Valspar® Prep Step® Drywall Primer (5 Gallon, Tintable White)


This primer provides a high quality base coat for latex or oil based paints. Primes and seals new drywall, wallboard and previously painted walls, cured plaster and patching compound. Assures tight bonding and increased coverage of the finish coat. Dries quickly so finish coat may be applied on the same day. Cleans up easily with soap and water.

  • Ideal for plaster, drywall and repaints
  • Seals porous walls and ceilings
  • High-hiding for drastic color changes
  • Prepares surface for any topcoat

300 ft²/gal - 400 ft²/gal


  • Usage
    This paint is ideal for use over properly prepared wallboard, drywall and plaster. Also suitable for use on plywood, wood trim, brick, masonry and cement. Do not use on bare metal, glazed or glossy surfaces.
  • Prep
    Surface should be clean, dry and dull. Glossy surfaces should be dulled. Thoroughly clean the surface and remove all dirt, dust, chalk, rust, grease, wax, mildew and peeling paint and allow to dry. See technical data page for additional surface prep.
  • Application
    Stir thoroughly before and during use. Apply with a premium-quality polyester brush, “one coat” roller or airless sprayer. If applying by sprayer, back-roll or back-brush to work primer into the surface. Apply a liberal coat of primer uniformly, working well into the surface. Allow to dry at least 2 hours before applying a latex topcoat, overnight for oil topcoats.
  • Dry Time
    Dry Time @ 77 °F and 50 % Relative Humidity
    To The Touch: 1 hour - 1 hour
    Recoat: 2 hour - 4 hour
  • Clean-up & Disposal
    Clean up with warm, soapy water.

Recommended Coats:1 coat
Dry To the Touch*: 1 hour - 1 hour
Recoat*: 2 hour - 4 hour
*Dry Time @ 77 °F and 50 % Relative Humidity

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