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Specially developed oil-based formula for multi-surface priming. Suitable for use on interior and exterior bare wood, metal and hardboard. Recoatable in 12-24 hours. Covers approx. 12m²/Ltr.

Specially developed oil-based formula for multi-surface priming. Suitable for use on interior and exterior bare wood, metal and hardboard. Recoatable in 12-24 hours. Covers approx. 12m²/Ltr.
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5 of 6(83%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for No Nonsense All Purpose Primer White 750ml
Review 1 for No Nonsense All Purpose Primer White 750ml
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not bad stuff
5 May 2014
By gasman125
, middlesbrough
"used to use dulux primer when it was cheap- this is a really good, much better value alternative. I buy lots of this to prime mdf-always 3 tins at a time, and,for a trade primer, it really should be available in larger sizes. how thick or thin this primer is varies from tin to tin(even with a good stir).
I agree it is quite glossy for a primer
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Review 2 for No Nonsense All Purpose Primer White 750ml
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Good Value Primer
23 Aug 2012
By paddy9936
, Devon
"Excellent coverage for a primer and still quite good value even though the tin is now only 750ml"
Review 3 for No Nonsense All Purpose Primer White 750ml
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Does the job
15 Jul 2014
By dicky7
, Newport
"Used it to paint bare wood and it worked well. A little thin perhaps but covered well."
Review 4 for No Nonsense All Purpose Primer White 750ml
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Less paint and costs more
1 Jul 2011
By Islayboy
, Scotland
"I have been using this all-purpose primer for many years now and it always seems to do the trick. I was a little surprised to find that my 1 litre tin had shrunk to only 750ml and the price had also gone up significantly.
Overall, a good product but don't like being subjected to price hikes like this - a real increase of about 65% !!"
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Review 5 for No Nonsense All Purpose Primer White 750ml
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Not quite what it used to be
4 Sep 2013
By takenforgranted
, Wiltshire
"As another reviewer wrote, this isn't as good since the tins reduced to 750ml from 1L (probably due to a change of supplier). The old stuff used to cling like smelly stuff to a blanket, dry flat matt and be nice and 'chalky' to sand. The new primer doesn't cover well, has a strange odour a bit like naphtha and dries to a semi-gloss. When you try to nib or sand it, it tends to clog the paper quickly and it leaves drag marks.
All of that said, I've not found an alternative oil based primer that's any better and the water based ones are rubbish in comparison. Industrial solvent disposal regs certainly seem to have made it difficult to produce a good primer these days. C'est la vie."
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Review 6 for No Nonsense All Purpose Primer White 750ml
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Not as good as it used to be
13 Jan 2013
By DrJack
, Notts
"Used to really rate the no-nonsense primer, but this was a lot thinner and glossier than it used to be. It works but you need more undercoat. Also used to come in 1litre tin !"