Aluminium Wood Primer – Carboxide

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Carboxide Aluminium Wood Primer undercoat is a blend of fine grade aluminium and high quality resin for staining blocking and priming interior and exterior wood.

  • Outstanding barrier protection on new or bare timber.
  • Ideal for brush or roller application.
  • Can be used as a sealer on naturally oily timber [knots]




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Aluminium wood primer is part of our popular Carboxide  undercoat range and acts as an outstanding barrier to protect wood and ferrous metals. It is also excellent for sealing naturally oily timber and creosote. Apply aluminium primer paint for wood as a base coat to smoke-damaged surfaces to prevent “bleeding” through top coats. Apply with a brush or roller – it is not suitable for thinning and therefore ready for spraying.  Carboxide Aluminium primer paint for wood, steel, masonry and cast or wrought iron. When applying, ensure to brush evenly in the same direction and do not paint over until completely dry.

Aluminium Wood Primer Highlights:

  • Solvent borne blend of high grade aluminium and high quality resin
  • For both exterior and interior use on new or bare timber
  • Seals weathered creosote and smoke damage stains – no bleeding through
  • Can be used as a substitute for shellac knottin
  • Also suitable to seal surfaces with a moderate coat of bituminous material applied

*  Stain Blocking * Primes resinous, scorched and smoke damaged timber * Self knotting*

The colour of this product is a silver metallic finish with the dried film appearance being matt. While giving an ideal surface for over coating, if the desired top coat was to be a pastel colour as an example “white” then the recommendation would be to use Palatine’s  Carboxide All Purpose Primer Undercoat. This will act as a more economical approach than requiring two top coats that would be more expensive and also creating a greater dry film thickness. The reason this would assist would be the opacity or more commonly known obliteration achieved by the undercoat.

For more information on various primers and their uses see our Priming Section.

GHS Flammable ghs09

We also take great pride in our long standing membership with the British Coatings Federation abbreviated to BCF. To see our members page please click on the BCF link


Colours Available: Aluminium Silver

Pack Sizes: 1 Litre, 2.5 lItre, 5 Litre

Coverage / Drying Times:

Surface Dry: 6 hours

Overcoat: after 24 hours
Keep coated areas dry for a minimum of 24 hours following application.
Please note, drying times will be extended at low temperatures. Do not apply when ambient temperature falls below 10ºC

Theoretical Coverage: 13 – 15m² per litre.

Thinning and Cleaning: Use Palatine White Spirit.

(Coverage rate can be affected by such variables as type and condition of substrate, type of application equipment and individual method of application.)


Timber surfaces to be painted should be clean, dry and free from loose and flaking material.
Wash down oily timbers such as teak with White Spirit and allow to dry.
Avoid the inhalation of dust. Wear a suitable face mask if dry sanding.
Special precautions should be taken during surface preparation of pre-1960’s paint surfaces over wood and metal as they may contain harmful lead.
All ferrous surfaces must be clean and free from oil, grease, mill scale, rust and existing coatings. This is best achieved by grit blasting, although thorough wire brushing can be sufficient.
Some rust removers based on phosphoric acid tend to leave an electrically insulating film on ferrous metals and are advisable not be used, or removed with a cleaner.
Previously painted surfaces or new timber must be abraded to provide a “key”.


Best results are obtained in warm (minimum 10°C), dry conditions.

Mix thoroughly for approximately 2 minutes using a drill stirrer. A wooden batten at least 25mm wide is also ideal. Apply an even coat using a brush or short pile roller. Supplied at application viscosity. For cleaning use Palatine White Spirit. A minimum of two coats are recommended. This will prolong the life and performance of the coating. For application onto wooden surfaces, a minimum of two coats is recommended.

Please note: The colours on the product listings are only given as a guide. This is due to the fact that every computer monitor has a different capability to display colours. In addition, everyone sees these colours differently. Sample pots are available to order upon request. Always carry out a test patch (approximately 100x100mm) before full application
to ensure compatibility with previous coatings and the substrate, and to ensure the colour achieved meets your requirements. Failure to do so will result in a product refund claim not being accepted.

2 reviews for Aluminium Wood Primer – Carboxide

  1. Chris Hanson (verified owner)

    Great primer, only just used mine after ordering in October 2022 (February 2023 now), just needed a good mix and ready to, one coat on bare wood took great and soaked in well to the end grain.

  2. timronfell

    Excellent flow/application properties
    High quality product
    Very fast delivery

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