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Vintage Bird Multi-Tasking Prep Coat

The newest addition to our Prep & Finish range is our amazing "Multi-Tasking" Prep Coat.

This is a white primer, stain blocker and adhesive bond developed specifically for furniture painting.

As with all our Vintage Bird Brand products, this is developed and made in Australia. 

What It Does:

It has an odour neutralising formula, is self levelling and water based. (No nasty fumes, and a non-toxic, No VOC product). 

Our Prep Coat will block mild tannins, however when painting over timber surfaces that our prone to excessive tannin bleed such as teak, rosewood and cedar, we will recommend considering use of a shellac based primer coat as per industry standards. Multi-Tasking Prep Coat can be tinted with our Vintage Bird Furniture Paint to assist with minimising coats required for light/white colours, or highly saturated/pigmented colours that tend to be more translucent to maintain their vibrancy. When using for this purpose we recommend 1 part paint to 3 parts Prep Coat. 

Can also be used to prime porous surfaces such as concrete and terracotta. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Good Prep coat

Goes on smoothly and evenly with good coverage on the wooden surfaces I’ve tried.
Painting over it with mineral paint makes the colour of the brighter than painting directly onto the wood without the prep coat.

Meghan Rowlands
Perfect Prep Coat

I have used this prep coat on my dining table and chairs, bar stools, buffet cabinet and now on my large outdoor paint pots to repaint them. It's perfect for blocking out any dark stain bleed and dark paint colours. It is also fantastic for paint adhesion. I'm so glad I found this product to use on all of my DIY projects.

Great primer and base coat

Easy to apply, a little goes a long way. Very smooth application.
Will definitely use again


This is my second time buying the multi-tasking prep coat. Love this product! Gives paint a good adhesive base for projects and helps with any bleed through (dark colour patches) from dark woods when painting furniture. Will definitely continue to purchase for my DIY projects.

Jen Dawson
Great coverage

This prep coat goes on very smoothly. It also covers a large area using a small amount. I love it!