Valspar® Professional New Construction Primer

This primer is specifically designed to equalize surface texture differences between sanded tape joints and new drywall, resulting in an extremely uniform finish coat appearance. Ideal for airless spray application. Use on wallboard and tape joints in new construction or remodeling projects. Provides an excellent base coat for latex or oil-based paints. Formulated for professional painter use in residential, commercial, institutional and industrial applications.

  • High hide
  • Excellent sheen holdout
  • Fast drying


350 ft²/gal - 450 ft²/gal



  • Usage
    Ideal for new drywall. Apply to wallboard, drywall, tape joints, walls and under latex or oil-base paint.
  • 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
    Paint only when surface and air temperatures are 50–90 °F (10 – 32 ºC). Use paint paddle or mixing blade to stir paint thoroughly, bringing pigments to the top of the can. Brush: Use a premium quality polyester brush. Roller: Use a premium quality polyester roller with 1/2 to ¾-inch nap. Airless Spray: Thinning is not usually necessary. Use 2000 PSI with a 0.015 to 0.021 tip. For airless spray, thin with up to 8 ounces of water per gallon – only if paint is too thick for sprayer.
  • Dry Time
    Dry Time @ 77 °F and 50 % Relative Humidity
    To The Touch: 30 minute - 4 hour
    Recoat: 2 hour
  • Clean-up & Disposal
    Clean up with warm, soapy water.
Recommended Coats
1 coats
Dry To the Touch*
30 minute - 4 hour
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 professional new construction primer.

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