Dunn-Edwards Introduces BLOCK-IT® Premium
LOS ANGELES (October 1, 2010)  Dunn-Edwards has introduced BLOCK-IT Premium, a new, high-performance stain-blocking primer. BLOCK-IT Premium is made with an innovative waterborne alkyd formula that provides great adhesion, outstanding hide and superior stain-blocking properties. It is recommended for use on an array of previously painted or new interior and exterior surfaces.

BLOCK-IT Premium’s exceptional stain-blocking performance derives from utilizing waterborne alkyd resins, barrier-type pigments and stain-blocking additives that form a smooth, tight film over the stain, locking it in place and preventing it from migrating through the topcoat. This primer can be used on surfaces such as drywall, wood and acoustical ceilings. It is especially effective in hiding tough stains caused by food, grease, water or smoke damage, ballpoint or felt pen ink, lipstick, crayon and tannin bleeding on woods.

Like all other Dunn-Edwards products, BLOCK-IT Premium is eco-friendly and ethylene glycol (EG)-free. “This is a fantastic new stain-blocking primer that combines the great application qualities of an oil-based paint with the convenience and benefits of a water-based paint,” said David Hsia, product manager. “It is ultra-low VOC and low odor both during and after application.” In addition, BLOCK-IT Premium has excellent sandability and superior flow-and-leveling for easy brush and roller application.


About Dunn-Edwards Paints Dunn-Edwards has produced and sold premium paint products for more than 84 years throughout the Southwest. Operating 103 stores in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas, Dunn-Edwards is one of the nation’s largest independent manufacturers and distributors of architectural paints and painting supplies. Based in Southern California, the company is composed of approximately 1,300 employees.

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