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Linitop Primer & Finish

Two-in-one primer and topcoat, penetrating semi-transparent woodstain

Linitop Prim and Finish
  • Semi-transparent penetrating woodstain available in 12 colours
  • Suitable for interior and exterior use on all wood types
  • Contains a dry-film antifungal protection
  • Can be used as a coloured base for other stains and varnishes
  • Includes both primer and finish in one 3-coat system

Linitop Primer and Finish is a multi-purpose semi-transparent penetrating wood stain including both primer and topcoat with a matt sheen finish and is suitable for both interior and exterior uses. It is available in 12 different colours and as a penetrating product, it actually impregnates and stains the wood itself, not just the surface.

It is a solvent-based wood stain which is suitable for use on vertical surfaces and its flexibility makes it perfect for use on woods subject to movement in projects for cladding, shutters and doors, fencing and gates.

Linitop Primer and Finish wood stain has 3 main functions – its primary use is as a standalone protective wood stain with a 3-coat application system. Additionally, it can be used as a coloured primer for Linitop Classic and Solid if you want to stain the wood with a penetrating product in addition to just the surface. This will give a deeper and more rich coloured finish than using Linitop Classic or Solid alone. Finally, you can also use Linitop Primer and Finish as a coloured base for clear varnishes such as Vernis and Yacht Vernis. In this case you would use a single coat of Primer and Finish, followed by 2 coats of the varnish.

What can I use Linitop Primer and Finish Wood stain for?

  • Staining sheds and summerhouses
  • Priming wood before using another wood stain – for a richer colour
  • Protecting wood subject to movement
  • Achieving a matt sheen finish with fungicidal protection
  • Creating a coloured base for varnishing boats and other wood surfaces


Except for use on Red Cedar and wood types containing an anti-oxidant e.g Iroko. Avoid wood types rich in resins. Contact us for further information.

Always read the Linitop Prim & Finish Product Information before using and follow the instructions carefully.

Recommendations before application

  • Ready for use, do not dilute.
  • Shake well before application
  • Do not apply at an ambient air and wood temperature of less than 10°C and greater than 30°C. The relative humidity will be of the order of 50% for optimum drying
  • Protect everything that does not have to be treated
  • The moisture of the wood must not be greater than 15%
  • When using indoors, use in well ventilated areas

To protect the wood against UV, do not use colourless or white outside by itself as the finishing coat. Always finish with 2 coloured coats.

Surface Preparation

Use on wood whole usage, nature, quality, treatments and preparation comply with the applicable standards and DTU (DTU 59.1). The inspection and preparation of the surface are the responsibility of the user.

The wood must be dry, clean, sound, free on millglaze and prepared (degreased, sanded, dusted according to the standard practises for this type of work).

New wood surfaces

  • Prepare the surface (sand with coarse and medium grade according tot he condition of the surface). Then finish by fine sanding (grit 120) according to standard practices. This will encourage and optimise the opening of the pores.

Previously coated surfaces

All previous coatings must be completely and thoroughly removed.

  • Oils and sealers: Strip with Aquanett or Prepdeck then neutralise with Net-Trol
  • Solvent (oil or alkyd based finishes): Strip with Dilunett then neutralise with Net-Trol
  • Acrylic finishes (Water-based): Strip with Prepdeck then neutralise with Net-Trol
  • Other finishes i.e. 2 pack epoxies, urethanes etc: Strip with DSP 800 then clean the surface to remove residual paraffin

Note: Hardwoods and woods rich in tannins e.g. Oak, Chestnut, Douglas Fir, Cedar, etc. may darken with Aquanett, Prepdeck and Dilunett, neutralising with Net-Trol immediately after rinsing will lighten and restore the woods colour.

Application Guidance

Application tools

  • Brush, roller, spray gun


New wood surfaces

  • Once sanded, apply Prim & Finish via one of the two system listed below

Greyed wood

  • Clean with Net-Trol wood cleaner
  • Sand with grit 120
  • Once clean and completely dry, apply Prim & Finish via one of the two system listed below

Previously coated surfaces

  • Remove any previous coatings by using one of our strippers listed under ‘previously coated surfaces’
  • Neutralise the surface with Net-Trol
  • Once clean and completely dry, apply Prim & Finish via one of the two system listed below

Impregnation undercoat system

Three coat protection system

  • Apply 3 generous coats of Prim & Finish – the last 2 need to be coloured, not colourless

Pay particular attention to grooves and butts. When applying with a spray gun, smooth with a brush to avoid runs and to aid the penetration of the product.


Minor regular maintenance

  • Apply 1-2 coats of Prim & Finish depending on the condition of the surface after sanding.

Highly damaged surface maintenance

  • Remove any previous coatings by using one of our strippers listed under ‘previously coated surfaces’
  • Once clean and completely dry, apply 3 coats of Linitop Prim and Finish

Clean Up

Clean all tools and equipment with white spirit

Tips from the Professionals

  1. Always apply Linitop Primer and Finish in the direction of the wood fibres
  2. On new wood, wood made bare and wood that is not durable and hasn’t been treated with a preservative, it is recommended first treating with an insecticide, fungicide and anti-blue stain agent
  3. To use Linitop Primer and Finish as a coloured basecoat before using another finish you should first apply a single coat of it. Without sanding, follow with 2 coats of your chosen finish, sanding in-between the two coats.


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Coverage: 14-18m2 per litre
Tools: Brush, roller, spray gun.
Suitable for: Interior & Exterior use
Clean up: White Spirit
Drying Time: 24 hours
Suitable Surfaces: All woods (see restrictions)

Technical Data

Read the full technical information for Linitop Primer & Finish including MSDS on our corporate website.