Valspar® Prep Step® Whole House Primer

Valspar® Prep Step® Whole House Primer provides high quality adhesion for oil or latex topcoats. A durable, whole house primer that features great flexibility on bare or weathered wood. The fast drying formulation also cleans up easily with soap and water. Plus it gives a mildew resistant coating.

  • Ideal for siding, trim and foundations
  • Improves topcoat adhesion, durability and finish
  • Creates a mold-, mildew-, and algae-resistant finish
  • Applies in temperatures as low as 35°F


1 Quart, 1 Gallon, 5 Gallon


300 ft²/gal - 400 ft²/gal



  • Usage
    This paint is ideal for use on properly prepared exterior surfaces including bare wood, previously painted wood siding and trim, brick, concrete, cement, stucco, non-rusted galvanized gutters and downspouts. DO NOT USE over hardboard siding or gummy pine; use an exterior oil primer for these surfaces.
  • 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: 30 minute - 60 minute
    Recoat: 2 hour
  • Clean-up & Disposal
    Clean up with warm, soapy water.
  • Recommended Coats

    1 coats

  • Dry to the Touch*

    30 minute - 60 minute

  • Recoat*

    2 hour

*Dry Time @ 77 °F and 50 % Relative Humidity

Data Sheets

Download the product data sheet (PDS) and safety data sheet (SDS) for your Valspar prep step whole house primer.

Product Number Sheen Base Container Size SDS PDS
080047447686 - Tintable White 1 Quart SDS PDS
080047447693 - Tintable White 1 Gallon SDS PDS
080047447709 - Tintable White 5 Gallon SDS PDS

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