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5 Gal. White Acrylic Interior Drywall Plus Primer and Sealer

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  • Primer seals and adheres to prep top coat
  • Interior multi-surface application formulated with 100% acrylic
  • Especially great for bare wood and dramatic color changes
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For your toughest project challenges

Behr offers a variety of primers, sealers, and undercoaters to meet your needs         


BEHR's range of quality primers for many needs         

Designed for a wide variety of substrates

Including drywall, wood, metal, gloss, glossy surfaces and more         

Seals porous surfaces

Provides a uniform finish in less coats         

Promotes adhesion

Ensures a long-lasting finish for your paint project         

Blocks stains

Prevents stains from bleeding through the topcoat         

Hides Previous Colors

Tintable to allow for dramatic color changes         

BEHR Drywall Plus Primer & Sealer

For excellent performance on uncoated drywall, as well as previously coated surfaces, choose BEHR Drywall Plus Primer & Sealer         

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For adhesion to glossy surfaces and dramatic color change, choose BEHR Kitchen, Bath & Trim Stain-Blocking Primer & Sealer         

BEHR Multi-Surface Stain-Blocking Primer & Sealer

Versatile primer excellent for adhesion and sealing interior/exterior surfaces is BEHR Multi-Surface Stain-Blocking Primer & Sealer         

BEHR Bonding Primer

For challenging surfaces requiring advanced adhesion such as tile, glass, Kynar, and vinyl, choose BEHR Bonding Primer

BEHR Metal Primer

For excellent performance and corrosion prevention on clean or sound, rusty Interior/Exterior metal surfaces, choose BEHR Metal Primer         

BEHR Acrylic-Alkyd Enamel Undercoater

Formulated to have outstanding flow and leveling, choose BEHR Acrylic-Alkyd Enamel Undercoater for excellent performance under higher sheen paints         
BEHR Drywall Plus Primer and Sealer is a 100% acrylic interior primer. It is high-hide white with a quick recoat time and is recommended for use with lower sheen paints. This primer is tintable for dramatic color changes.
  • Ideal for drywall, plasterboard, wallboard and wood
  • Seals bare wood
  • High-hide white
  • Quick recoat time
  • Tintable in-store for dramatic color changes
  • 100% acrylic
  • For use under low sheens
  • Limited lifetime guarantee
  • Actual paint colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations
  • Click here to shop drywall sheets to complete your project
  • GREENGUARD certified products are certified to GREENGUARD standards for low chemical emissions into indoor air during product usage, for more information, visit ul.com/gg
  • Online Price includes a PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, NY, OR, RI, VT, WA
  • California residents

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Questions & Answers

Q:is this good for covering ridged foam board with paper backing
by|May 11, 2023
1 Answer
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A:  Hi Rich, thank you for your question. As it turns out, our products are not recommended for foam surfaces. I advise reaching out to your local Home Depot for more information about which product will work best for your project. Have a great day! -Lina

by|May 11, 2023
    Q:Is it sandable
    by|Apr 17, 2023
    1 Answer
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    A:  Hi Lonna, thanks for your question. Yes, our Drywall Plus Primer & Sealer is sandable. I recommend letting the primer dry for at least 24 hours before sanding it to ensure it doesn't gum up on you. Have a great day! -Christina

    by|Apr 18, 2023
      Q:How many square feet does a gallon cover
      by|Mar 31, 2023
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      A:  Hi Paint, thanks for your question. Our Drywall Primer & Sealer covers 250-400 square feet per gallon for one coat. Hope this helps! -Christina

      by|Mar 31, 2023

        A:  About 300. It soaks in well and leaves a nice base

        by|Apr 1, 2023
          Q:Can this paint be mixed to another color
          by|Mar 25, 2023
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          A:  Hi Tnt1, thank you for your question. The Drywall primer can be tinted with up to 2 oz. of colorant. This helps achieve the color of the topcoat in fewer coats. Have a great day! -Giovanna

          by|Mar 27, 2023
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            Customer Reviews

            4.2 out of 5
            • 4.2
              out of 996 reviews
            • 78% recommend this product
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            Behr makes painting enjoyable
            I used this to seal 2,000 sq. ft. of new drywall and a bit of new plywood. I then covered it with Behr interior eggshell paint. The primer seems to have sealed it all and the Behr interior eggshell was a pleasure to cut in & roll on top of it.
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            • Recommended
            This did absolutely nothing! It doesn't even look like I primed my walls. Where the spackle joints are, it's like I didn't even touch it with the primer. I can also see paint through it. Terrible. I now get to prime the ceilings and my whole hallway again.
            Response from BehrApr 6, 2022
            Hi krob, thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear that you did not get the coverage that you expected. Typically, the primer coat will seal the porosity of the surface, even if it's not covering. Once you apply your topcoat, the paint will cover the surface. Customer satisfaction is important to us, and we appreciate your feedback. Please reach out to us directly if you need further assistance; our customer care team is happy to help you! -Giovanna Behr
              2 found this review helpful
              Quality product for a quality result.
              This is the only product I use for any sheetrock job. 2 coats are best for a quality result. The short drying time and coverage make this a highly recommended product.
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              • Recommended
                excellent new drywall primer for flat paint
                Applied one coat of this primer to fresh drywall and it covers very very well, excellent product, I highly recommend!
                  • Recommended
                  NO WAY
                  Did NOT adhere to sheetrock. Application was like smearing honey on the wall. Would not roll, rsther bubbled and sucked up. Sheetrock guy having to cone out and RE-SAND at an additional cost.
                  Response from BehrOct 26, 2021
                  Hi Dissatisfied - Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear that this primer didn't adhere to your sheetrock. We'd like to learn more about the issues you ran into so we can help. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us directly. We hope to hear from you soon! - Sara Behr
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                  Just ok with a good price.
                  An ok primer that isn’t too thick. I had to do two coats to cover a light yellow to go to white. One thing to note is that it’s not recommended for satin/eggshell topcoats.
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                  Where is the zero star option?
                  Bought this primer based on recommendation of local Home Depot associate. Going to need 4 coats to cover a 15x15’ room on brand new drywall that was wiped down. Coverage is terrible. Waited days between coats for time to harden. My time is worth more and I should have went with a better quality product. Im going to burn through the entire five gallons and may need more! Never experieced this before with any other product. Horrible waste of time and money
                  Response from BehrFeb 16, 2021
                  Hi Joel,

                  Thank you for reviewing Behr Drywall Plus Primer & Sealer. I'm sorry to hear about the coverage issue experienced. Because the primer will need to be topcoated, there is no need to achieve full coverage with the primer. The new drywall should be sealed now and ready for a top coat to be applied. Please contact Behr's Customer Care Department for further assistance with this matter. We'd love to find a way to help.

                  Kindest regards,

                  Doris Behr
                    • Recommended
                    5 found this review helpful
                    Easy cover up for new drywall installed and the wood trim as well.
                    Easy cover up for new drywall installed and the wood trim as well.
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                    1 found this review helpful
                    Drywall Primer and Sealer
                    We have been using this in our house we are renovating and it gets the job done but i hoped for better. I do custom cabinetry so im not new to oainting and priming. In some cases it took five coats with the primer to keep the wood paneling from bleeding through so that we could use regular paint over top. It took two coats to prime drywall for painting - i know this is primarily a drywall primer but i expected it to perform better on wood walls. I think if it were thicker it would cover better. It did better on drywall, but even after two coats you can still see some of the ugly green the previous owner had used. It does take paint well after drying so thats a plus
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                    3 found this review helpful
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