Frequently Asked Questions
Why is it necessary to use Emperor Exterior Masonry Primer
Bare, unpainted surface must be primed using Emperor Exterior Masonry Primer before painting to ensure that coloured Emperor Masonry Paint is not absorbed into the render of the building. Not using a primer before apply paint will mean you can achieve a patchy finish.
Is it always necessary to apply the Primer?
It is always beneficial to apply the Primer to bare, absorbent surfaces. It is not always necessary to apply it to already painted surfaces that show no surface breakdown.
How do I apply Emperor Exterior Masonry Primer
Use a paint roller, brush or pump sprayer. Apply to dry surfaces in temperatures above 5°C. Always avoid working in direct sunlight on hot days – it is much better to work in the shade.
Does applying the Primer mean I get a Lifetime Guarantee?
If you use Emperor Exterior Masonry Primer on bare, unpainted surface before applying Emperor Masonry Paint, you will be covered by the Lifetime Guarantee we offer, ensuring you take all other necessary steps in the application process.
What is the coverage of Emperor Exterior Masonry Primer?
The product is supplied ready for use. There is no need to add water or thin the product in any way. The Primer has a coverage of 5-8m2 per litre, depending on the porosity of the surface. This means a 10 litre tub will cover up to 50-80 square metres depending on the surface being covered.
What if I get it on surfaces other than the walls?
Wash the affected area with hot soapy water and a cloth.
Is the product harmful to the environment?
The product is water-based and non-toxic.
Is the product safe and easy to use?
Whilst the Primer is not a skin irritant, we would always recommend that care is taken when using it. Disposable gloves and goggles are advised, particularly if there is any breeze or wind to protect yourself from spray back. If you do get any Primer onto your skin, wash immediately with warm, soapy water.