Valspar® Restoration Primer/Sealer

Help for some of the most difficult paint prepping jobs is here. Cover stains and odors common to restoration and disaster recovery projects and more. This primer and sealer for interior and exterior surfaces, Valspar® Restoration Primer | Sealer seals out water and smoke stains and related unpleasant odors. It has excellent adhesion to previously painted drywall and other interior and exterior surfaces as it delivers a beautiful, fresh surface.

  • Seals out water and smoke stains and related odors
  • Excellent adhesion
  • Provides a mold- and mildew-resistant finish
  • High Hiding
  • Dries to touch in 30 minutes
  • Recoat in 1 hour
  • Ideal for restoration and disaster recovery
  • Can cover water, smoke, tannin, ink, grease stains
  • Water-based acrylic formula for interior and exterior use
  • Sandable finish for the smoothest results
  • Easy cleanup


1 Quart, 1 Gallon, 5 Gallon


300 ft²/gal - 400 ft²/gal

Free store pick up


  • Usage
    Properly prepared interior and exterior drywall, wood, plaster, masonry and metal surfaces
  • Prep
    Surfaces must be clean, dry and dull prior to application. Thoroughly clean the surface and allow to dry. Remove wallpaper and loose, peeling paint. Scrape and sand peeled or damaged paint. Sand glossy surfaces dull. All dust should be removed. Drywall: Fill cracks and holes with joint compound and sand smooth. Plaster: Must be dry, fully cured and in good condition. Remove all chalky residue. Wood: Sand to a fresh surface. Patch imperfections with wood filler. Masonry: All new surfaces must be cured according to the supplier’s recommendations — usually about 30 days. Remove all form release and curing agents. Rough surfaces can be filled to provide a smooth surface. Metal: New galvanized surfaces should be allowed to age 6 months before painting. Wash to remove any oil, grease or other surface contamination using a water-based cleaner-degreaser. Do not use hydrocarbon solvents for cleaning. Remove all corrosion with sandpaper, steel wool or other abrading method. For Smoke and Heavily Stained Areas: Thoroughly clean the surface before applying. See technical data page for additional surface prep. Clean Mildew from the Surface: Mildew is a fungus that looks like dirt but won’t wash off. Mildew must be removed before painting, or it will grow through any new coat of paint. To remove mildew or suspected mildew, scrub surface before painting with a commercial mildew remover following manufacturer’s safety instructions
  • Application
    Stir primer thoroughly before and during use. Apply with a premium-quality polyester brush, 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. First coat of primer locks in the stain and odor. Apply at temperatures above 35°F. Prior to painting, check to be sure the air, surface and material temperatures are above 35°F and at least 5°F above the dew point. Avoid using if rain or snow is expected within 2-3 hours. Air and surface temperatures must not drop below 35°F for 48 hours after application.
  • Dry Time
    Dry Time @ 77 °F and 50 % Relative Humidity
    To The Touch: 30 minute - 1 hour
    Recoat: 1 hour
  • Clean-up & Disposal
    Clean up with warm, soapy water
Application Temperature
35 - 90 °F
Recommended Coats
1 coats
Dry To the Touch*
30 minute - 1 hour
1 hour
*Dry Time @ 77 °F and 50 % Relative Humidity
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Data Sheets

Download the product data sheet (PDS) and safety data sheet (SDS) for your Valspar restoration primer-sealer.

Product Number Sheen Base/Color Container Size SDS PDS
080047603600 - White 1 Quart SDS PDS
080047603624 - White 1 Gallon SDS PDS
080047603631 - White 5 Gallon SDS PDS

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