Glidden® General Purpose Primer

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Glidden® General Purpose Primer is an interior latex primer paint that helps hide dark colors when you want a drastic color change. It provides a uniform painting surface and helps hide common household stains and marks.

This product is available in the sheens listed. Available options are listed from least shiny to most shiny. For help selecting which options is right for you search "sheen guide"
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Area Preparation: 

Surfaces to be coated must be clean and dry. Remove all loose, peeling paint, dirt, grease, and any other surface contaminants. Putty all nail holes and caulk all cracks and open seams. Sand all glossy, rough and patched surfaces. Plaster, concrete and masonry surfaces must be completely dry, free of efflorescence and allowed to cure for 30 days prior to painting. WARNING! If you scrape, sand, or remove old paint, you may release lead dust or fumes. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST OR FUMES CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a properly fitted NOISH-approved respirator and prevent skin contact to control lead exposure. Clean up carefully with a HEPA vacuum and a wet mop. Before you start, find out how to protect yourself and your family by contacting the USEPA National Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD or log on to Follow these instructions to control exposure to other hazardous substances that may be released during surface preparation.


Stir thoroughly. Do not thin. Apply with a high quality brush, roller, paint pad, or by airless spray equipment.

Application Temperature: 

Apply only when air, product, and surface temperatures are between 50°F (10°C) and 90°F (32°C).

Drying Time:

Dry time at 77°F and 50% relative humidity. To Touch: 30 minutes   Recoat: 1 hour. Drying times listed may vary depending on temperatures, humidity, color, film build, and air movement.


Approximately 300-400 sq. ft. (28-37 sq. meters) per U.S. gallon (3.78 Liters) on primed, smooth, nonporous surfaces. Coverage figures do not include material loss due to application. Some colors, drastic color changes, or porous surfaces may require more than one coat to achieve a uniform finish.


Cleanup tools with warm, soapy water.

Recommended Substrates:

Previously painted surfaces or bare wood, masonry and unpainted wallboard


Please refer to the Product Label, Technical Data Sheet (TDS) or Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for safety and detailed application instructions.


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