Crown Trade has introduced an all-purpose PX primer range, developed to achieve excellent opacity and adhesion even on tricky surfaces such as tiles and ceramics, as well as helping to block stains and offer protection from alkaline attack.
The new range offers a choice between the traditional solvent-based stain-blocking PX3 primer and the new water-based PX4, which also features the added advantage of a quick-drying and low-odour finish.
Both the new PX3 and PX4 primers can be used on a wide range of internal and external substrates and provide a quick and easy solution to preparing difficult surfaces for painting. Said to offer excellent wet and dry adhesion, the new primers can be used in tiled bathroom and kitchen areas as they provide a hardwearing coating that won’t peel or blister when exposed to water. Also suited for use on newly plastered walls and masonry, both products can seal porous surfaces and help prevent damage caused by a high alkaline content.
Depending on the condition of the surface being primed, the new PX4 water-based primer can offer reduced drying times, with the potential to be touch-dry in just 30 minutes and recoatable in one hour.
Developed by Crown’s in-house technical team and chemists, the new PX4 water-based primer also benefits from a polymer that ‘locks’ stains away into the primer layer so even stubborn marks and discolorations can be painted over. When used in conjunction with an appropriate fungicidal wash, both the PX3 and PX4 primers can also prevent stains caused by mould and mildew from reappearing.