Titebond Concrete Primer is used over Gyp-Crete and lightweight concrete to provide a bondable surface for the installation of hardwood floors. It also performs exceptionally well as an additive to cement based patching and leveling compounds used over uneven or damaged subfloors. It provides adhesion of these compounds to concrete, wood, tile and other sound floor coverings. When added to portland cement and a sand mixture, Titebond Concrete Primer enhances the bonding of new, wet stucco or concrete to old concrete, masonry, stucco and similar surfaces. It provides a highly water-resistant and resilient base.

Features & Benefits

  • Ready-to-use form
  • Acrylic formula

Application Guidelines

  • Application Temperature: 40°F to 100°F (5°C to 38°C)
  • Service Temperature Range: -30°F to 200°F
  • Method of Application: Apply mixture with masonry tools to level and fill voids in the old surface. Use a squeegee for sealing concrete.
  • Application Directions: All surfaces must be free from dust, dirt, oil, grease and wax.
    Add 2½ gallons of Titebond Concrete Primer to a 94 lb. bag of portland cement and three equal parts of sand. To a pre-mixed 80lb. bag of cement and sand or aggregate, add 2 quarts of Primer. For smaller amounts, reduce the amount of Primer in proportion; to 40 lbs. of dry mix and sand, add one quart of Primer. More Primer may be used, but under no circumstances use less than the amounts prescribed above.
  • Special Gyp-Crete Instructions: In order to properly glue down wood flooring to Gyp-Crete or lightweight concrete, the surface must be primed with Titebond Concrete Primer. For this application, the Primer must be applied at a rate of 400 square feet per gallon using a mix of one-part clean water and two part Primer. Apply evenly with a squeegee, brush, roller or spray. Allow 45 minutes or more before applying a second coat. Allow to dry 24 hours before applying adhesive over the primer/sealer. For additional concerns regarding job site conditions, moisture or specific applications, call Franklin International Technical Service at 1-800-347-4583.
  • Cleanup: Water when wet; dried film can be scraped.

Physical Properties

  • Type: Modified acrylic
  • Weight Per Gallon: 8.6 lbs.
  • Calculated VOC: < 4 g/L
  • State: Liquid
  • Solids: > 28%
  • Flashpoint: > 200°F
  • Viscosity: Very thin liquid
  • Freeze / Thaw Stability: Passes 5 cycles at 0°F
  • pH : 9.5
  • Storage Life: 12 months in tightly closed containers at 75°F


Titebond Concrete Primer is formulated specifically for use with various Franklin International flooring adhesives. While it will perform satisfactorily with other adhesives, it can be hardened or softened by the solvents in some adhesives. If there is any question about the adhesive being used in conjunction with Titebond Concrete Primer, consult Franklin International Technical Service at 1-800-347-4583 or perform the following test: Apply a small amount of concrete mixture to the surface and allow it to dry at least 3-5 days. Bond an assembly with the adhesive you intend to use and allow to set for 72 hours. Separate the assembly and inspect the glue line. If the bond is strong and the adhesive is firm, you should have no problems.

Product SKUs

Part NumberUPCCase UPCSizeWeightUnits Per PackagePackages Per Pallet
1513603708315136710037083151364Gallon Jug18.27263

Caution Statement

CAUTION: Do not allow eye contact. Protective splash goggles are suggested as eye protection. If eye contact occurs, flush with water for 10-15 minutes. Consult physician. Do not ingest. If ingested, do not induce vomiting. Consult physician. KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.

Important Notice: Our recommendations, if any, for the use of this product are based on tests believed to be reliable. Since the use of this product is beyond the control of the manufacturer, no guarantee or warranty, expressed or implied, is made as to such use or effects incidental to such use, handling or possession or the results to be obtained, whether in accordance with the directions or claimed so to be. The manufacturer expressly disclaims responsibility therefore. Furthermore, nothing contained herein shall be construed as a recommendation to use any product in conflict with existing laws and/or patents covering any material or use.

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