Dulux Trade Quick Dry Wood Primer Undercoat

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  • A high opacity, dual purpose primer undercoat for interior and exterior use
  • For use as a primer on smooth softwoods and hardwoods
  • Suitable for chipboard and most types of fibre board
  • Provides excellent adhesion between the substrate and top coat
  • Quick drying
  • Water-based formulation
  • Low V.O.C content
Brand Dulux Trade
No. of coats 1-2
Coverage Up to 13 per litre
Drying time hrs
Size 1L, 2.5L, 5L
MPN 5082933, 5081949, 5081950
GTIN 5010212459447, 5010212105924, 5010212014523

Dulux Trade Quick Dry Wood Primer Undercoat is a water-based wood primer and undercoat, ideal for use on softwoods, hardwoods, chipboard and fibre board (except fire retardant-treated types). It can also be used for undercoating woodwork that has been previously primed or painted with either solvent or water-based paint.

Alternative Dulux Trade Primers

Product Use
Dulux Trade Undercoat A solvent-based undercoat recommended for use with Dulux Trade High Gloss
Dulux Trade Quick Dry Undercoat A quick drying, water-based undercoat for interior wood and metal surfaces
Dulux Trade Stain Block Primer A water-based, stain blocking primer paint for interior walls and ceilings
Dulux Trade Aquatech Preservative Basecoat Plus (BP) A water-based preservative basecoat for use on bare exterior wood surfaces. Ideal for use as a basecoat for Dulux Trade Clear Yacht Varnish - Gloss
Dulux Trade Weathershield Quick Dry Exterior Undercoat A waterborne undercoat for use on exterior woodwork. Ideal as a basecoat for Dulux Trade Weathershield paints
Dulux Trade Weathershield Exterior Preservative Primer+ (BP) A water-based preservative / primer for exterior use. Penetrates and seals new and bare wood

For the best results, ensure surfaces to be varnished are clean, dry (new surfaces particularly must be fully dry) and free of dirt, grease or wax before treating. Take extra care during surface preparation of pre-1960s painted surfaces as they may contain harmful lead.

Previously Varnished Wood

  1. Clean off any wax polish, grease or finger marks with white spirit or a dedicated wax and polish remover
  2. Remove all defective or poorly adhering varnish
  3. Rub down thoroughly along the grain of the wood to provide a 'key'
  4. Use 'wet' methods where possible
  5. Wipe off with a damp, lint-free cloth

New or Bare Wood

  1. New or bare surfaces must be rubbed down with a suitable grade of abrasive paper
  2. Wipe off freshly sanded wood with a damp, lint-free cloth
  3. Clean and de-grease the surface by wiping over with white spirit if required
  4. Treat any knots in wood with an appropriate knotting solution
  5. Any surface defects should be filled with an appropriate wood filler

Always do a test area before starting any project to check suitability and compatibility of the finish. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the tin at all times. Only apply in temperatures above 10℃ and when rain is not expected. Stir thoroughly before use.

  1. This product can be applied by natural brsitle brush, microfibre roller and airless or conventional spray systems
  2. Apply 2 coats allowing 2-4 hours between coats
  3. For previously painted surfaces, just apply 1 even coat and allow to fully dry


  • Sealing new or bare surfaces: Add up to 1 part clean water to 5 parts paint
  • Normal use (not to be exceeded): Add up to 1 part clean water to 10 parts paint
  • Conventional spray application: Add up to 1 part clean water to 2.5 parts paint
  • Airless spray application: Add up to 1 part clean water to 5 parts paint

Spray Recommendations

  • Conventional Spray: Satisfactory through most equipment
  • Airless Spray: A typical set up for airless spray application would be a minimum working pressure on paint of 133 bars (2000 lb/sq in) with a spray tip size of 0.43mm (17 thou) and a spray tip angle of 60 degrees

Once fully dry, Dulux Trade Quick Dry Wood Primer Undercoat can be over-coated with one of the following Dulux Trade top coats:

Product Use
Dulux Trade Quick Dry Satinwood A quick-drying, water-borne coating for interior use. Offers a washable, satin finish
Dulux Trade Quick Dry Gloss A quick drying, waterborne coating for interior use. Offers a high gloss finish
Dulux Trade Satinwood A trade quality, solvent-based paint for domestic and commercial use. Dries to a satin finish
Dulux Trade High Gloss A solvent-based paint for interior wood and metal surfaces. Provides a washable, high gloss finish
Dulux Trade Eggshell A solvent-based eggshell paint for interior use. Offers a durable, mid-sheen finish
1 customer reviews
Does what it says on the tin by Tim Conheeney

Great product , did as it says . Leaves a really smooth finish as well which is great for the next coat.

Reviewed 2.5L on: 13/02/18