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 (046) 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 color 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 (032) 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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Not available in all areas due to VOC regulations.
A homeowner rolls on Fresh Start® primer onto an unpainted exterior wooden fence.

A penetrating primer for exterior surfaces

Fresh Start Deck & Siding Primer (094) 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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Not available in all areas due to VOC regulations.
A painting contractor rolling Fresh Start® primer over crayon scribbles on a white wall.

An all-purpose, low-VOC alkyd primer

Fresh Start All-Purpose Primer (C085) is an excellent undercoater and stain-blocker for horizontal and vertical surfaces. This low-VOC interior/exterior alkyd delivers a mildew-resistant coating, superior tannin blocking and four-hour recoat. It’s the go-to for premium stain blocking and adhesion.

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Not available in all areas. Please check with your local Benjamin Moore® retailer.

Choose the Right Fresh Start Primer

Surface
High-Hiding All Purpose Primer
046
Undercoater & Primer/Sealer
032
Deck & Siding Primer
094
All-Purpose Primer
C085
Surface
Aluminum
046
X
032
 
094
 
C085
 
Surface
Brick
046
X
032
 
094
 
C085
X
Surface
Cedar & Redwood
046
X*
032
 
094
X
C085
X
Surface
Ceiling Tiles
046
X
032
X
094
 
C085
X
Surface
Ceramic Wall Tiles
046
X
032
 
094
 
C085
 
Surface
Cured Concrete
046
X
032
 
094
X
C085
X
Surface
Cured Concrete Block
046
X
032
 
094
 
C085
X
Surface
Cured Plaster
046
X
032
X
094
 
C085
X
Surface
Cured Stucco
046
X
032
 
094
 
C085
X
Surface
Drywall
046
X
032
X
094
 
C085
X
Surface
Fiber Cement Siding
046
X
032
 
094
 
C085
 
Surface
Galvanized Metal
046
X
032
 
094
 
C085
 
Surface
Hardboard
046
X
032
 
094
X
C085
X
Surface
New Wall Coverings
046
X
032
 
094
 
C085
X
Surface
Plywood
046
X
032
X
094
X
C085
X
Surface
Pre-Primed Metal
046
X
032
X
094
 
C085
X
Surface
Previously Painted Kitchen Cabinets
046
X
032
X
094
 
C085
 
Surface
Previously Painted Surfaces
046
X
032
X
094
X
C085
X
Surface
Sanded Fiberglass Door
046
X
032
 
094
 
C085
 
Surface
Sanded Glossy Surfaces
046
X
032
 
094
 
C085
X
Surface
Sanded PVC Piping
046
X
032
 
094
 
C085
 
Surface
Sheet Paneling
046
X
032
 
094
 
C085
X
Surface
Wood
046
X
032
X
094
X
C085
X
Surface
Wood Trim & Doors
046
X
032
X
094
X
C085
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

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Fresh Start® Interior Deck and Siding Primer

Exterior Primers

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

Choosing the Right Primer

Find the best Fresh Start® Primer for your job.

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