Dryvit Color Prime is a water-based pigmented acrylic primer. It can be used over a variety of substrates providing a flat, uniformly absorbent, color-coordinated surface for application of Dryvit exterior and interior finishes. Dryvit Color Prime is available in all of our standard colors as well as custom colors. Questions? Contact Us.
Color Prime is recommended for the surface preparation of drywall, concrete, masonry and stucco to color coordinate the substrate with the selected Dryvit finish. When priming to reduce suction of stucco prior to direct application of a Dryvit finish, Color Prime should be diluted with 2 gal (7.6 L) of water per pail.
Drying Time: The drying time of Color Prime is dependent upon the air temperature and relative humidity. Under average drying conditions, [70 °F (21 °C), 55% R.H.], Color Prime is dry to the touch in 1/2 hour and sufficiently dry for application of finish in 2 hours. Protect from rain for at least 4 hours.
Job Conditions: Air and surface temperature for application of Color Prime must be 40 °F (4 °C) or higher and must remain so for a minimum of 24 hours.
Temporary Protection: Shall be provided at all times until the base coat, finish and permanent flashings, sealants, etc. are completed to protect the wall from weather and other damage.
Surfaces shall not be below 40 °F (4 °C) and must be clean, dry, structurally sound and free of efflorescence, grease, oil, form release agents and curing compounds. On painted surfaces, remove all blistered or peeling paint to a sound substrate. Remove all gloss by sanding.
Stir to a smooth, homogeneous consistency. When Color Prime is thinned when used over stucco, it must be mixed continuously during application to ensure color uniformity.
Approximately 1500 ft² (140 m²) per 50 lb (23 kg) pail, depending upon surface roughness, porosity of the substrate and application technique.
Clean tools with water while Color Prime is still wet.