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Neptune Water Based Primer

Great paintwork starts with a great primer... Read more

A closer look at Neptune

Great paintwork starts with a great primer. Our water-based one works as a base coat for walls or wood under all our paints – matt emulsion and eggshell – providing an even colour to work from. It’s especially useful if you’re painting a light colour onto a dark surface.

About our primer

Like our paints, our primer’s low in chemicals and almost odour-free, so it’s better for people and the environment. And because it’s water based, a damp cloth’s all you need to clean up drips and spills.

The rest of our paint collection

Explore our paint collection online here to discover our 28 timeless, core shades – split into seven, ready-to-use, nature-inspired palettes – as well as our seasonal and archive colours. You can order a swatch booklet and tester pots online too, to help you choose the perfect colour.

 

How to use - primer

Great paintwork starts with a great primer. Ours works as a base coat or wood primer with all our paints - matt emulsion and eggshell. Use it to prep surfaces and it’ll make the end result much better, with a smooth, longlasting finish.

How to use - primer

Great paintwork starts with a great primer. Ours works as a base coat or wood primer with all our paints - matt emulsion and eggshell. Use it to prep surfaces and it’ll make the end result much better, with a smooth, longlasting finish.

  • Litres :1ltr
  • Coverage per litre :14m2
  • VOC :6g per litre
  • Child Safe :Yes (BS EN71-3)
  • Made in the UK :Yes
  • Low odour :Yes
  • Paint application :2 coats recommended
  • Drying time :1-2 hours
  • Sheen level :Less than 6% (Matt)
  • Water-based :Yes
  • Environmentally Friendly :Yes

Need to know

Sometimes our paint colours can be different from batch to batch. It’ll only ever be a very small difference (within 0.8%), but it’s something you should bear in mind if you’re painting several things the same colour in one room. Best to buy all the paint you need at one time and keep a spare bit handy for touch-ups. It also means that the colours in our paint books might be ever so slightly different too.

VOC: You might’ve heard of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) before. They’re chemicals that evaporate at room temperature, and you often find them in paint. They’re not great for your health though, so you don’t want too many. That’s why we keep the amount in ours as low as we can. Both our emulsion and eggshell finishes contain 2g of VOCs per litre, max. To put that in perspective, the EU limit is 30g per litre.

Care guide

We use a water-based, acrylic eggshell paint on our furniture that’s tough and long-lasting, so you’ll find it easy to maintain over the years. Simply dust down with a dry e-cloth, and if you find a mark, it should come away easily with the simple swish of a damp cloth.

When it comes to smaller items, we don't hang around.

With smaller designs we tend to use one of three couriers; the three that we think are the best. It means that we can get your order out to you sooner. You’ll receive an email from our delivery partner to confirm your delivery date within 24 hours of us dispatching the item (or items).

No-quibble returns

We believe that returns should be easy, that’s why we approach them with a ‘no quibble’ mindset. We offer a free returns service on accessories and all the details on what you need to do will be on your delivery note. Just make sure you keep hold of the packaging.

For our full returns policy, please click here.

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