Berger Water Based Universal Primer

A single component acrylic water based universal primer.

Berger Water Based Universal Primer is a water based primer with universal applicability on metal, wood and concrete substrates. It has good spreading and substrate wetting properties and excellent adhesion to all types of substrates. It offers good anti-corrosive performance, making it suitable for over coating with water based enamel and other water based finishes.


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Excellent Intercoat AdhesionCorrosion Resistant
Finishes -Matt

Surface preparation


  • Remove all wax, oil and grease by solvent cleaning in accordance to guidelines given by SSPC-SP1.
  • Dry brushing to remove soluble salts, dirt and dust.
  • Freshwater jetting is required to remove all loose contaminants and soluble salt deposition.
  • Remove scale by chipping, needle gun or spot blasting. Any loose or flaking coatings should be taken back to a firm edge.
  • Mechanically clean the surface using hand or power tools to a minimum standard of St 2 (ISO 8501-1:1988) or SSPC-SP2 taking care to avoid polishing the surface.
  • Where necessary remove weld spatter and round off all rough weld seams and sharp edges to a smooth surface. To avoid condensation of moisture onto substrate prior to coating application, relative humidity should not exceed 85% and substrate temperature should be more than 3°C above Dew Point.

Aluminium & galvanized iron

  • Wipe the surface using suitable solvent to remove oil, grease, dirt & dust, etc.
  • Dry properly before application of primer. In case of any residual contaminants paint may show de-wetting or fish eye defect.

Wood & concrete

  • Ensure the surface is dry and clean from surface contaminants.

Application procedure

Stir contents of the can thoroughly before use. Thinning is not usually required. However, if thinning is desired, do not exceed the recommended thinning ratio.

Tools you can use


May be used for difficult shapes or touch up purposes

Airless Spray

Conventional Spray

May require additional dilution to achieve good atomisation.


May be used for difficult shapes or touch up purposes

Available Packs


1 Coat
8.4 Sqm/L @ 50 Microns**


On well-prepared surfaces, as per the painting system recommended. Please refer to the Product Data Sheet for surface preparation and method of application.

** Actual coverage may vary from the quoted coverage due to factors such as method and condition of application, surface roughness, and porosity.

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    Berger Water Based Universal Primer
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