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Valspar Bonding Primer - Review

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Valspar Bonding Primer

Valspar Bonding Primer

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The Bottom Line

This thick bonding primer is your one-step coat for difficult surfaces that need to be painted.


  • Thick--covers everything.
  • Inexpensive (found at Lowe's).


  • Thick--can be difficult to handle.


  • Valspar Interior Exterior Bonding Primer. It's Valspar's version of KILZ.
  • Low odor, low VOC.
  • Latex primer.
  • Sandable.

Guide Review - Valspar Bonding Primer - Contractor Primers

Wow, this stuff is thick. It's Greek-yogurt-thick. It's like sour-cream-thick.

Valspar Bonding Primer, part of Valspar's Contractor Primers Series, also is a one-coat primer you can apply to almost anything prior to painting.

Tired of priming and re-priming? Then, Valspar Bonding Primer might be the ticket.

Keep in mind that you pay the price for this by having to deal with its very thick consistency. It's not out of the norm, though, for any of these one-step, thick primers, Masterchem's KILZ being the most prominent competitor.

You can roll Valspar Bonding Primer, and despite its initial texture it does dry quite smoothly. But where this primer really excels is with the good ol' brush-and-can technique. Highly porous wood or masonry cover up quite well with this product. I haven't tried it with glossy surfaces, but Valspar claims it works well on glossy, too.

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