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Tub, Shower, & Tile Refinishing Primers

The Best Bathtub Primers on the Market

We have a bathtub refinishing primer for any job

Many refinishers don’t give much thought to a tub refinishing primer. They used what worked for them in the past. Maybe it’s time to revisit your refinishing primer of choice.

NAPCO’s Bathtub Refinishing Wipe-On Primer

You can save approximately $250 per tub using our innovative Gorilla Grip wipe-on primer. Gorilla Grip saves you an hour or more of difficult prep and that means money in your pocket. No etching, sanding, spraying primer or cleaning your gun after priming. It really is a time saver!

NAPCO’s Standard Bathtub, Tile, & Shower Refinishing Primers

We offer two standard refinishing primers: Epoxy Primer Resin and High Build Primer.

Epoxy Primer Resin can be your daily go-to tub refinishing primer. It works great on porcelain, cast iron, steel or ceramic surfaces. It takes only 5 – 10 minutes to dry.

Our High Build refinishing primer fixes imperfections as you spray, resulting in a smooth and durable surface on which to apply the topcoat.

Professional bath refinishers: Order supplies online or call us at 800-888-1081.

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  1. Gorilla Grip
    Gorilla Grip
    Starting at $4.46
  2. High Build Primer
    High Build Primer
    Starting at $38.18
  3. Epoxy Primer Resin
    Epoxy Primer Resin
    Starting at $43.55
  4. NAPCO Neutral Color Swatches w/ Case
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What Refinishers Have to Say About NAPCO’s Bathtub & Tile Refinishing Products


Review by Michael Marciano – Rochester, NY


Rating 5 5 Star Rating

My name is Michael Marciano and I've been refinishing bathtubs & tile for 8-years. Over that time I've experimented with multiple different coating providers such as Hawk Coatings, Shark Grip, Top Coat, Rustoleum, European Coatings, and NAPCO. Some coatings being more cost effective then others, some more convenient to purchase / acquire, but at the end of the day the 4-hour cure, customer service, work ability of their coating has concreted NAPCO as my only chemical provider moving forward.
The trade in program offered by NAPCO is a great resource for any refinisher on the fence about switching to NAPCO full time, they took all of my remaining competitor coatings and gave me more then a $1,000 in product to replace the aging coatings on my shelf and remove the thought of using a competitors product.
Thank you once again Larry for you great customer service and letting an existing customer utilize this program.

Review by Joe Richardson – Richardson HomeWorks LLC


Rating 5 5 Star Rating

We have been using Napco products for about 1.5 years now. Napco products have always exceeded our expectations. We primarily use their 320 Product lines. After we depleted our stock of their Poly Tub & Tile Prep we ordered their new tile preparation product (Piranha Prep). The Piranha Prep is a concentrated solution that cleaned the tubs very well without those harsh chemical odors.
So, on the behalf of Richardson HomeWorks LLC, we thank you for such an amazing Tub and Tile Prep.

Bathtub, Shower & Tile Primer FAQ

What is epoxy primer?

Epoxy primer is a primer or sealer that has a non-porous finish. It works great on porcelain, cast iron, steel or ceramic surfaces—and NAPCO’s epoxy primer only takes 5–10 minutes to dry.

Is Gorilla Grip wipe-on primer as good as conventional primers?

Our extensive testing has proven Gorilla Grip provides as good or better bond than conventional etching and primer. Don’t waste one more hour hassling with conventional etch and spray-on primers. Get Gorilla Grip and work smarter while making more money, 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

What types of primers does NAPCO offer?

NAPCO offers Gorilla Grip wipe-on primer, High Build primer, and Epoxy Resin primer.

Who can order NAPCO’s bathtub, shower, and tile refinishing primers?

Due to the chemical nature and particular handling of many of our products, NAPCO does not sell to the general public. We are concerned for your safety and want to make sure you are educated on the products you are using. Prospective customers can contact us to see if they qualify to become a NAPCO dealer.

Does NAPCO offer tub and tile primer discounts for refinishers ordering large quantities?

Yes! Each customer is included in our NAPCO Loyalty Program to ensure they receive the maximum discount off of our already competitive prices. The more you purchase from NAPCO, the more money you save.