Fresh Start® Premium Primers

Fresh Start® Premium Primers

A premium start for a premium finish.

Beautiful, long-lasting paint results start with a premium-quality, job-specific primer. Fresh Start® interior and exterior primers offer excellent adhesion, superior hide, powerful stain blocking and unparalleled enamel holdout.
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Get to know the Fresh Start® lineup of premium primers

See the complete line of Fresh Start® premium primers and the variety of projects they are designed to address.
A painting contractor rolls Fresh Start® primer over a red-painted wall.

A go-to primer for all projects

Fresh Start® High-Hiding All Purpose Primer (K046) ensures a uniform finish on most surfaces. This interior/exterior acrylic offers maximum hide, seals and suppresses stains, and provides a mildew-resistant coating. This is the go-to premium primer for drastic colour changes on a variety of substrates.

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A homeowner using a paintbrush to apply Fresh Start® primer to a floorboard.

A smooth primer for interior surfaces

Fresh Start® Undercoater & Primer/Sealer (K032) flows and levels to help achieve a smooth finish on trim and other woodwork. This interior alkyd delivers outstanding enamel holdout and remarkable stain suppression. It offers excellent adhesion and can be sanded after only two hours. This primer is ideal for blocking stains and delivering smooth results to woodwork and other interior surfaces.

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A homeowner rolls Fresh Start® primer onto an unpainted exterior wooden fence.

A penetrating primer for exterior surfaces

Fresh Start® Deck & Siding Primer (K094) penetrates new and weathered wood surfaces for maximum adhesion. This exterior alkyd offers superior stain and tannin suppression, seals uniformly and dries fast for same-day recoat. This primer is ideal for refreshing and protecting exterior surfaces.

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Choose the Right Fresh Start Primer

Surface
High-Hiding All Purpose Primer
K046
Undercoater & Primer/Sealer
K032
Deck & Siding Primer
K094
Surface
Aluminum
K046
X
K032
 
K094
 
Surface
Brick
K046
X
K032
 
K094
 
Surface
Cedar & Redwood
K046
X*
K032
 
K094
X
Surface
Ceiling Tiles
K046
X
K032
X
K094
 
Surface
Ceramic Wall Tiles
K046
X
K032
 
K094
 
Surface
Cured Concrete
K046
X
K032
 
K094
X
Surface
Cured Concrete Block
K046
X
K032
 
K094
 
Surface
Cured Plaster
K046
X
K032
X
K094
 
Surface
Cured Stucco
K046
X
K032
 
K094
 
Surface
Drywall
K046
X
K032
X
K094
 
Surface
Fiber Cement Siding
K046
X
K032
 
K094
 
Surface
Galvanized Metal
K046
X
K032
 
K094
 
Surface
Hardboard
K046
X
K032
 
K094
X
Surface
New Wall Coverings
K046
X
K032
 
K094
 
Surface
Plywood
K046
X
K032
X
K094
X
Surface
Pre-Primed Metal
K046
X
K032
X
K094
 
Surface
Previously Painted Kitchen Cabinets
K046
X
K032
X
K094
 
Surface
Previously Painted Surfaces
K046
X
K032
X
K094
X
Surface
Sanded Fiberglass Door
K046
X
K032
 
K094
 
Surface
Sanded Glossy Surfaces
K046
X
K032
 
K094
 
Surface
Sanded PVC Piping
K046
X
K032
 
K094
 
Surface
Sheet Paneling
K046
X
K032
 
K094
 
Surface
Wood
K046
X
K032
X
K094
X
Surface
Wood Trim & Doors
K046
X
K032
X
K094
X

*A second coat of primer or an alkyd primer may be needed in severe cases of tannin bleeding.

Not all Fresh Start® primers are available in all areas due to VOC regulations. Check with your local Benjamin Moore retailer.

Fresh Start® Interior Undercoater and Primer/Sealer

Interior Primers

Explore high-hiding interior primers.

Fresh Start® Interior Deck and Siding Primer

Exterior Primers

Explore penetrating exterior primers.

A person uses Fresh Start® Primer on trim around a door.

Choosing the Right Primer

Find the best Fresh Start® Primer for your job.