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ECO-988 5 gal. Pigmented Wallcovering Primer

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About This Product

ECO-988 is a pigmented, water-based wallcovering primer - ideal for use in new construction and with permeable or micro-vented wallcoverings. ECO-988 dries to a durable, white finish and protects the wall surface during double-cutting. ECO-988 applies easily with a paint roller or paint brush. It is water-based and can be cleaned up easily with water. ECO-988 is Zero VOC, CDPH 01350 compliant, and may contribute to the awarding of LEED points.


  • For priming new bare drywall for wallcovering
  • For best results, use in conjunction with ECO-888 Clear or ECO-788 Clay wallcovering adhesives
  • NSF/ANSI 342 Compliant
  • CDPH CA 01350 Compliant
  • Water-based
  • Low odor
  • No spatter
  • Easy water clean-up
  • Contain biocides to resist the growth of mold and mildew in-can and on the primer film
  • Online Price includes Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT
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Product Information

Internet # 203808846

Model # 011605


Container Size: 5 Gallon


Container Size

5 Gallon



General Purpose

Application Method

Brush, Paint Sprayer, Roller

Base Material

Water Based

Coating Product Category


Color Family


Color Family




Coverage Area (sq. ft)


Dry to Touch (min.)

180 min



Number of coats recommended


Number per Package


Paint/Stain Clean Up

Soap & Water

Paint/Stain Features

Low VOC, Mildew Resistant, Mold Resistant

Primer Purpose






Surface Material Use

Drywall, Plaster

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

ROMAN Products warrants that it will replace this product free of charge if within 12 months of manufacture it is found defective in material or workmanship. This warranty is in lieu of any other. The exclusive remedy is limited to the replacement of the product and ROMAN disclaims all liability for consequential, punitive and special damages. Conditions of use are beyond our control.

Questions & Answers

Q:Is this product good for priming new drywall And then applying lime wash ?
by|May 23, 2023
1 Answer
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A:  The ECO-988 Pigmented Primer is an acrylic, resin based primer that is designed to go over new or bare drywall and provides a very hard surface that helps protect the face of they drywall and provides an appropriate base for wallcovering adhesives. It can also be painted over with a high quality latex paint. ROMAN has not tested the compatibility of a lime wash over this primer and therefore can't provide an answer to your question. A test in an inconspicuous area (behind a door or in a closet) can be used to help determine compatibility. Thank you!

by|May 23, 2023
    Q:I need 3 fives of Roman ECO 988 Primer. Is there any available in the Va, DC area??
    by|Jul 17, 2020
    1 Answer
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    A:  Hi Roman, this Roman ECO-988 5 gal. Pigmented Wallcovering Primer, White is an online exclusive item and comes directly from the Homedepot.com inventory where it can be shipped to you directly or if it is eligible, shipped to a Home Depot store. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot!

    by|Sep 22, 2020
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