Valspar® Prep Step® Multi-Purpose Primer

This multi-purpose primer is ideal for priming of porous surfaces, including drywall, wood, plaster and masonry. It will create an optimal appearance for your topcoat, improving sheen differences between porous and non-porous surfaces and allowing color uniformity.

  • Ideal for plaster, masonry, wood and drywall
  • Heavy-duty stain blocker
  • Seals out difficult, oily stains
  • Sticks to glossy surfaces


1 Quart, 1 Gallon


400 ft²/gal



  • Usage
    Properly prepared interior and exterior wood, drywall, plaster, brick and cement. Including glossy surfaces and tile.
  • 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 additionalsurface prep.
  • Application
    Stir primer thoroughly before and during use. Apply with a premium-quality polyester brush, pad applicator, 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.
  • Dry Time
    Dry Time @ 77 °F and 50 % Relative Humidity
    To The Touch: 30 minute - 2 minute
    Recoat: 2 hour - 4 hour
  • Clean-up & Disposal
    Clean up with warm, soapy water. Do not pour unused contents down the drain. Consult with local authorities for proper method of disposal and recycling.
Recommended Coats
1 coats
Dry To the Touch*
30 minute - 2 minute
2 hour - 4 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 multi-purpose primer.

Product Number Sheen Base/Color Container Size SDS PDS
080047035456 - Tintable White 1 Quart SDS PDS
080047035463 - Tintable White 1 Gallon SDS PDS

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