Rosco Tough Prime is a unique water based primer with special properties that allow it to bond to the hard-to-prime materials found in every scene shop. Available in White and Black, Tough Prime covers just about any surface, including PVC plastics, aluminum and other metals, foams and plastics, muslin, wood, and foamcore. This quick drying acrylic primer dries to a tough durable, water-resistant coating which can be painted over with virtually any paint, water or solvent based.
SUGGESTED USE: Use Tough Prime to prepare almost any surface for painting. Tough Prime can be used to prime Vinyl Projection Screen and Dance Floor, even carpet. Tough Prime Black is perfect for stage floors and proscenium arches, resiting scuffs and abrasions while providing a rich black finish.
DILUTION: Use Tough Prime undiluted for most applications. When applying by brush, it may be necessary to dilute with water to achieve the proper viscosity.
APPLICATION: Stir contents before use. Do not shake. Apply by brush, roller, or spray gun. Apply in even, uniform coats, using a good quality brush or roller. Use overlapping strokes, keeping a wet edge. Change roller direction often to avoid patterns and streaking. Do not apply a heavy coat. To build up a more durable finish, apply several thin coats, allowing each to dry thoroughly between applications.
COMPATIBILITY: Tough Prime is compatible with Rosco Scenic Paints and most other paints as well. Always test before using if unsure. Tough Prime can be tinted using Supersaturated Roscopaint, Universal tints, or other water based colorants and paints.
COVERAGE: Approximately 300 sq. ft. per gallon.
AVG. DRY TIME: AT 75°F (24°C) Dries to the touch in 30 minutes. Can be re-coated in 1-2 hours.
SHELF LIFE: Minimum 24 months.
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All technical data, recommendations and service are accurate to the best of our knowledge. Rosco and Gopher Stage Lighting assume no responsibility for the results obtained or damage incurred from use by the buyer in whole or in part since method of application and its use is beyond our control.