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    Owatrol EB Primer ISSN: 3297970707900

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    Stir-In Primer "Welds" Emulsions and Masonry Paints To Virtually Any Surface and Stops Paint Peeling  

    • EB is added to first coat of any water based paint - eliminates the need for time consuming, application of a separate coat of primer / stabiliser.  Not For Clears - Only Paint.
      No point in painting walls etc if the paint only blisters and peels of again - all that work and expense for nothing. When you use EB as part of your FIRST coat, you can rest assured that your paint will stay where you put it!

    [Note: First coat means first coat of current painting job, irrespective of whether it is a new or previously painted wall]

    • Bonds water based paints to chalky, powdery or porous surfaces.  
    • Added to first coat (only) of interior emulsion over new plasterwork ensures paint does not peel off  
    • Improves hiding power and coverage  
    • Allows you to use masonry paints on wide range range of substrates for long life, no peel results… example wooden fencing – paint any colour, cladding, decking spindles, terracotta pots, paving slabs etc 
    • EB is a stir-in bonding additive for all water based paints, exterior and interior.  
    • Can be used on all surfaces and is especially suitable for unstable, chalky and powdery surfaces as well as for difficult surfaces such as glass, plastic, wood, varnished surfaces etc.  
    • Can be mixed into the first of paint or used neat. Most common mix ratio is 3 parts paint to 1 part EB but can be stronger for really bad surfaces. Example: 10L bucket of emulsion. Pour out 2.5L (1/4) into another bucket and replace it with 2.5 L of EB.. this tops up the 10L again but 1/4 of the contents is EB... 3:1 mix. Calculate that the 2.5L of paint you poured out earlier can be part of what you need for the second coat.

    Properties  [VIDEO Shows A Plastered Wall That Was Painted Without A Proper Primer... Paint Fell Off]

    • EB mixed into first coat of any water based paint, soaks deep into the substrate or grips to shiny surface and does away with the need for a separate coat of stabiliser... thereby saving you work and money.  
    • Increases paint hiding power - ensures even coverage and maximum adhesion between the first and second coat of paint.  
    • EB’s high solids maintains the inherent characteristics of the paint and increases paint coverage by up to 20%.  
    • Stops paint peeling from surfaces prone to same.  
    • Enables you apply water based paints to vast variety of substrates otherwise not possible without risk of peeling.    


    • Always test for compatibility; for use in water based paints only. 
    • Make sure the surface is clean and free from grease; remove any flaky paint.  
    • Ratios of mix required. Basic rule is, the worse the substrate, the stronger the mix. Chalky walls, minimum of 4:1 (4 paint : 1 EB) Average flaky walls, 3:1, badly flaking wall 2:1 and in extreme cases use 1:1 or even neat. For non-masonry surfaces such as wooden fencing etc a 3:1 ration minimum in exterior quality masonry paints is recommended. Allow to dry for 24-48h.)  
    • Use E-B in first coat of paint only. 
    • After application of the EB/paint mix allow to dry aprox 4 hours. 
    • EB is added to first coat only. Apply second coat of paint without E-B.    


    Application tools : brush, roller, airless spray.

    Application temperature : 5°C to +35°C 

    Drying time : 2 to 4 h. 

    Recoating time : 4 h

    Clean up : Soap + Water (Brushes etc may need additional wash with white spirit) 

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    “We used EB eight years ago on a very difficult to get at concrete overhang. This overhang was about 4 storeys up on the front of a college and had 50 years of crusty traffic pollution etc. It was a very difficult job but it worked fantastic, and today, after all that time, the paint has not budged an inch, it’s a bit faded looking but no paint peeling anywhere. Definitely a super product.”

    By Ben Pollock Decorators Dublin, EB

    “I used it on the outside of a really bad building three years ago. I pass it by almost every day and look and it still has not peeled an inch.”

    By M Edwards Painter Decorator, EB

    “I use it in all my masonry paints, makes sure I don’t have adhesion problems.” 

    By D Kerins Painter Decorator, EB

    “I used to use stabiliser on difficult exterior surfaces, but now I only use E-B because it saves me a lot of time applying a separate stabilising coat and it never lets me down. I tell all my friends about it also.” 

    By David Messitt Painter Decorator, EB

    “I would not do any exterior wall that was dodgy with having E-B in my first coat of paint.” 

    By Bernard Quinn Painter Decorator , EB

    “Fantastic in masonry paint on garden sheds, fencing etc, lasts ages and does not peel.” 

    By N Hoare Painter Decorator, EB

    “I find it great in emulsions over mdf etc, sticks like glue and hides great.” 

    By J Moore Painter Decorator, EB

    “We had to paint over a whitewashed basement wall and we used E-B because I had used it many times successfully on exteriors. The paint held on 100% over the whitewash.” 

    By G McCormack Painter Decorator, EB

    “We did the exterior of a big old house on the seafront which had a history of peeling paint and it worked first class. That was three years ago and the job looks almost as good today as the day we left the site.”

    By Pat Ryan Painter Decorator, EB

    “You suggested I use the E-B & masonry paint my wooden fencing. I thought that was very strange. However, I followed the advice and painted my fencing a dark brown. It covered in one coat and stuck like glue. A super job” 

    By Bernie – Home Owner, EB

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