-based primer, sealer and stain killer. Featuring a high level of adhesion, the Zinsser B-I-N primer works brilliantly on water stains, fungal degradation whilst also permanently blocking every kind of odour from smoke to pet odours. Suitable for both interior and exterior use, it dries within 15 mins and provide coverage of up to 12.5 m2 per Litre.

Johnstone's Trade Aqua Undercoat Paint 

Featuring a low odour, water based technology, the Johnstone's Trade Aqua Undercoat is suitable for using on both interior and exterior wooden and metal surfaces. Applying flawlessly, this water based primer undercoat has a quick drying time of between 1-2 hours and is available in a range of sizes to suit your project including 1L,2.5L & 5L.

Leyland Trade Acrylic Primer Undercoat

Suitable for using on plaster and wooden surfaces, the Leyland Acrylic primer undercoat is extremely fast drying and can be recoated in just 1-2 hours. Suitable for both interior and exterior use, this undercoat can be apllied by either brush or roller and is avaiable in white.

Why Use A Paint Primer?

Using a paint primer is an important step during painting and helps your surfaces to achieve a high level of adhesion, improve sheen and help cover any stubborn stains. Using a paint primer also helps to provide a brilliant colour and a smooth seamless paint application.

How Many Coats of Paint Primers Should I Apply?

How much primer you need will depend on the material and condition of your walls. For the best results, we recommend using one coat of primer before applying two coats of your chosen paint.

Priming Wooden Surfaces

Wooden surfaces are known for naturally being a porous surface and are susceptible to temperature, moisture and damage. so priming your wooden surface is something that we would always recommend.

If you're painting over a previously painted wooden surface, then we recommend giving your surfaces a light sand down to provide a high level of adhesion and a flawless, even finish. 

Priming Metal Surfaces

Similar to wooden surfaces, priming metal prior to applying paint is a super important step. Using an appropriate sandpaper or scraping tool, remove as much dirt and grease as possible and eliminate any rust, loose or flaking paint. Finally apply a new fresh coat of primer, after which the metal paint can be applied.

Where Can I Buy Paint Primer?

You can buy a wide variety of paint primers directly from Decorating Centre Online via our website. Simply choose your preferred brand and product, add it to your basket and continue to the checkout. We offer free standard delivery on all orders over £60.00 and can provide a next day delivery service if required.