Substrate Guide



Substrate guide
SubstratePreparationCleaning AgentBasecoat
Alloys, brass, bronze, copperClean surface and allow to dry.
Sand with fine abrasive paper.
Cleaner/degreaser/
mould killer
Zinsser Bullseye 1-2-3®
AluminiumClean surface and allow to dry.Cleaner/degreaser/
mould killer
Dulux Trade Super Grip Primer, Dulux Trade Ultra Grip Primer,
Zinsser Bullseye 1-2-3®
AsphaltClean surface and allow to dry.
Moisture content must not exceed 12%.
Cleaner/degreaser/
mould killer
Zinsser Bullseye 1-2-3®
(may require 2-3 coats for severe stains)
Building boards, flakeboardClean surface and allow to dry.Dulux Trade Quick Dry Wood Primer Undercoat
Ceramic tilesClean surface and allow to dry.Cleaner/degreaser/
mould killer
Dulux Trade Super Grip Primer, Dulux Trade Ultra Grip Primer,
Zinsser Bullseye 1-2-3®
ChipboardClean surface and allow to dry.Dulux Trade Quick Dry Wood Primer Undercoat
Denatured timberClean surface and allow to dry.
Remove loose material and feather sound edges
with fine abrasive paper. Moisture content must not exceed 12%.
Dulux Trade Aluminium Wood Primer, Zinsser Peel Stop® followed by
Zinsser Bullseye 1-2-3®
DrywallEnsure surface is clean and dry.Dulux Trade Drywall Primer Sealer,
Zinsser Drywall Pro 2-in-1
Ferrous metalsEnsure surface is clean and dry.Cleaner/degreaser/
mould killer
Dulux Trade Metalshield Zinc Phosphate Primer
Non-ferrous metalsClean surface and allow to dry.Cleaner/degreaser/
mould killer
Dulux Trade Metalshield Quick Dry Primer,
Dulux Trade All Purpose Primer
PVC, U-PVC, GRP, Plastic, Fiberglass, Formica®Clean surface and allow to dry.Cleaner/degreaser/
mould killer
Zinsser Bullseye 1-2-3®
Fletton brickClean surface and allow to dry. Remove loose material and feather sound edges
with fine abrasive paper. Moisture content must not exceed 15%.
Cleaner/degreaser/
mould killer
Zinsser Bullseye 1-2-3® patch prime,
followed by one full coat
Steel, Galvanised Metal,
Corrugated Iron
Clean surface and allow to dryMordant solutionDulux Trade Metalshield Zinc Phosphate Primer,
Dulux Trade Metalshield Quick Drying Primer, Zinsser Bullseye 1-2-3®
GlassClean surface and allow to dryDulux Trade Super Grip Primer,
Zinsser Bullseye 1-2-3®
HardboardEnsure surface is clean and dry.Dulux Trade Wood Primer,
Dulux Trade All Purpose Primer
Hardwoods, OSB, plywoodEnsure surface is clean and dry.Dulux Trade Wood Primer,
Dulux Trade All Purpose Primer
Indigbo, pineEnsure surface is clean and dryDulux Trade Aluminium Wood Primer
LaminatesDulux Trade Ultra Grip Primer
LeadClean surface and allow to dry.Cleaner/degreaser/
mould killer
Zinsser Bullseye 1-2-3®
Lime PlasterDry brush the area with stiff bristle brush. Clean area and allow to dry. Moisture content must not exceed 12%Cleaner/degreaser/
mould killer
Dulux Trade Alkali Resisting Primer,
Zinsser Grade 1
MasonryCleaner/degreaser/
mould killer
Dulux Trade Alkali Resisting Primer,
Dulux Trade All Purpose Primer
MDFClean surface and allow to dry.Cleaner/degreaser/
mould killer
Dulux Trade Quick Drying MDF Primer Undercoat,
Zinsser Bullseye 1-2-3®
MelamineEnsure surface is clean and dry.Cleaner/degreaser/
mould killer
Dulux Trade Super Grip Primer, Dulux Trade Ultra Grip Primer
New plasterEnsure surface is clean and dry.Dulux Trade Drywall Primer Sealer,
Dulux Trade All Purpose Primer
PlastisolClean surface and allow to dry.Cleaner/degreaser/
mould killer
Zinsser AllCoat®
Exterior
Powder coatingsClean surface and allow to dryCleaner/degreaser/
mould killer
Dulux Trade Super Grip Primer, Dulux Trade Ultra Grip Primer,
Zinsser Bullseye 1-2-3®
Treating knotsClean surface and allow to dry. Remove excess resin and wipe with methylated spirit. Moisture content must not exceed 12%.Cleaner/degreaser/
mould killer
Suitable knotting solution (Bartoline) Zinsser B-I-N®, Coo-Var Shellac Prime-All
Resinous hardwoodsClean surface and allow to dry. Remove loose material and feather sound edges with fine abrasive paper. Moisture content must not exceed 12%Cleaner/degreaser/
mould killer
Dulux Trade Aluminium Wood Primer,
Zinsser Cover Stain®
Silicon polyesterClean surface and allow to dryCleaner/degreaser/
mould killer
Zinsser Bullseye 1-2-3®
SteelClean surface and allow to dry.Cleaner/degreaser/
mould killer
Dulux Trade Metalshield Zinc Phosphate Primer, Dulux Trade All Purpose Primer, Zinsser Cover Stain®
Wrought ironClean surface and allow to dry.Cleaner/degreaser/
mould killer
Dulux Trade Metalshield Zinc Phosphate Primer, Dulux Trade All Purpose Primer
ZincClean surface and allow to dry.Cleaner/degreaser/
mould killer
Zinsser Bullseye 1-2-3®

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