Factory Finish

Cabot Stains Factory Finish Alkyd Primer

Factory Finish Alkyd Primer

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Quick Facts

  • Ideal base coat for PRO.V.T. Solid Color Acrylic Stain
  • Ideal base coat for The Finish
  • Formulated specifically for machine application


Cabot Factory Finish Alkyd Primer is specially formulated to provide superior resistance to extractive bleeding andmoisture problems. Formulated specifically for machine application, when the wood is coated on all four sides, this primer makes an ideal base coat for Cabot Factory Finish, as well as Cabot PRO.V.T.® Solid Color Acrylic Stain, The Finish and other solid color stains and paints.


On smooth surfaces, approximately 400-500 square feet per gallon; on rough surfaces, 150-250 square feet per gallon. These rates will vary depending upon the porosity of the surface.

Where to Use

Cabot Factory Finish Alkyd Primer provides superior performance and durability on exterior siding and trim. It also provides excellent adhesion to all new wood surfaces, including smooth, shiny (mill glaze) siding and lumber. Cabot Factory Finish Alkyd Primer is recommended for use on extractive-prone wood species such as cedar, fir, redwood, and on all types of wood surfaces, including siding, shingles, plywood, smooth and rough-sawn surfaces.

Preparing Your Surfaces

Proper surface preparation is the key to maximum finish performance. The durability of this product can be impaired by an unsound or poorly prepared surface. It is very important the surface be clean of all dirt, mildew stains, loose wood fibers and other foreign matter. Surfaces must be dry. (Moisture content must be below 15%.) New wood, once dry, should not be allowed to weather.


Apply only by machine under factory-controlled conditions.

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