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Prep Coat Match Maker

Prep Coat Match Maker

With a gazillion options to choose from, we know how confusing it is to choose the right prep product for your project. Ergo, the Prep Coat Matchmaker. Each person, we mean project, is unique but when you find the right one everything is easier. You might be looking to cover a stain caused by possum pee, or paint over fresh gyprock. Find your perfect prep coat match and let love unfold.

Here are a few prep products we love:

Dulux 1 Step Prep

Why we love it:

Works for both interior and exterior projects. It’s suitable for all areas of your home which is such a bonus, especially in kitchens and bathrooms where mould can be a problem. It blocks stains and tannins like a boss so no other prep products are needed.

Zinsser Cover-Stain Undercoat Primer-Sealer Stain Block


Why we love it:

The name really says it all. This oil-based primer is a one stop shop for all your prep coat needs, plus it dries in 30 minutes! Be mindful though, you still need to wait a full hour before applying your next coat but if time is of the essence, you’ve cut your recoat time by 50% with this product. Make sure you check your topcoat and make sure it’s compatible with an oil-based primer. Bonus points given because you can follow with either a water-based or oil-based top coat.

Dulux Acrylic Sealer Undercoat

Why we love it:

Affectionately referred to in the industry as ASU, this is a great interior prep product that is compatible with any top coat. Gold star. This means you don’t need to worry if your top coat is water or oil based, they will work together harmoniously.