Universal Multi Surface Primer

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A solvent based primer that can be applied to a wide range of surfaces.

  • Suitable for wood, metal, MDF, tiles, plastic and more
  • Can be overcoated by our range of solvent based topcoats
  • Touch dry in 3 hours
  • Theoretical coverage: 12 – 14m² per litre.




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Product Description

Universal Multi Surface Primer is a solvent based primer that can be applied to variety of surfaces. It is designed for use on surfaces that can have difficulty with adhesion when using standard paints, such as tiles and plastics. The increased adhesion strength of this primer allows it to be applied to these surfaces without issue.

Alongside more difficult surfaces, the primer can also be used on wood, metal and most other surfaces, making it ideal for painting multiple different surfaces in a short space of time. Once primed, surfaces can be painted with one of our range of solvent based topcoats. These include our Cupboard Paint, Wood Paint, Radiator Paint and more!

At Palatine Paints, we manufacture our own paints rather that buying them from a supplier. This means we have full knowledge of our coatings and their use. If you have any questions about surface compatibility, preparation, application or another topic, please get in touch. You can contact our team by phone and web chat during office hours, and email at any time.

When applying to a plastic surface, we would always recommend a patch test before application. We are unable to test this primer on every type of plastic available and there may be some that are not compatible.

Please note: The multi surface primer colours shown here are only 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.

Colours Available: White, Grey, Red

Pack Sizes: 1 Litre, 2.5 Litre, 5 Litre

Coverage / Drying Times:

Surface Dry: 3 hours

Hard Dry: 24 hours

Overcoat: after 16 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: 12 – 14m² per litre.

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


On previously painted surfaces, ensure it is sound and non-flaking.

Stir the primer with a drill stirrer or wooden baton at least 2” wide. Continue to stir during application to avoid thickening of the product.


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

Apply by brush, roller or spray and work well into the surface. Avoid applying too thickly to avoid delaying drying times. The topcoat can be applied as soon as the primer is dry, usually after 12-24 hours, and should be applied within 5 days. If more than 5 days elapse, the surface should be lightly abraded before the topcoat is applied.

Thinning and Cleaning: Use Palatine White Spirit.

If using more than one batch of the same colour, intermix before use

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. 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

Product Documents

Why does condensation form in my home?
Condensation forms more easily on cold surfaces in the home, for example walls and ceilings. In some cases, those surfaces can be made warmer by improving the thermal insulation. In many cases, thermal insulation is not possible due to house configuration or cost of refurbishment. An efficient way of combating condensation is to cover walls and ceilings with a specially formulated anti-condensation paint and TruTherm anti condensation paint has been formulated using the latest technology of additives.

What is the difference between anti condensation paint and thermal anti condensation paint?
Anti-condensation paint and thermal anti-condensation paint both aim to prevent condensation issues, but they work in slightly different ways:

Anti-Condensation Paint:
Purpose: Anti-condensation paint is designed to stop damp problems caused by moisture from inside the property.
Function: It creates a layer of insulation on surfaces, reducing the formation of water droplets on walls. This type of paint is particularly useful in areas prone to high humidity, such as bathrooms, kitchens, or basements.
Effect: By improving the thermal performance of surfaces, it makes them less likely to retain moisture, preventing condensation and mold formation.
Limitations: While it helps reduce condensation, it cannot completely prevent mold growth. Good air circulation, adequate heating, and ventilation are still essential12.
Thermal Anti-Condensation Paint:
Purpose: Like anti-condensation paint, thermal anti-condensation paint aims to prevent condensation, but it focuses on thermal insulation.
Function: It absorbs and holds heat longer than standard emulsions. By doing so, it prevents condensation from forming on the surface of the wall, as the heat evaporates any moisture.
Effect: The improved thermal properties keep the wall warmer, reducing the risk of condensation.
Application: Use it in areas where standard paints might struggle due to constant high humidity and moisture levels.
Note: While it helps prevent condensation, it’s essential to address root causes (such as ventilation and heating) alongside using this paint for optimal protection32.
In summary, both types of paint serve similar purposes but approach the problem from different angles. Consider your specific needs and the environment when choosing between them. Remember that no paint can completely eliminate mould growth, so proper maintenance and ventilation remain crucial.

1 review for Universal Multi Surface Primer

  1. Jim duncan

    Absolutely fantastic paint. Great coverage and very good at its job. I used this for treated roof timber as a primer. Top notch

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