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Best Water-Based Primers

Selecting the best water-based primer for your home painting project gets you started on the right foot. At Hoover Paint, we carry the best water-based primers in Tennessee to help make your project successful. This includes General Finishes, Zinsser, and Benjamin Moore water-based primers. We have everything you need for your next painting project, and we are excited to help find the best water-based primer possible.

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What is a Water-Based Primer?

Water-based primers both prime the surface for paint and provide a base protective layer to protect the surface. For instance, if you're painting furniture, the water-based primer keeps pen marks, scuff marks, and soot or dirt from staining the surface.

Water-based primers can also be referred to as acrylic or latex primers, while oil-based primers are also referred to as alkyd primers. If you're unsure which one you need, one simple thing to keep in mind is that oil and water don't mix. So, you want to use a water-based primer with a water-based paint and vice versa. 

Benefits of Water-Based Primers

You can use a water-based primer for all of your interior projects. This includes painting wood kitchen cabinets, drywall, and basement floor- as long as you are also using water-based paint. Oil-based primers were once the best choice for most projects. But,  as technology has advanced, water-based primers have gotten better and better, and now there are many situations where they are preferred over oil-based primers.

Here are a few benefits of selecting a water-based primer:

  • Fast drying
  • Easy clean-up
  • Low VOC
  • Accentuate the color of your chosen paint
  • Prevents bubbling
  • Helps the paint apply smoothly without peeling, flaking, or bubbling

Best Water-Based Primers

Selecting the best water-based primers for your project doesn't have to be complicated. We've already run the comparisons at Hoover Paint, so we can offer the best. It's just a matter of choosing which is best suited for the unique needs of your project.

  • Ultra Spec 500: Best Benjamin Moore water-based primer for interior projects. It hides imperfections, resists spattering, and dries quickly. Use it on natural wood, engineered wood, cured plaster, or drywall.
  • Corotech Acrylic Metal Primer: Best Benjamin Moore water-based primer for metal. This high-performance primer is perfect for steel, iron, and non-ferrous metal, dries fast, and inhibits rust.
  • General Finishes Stain Blocker Primer: This primer is designed for use on raw wood or existing wood finish.
  • Benjamin Moore Sure Seal Latex Primer Sealer: This primer is ideal for masonry, bleeding wood, drywall, wood, and plaster.
  • Zinsser Allprime Interior/Exterior Primer: This primer primes and seals interior and exterior surfaces, including wood, new wood, masonry, cured plaster, brick, drywall, and glass. It's formulated to stick to all surfaces, dry quickly, and resist mold and mildew.

Contact us for the Best Water-Based Primers in Tennessee

Before painting, get your Benjamin Moore water-based primers for a fantastic foundation that won't flake, bubble, or peel. We have what you need at Hoover Paint, and our friendly staff will gladly assist you. You can call, send an email, or stop by our stores. We have locations in Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Cool Springs, Shelbyville, Cookeville, Green Hills, Manchester, Mt. Juliet, Clarksville, and Pleasantville, TN. We also serve the surrounding areas. Contact us today!