Tikkurila Otex High Performance Adhesion Primer Undercoat


Otex Primer is a quick drying, super adhesion, high build primer and undercoat for most types of surface. Use with Tikkurila Ultra on wooden windows and doors for over 8 - 10 years durability. Also perfect for use with the Tikkurila Helmi and Feelings Furniture Paint.  Can be tinted to any colour to match your topcoat. For interior and exterior use.  Brush, Spray or Roller Application.

£18.79 (excl VAT)
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  • 250 char. max
  • 0.9L
  • 2.7L
  • 9L

About Tikkurila Otex Adhesion Primer

Otex Adhesion Primer is a matt, quick-drying, special resin-based primer and undercoat. It can also be used as a stain-blocking primer and be tinted to any colour to match your topcoat and create a better depth of colour.

Otex is suitable for both interior and exterior, and can be applied on most types of surface including:

  • Wood
  • Glass
  • Tiles
  • Glass-fibre
  • PVC Plastic
  • Aluminium
  • Zinc Coated Sheet Metal
  • Surfaces previously coated with Alkyd or Acid Catalysed Paints

Surface Preparation

Surfaces must be clean, dry, and free from grease, dirt, oil, wax, rust, loose material and surface contamination. Use Tikkurila products for mould removal and cleaning. Treat knots and resinous areas with Tikkurila Knotting Lacquer and a good quality wood filler for filling cracks, nail holes and blemishes. Ensure that existing painted and filled surfaces are thoroughly sanded smooth. Roughen aluminium, sheet metal and tiled surfaces with abrasive paper and if necessary mechanically abrade.

Application and Thinning

Brush, roller or spray.

For airless spray: use a 0.011” – 0.015” spray tip and thin by up to 10% with spray thinner.

Thinning: Thin if necessary for brush and roller application thin by up to 5% with white spirit.

Drying Time - Touch Dry
Drying Time - Recoat
Coverage (m2 / litre)
Brush, Roller, Spray
Solvent Based

questions Dee Ridland

Will this Primer be compatible with an Acid Catalyst Colour Base Coat on Kitchen cabinets, and allow for a Water Based Brush Painted Top Coat? Thank You



Yes the Otex is suitable as a primer and intermediate coat for both new and previously painted surfaces. Otex adheres well to surfaces that require special adhesion, such as glass, tiles, fiberglass, PVC plastic, aluminum, zinc coated sheet metal and surfaces painted with alkyd and acid-cured paints. 

Holman Paints.

questions dave jones

is this suitable as a primer for bare exterior timber both softwood & hardwood thanks


Otex Adhesion Primer is a single pack, solvent based, adhesion primer that is suitable for priming and undercoating both new and previously painted surfaces. Otex adheres well to difficult substrates like glass, tiles, glass fibre, melamine, PVCplastic, aluminium, zinc coated sheet metal and surfaces coated with alkyd and acid-curing paint. Suitable also for wood, wood fibre board, chipboard and metal surfaces in dry interior premises. 

Suitable for bare and previously coated softwood and hardwood, interior and exterior.

questions Chris McLoughlin

How many coats of Otex Adhesion Primer should I apply to an external gable. Thank you


Hello, 1 coat of Otex would be sufficient, followed by 2 coats of your chosen topcoat.


Holman Paints 

questions Victoria

Hello, can water based top coat be used over otex primer please?


Yes, just make sure to allow the full 24hrs re-coat time (at 23c) before applying the water based topcoat.

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