Welcome to AIC Paints

AIC Paints are a well established paint supplier in Dublin catering for both trade customers & general public customers.

Welcome to AIC Paints

AIC Paints are a well established paint supplier in Dublin catering for both trade customers & general public customers.

Welcome to AIC Paints

AIC Paints are a well established paint supplier in Dublin catering for both trade customers & general public customers.

Domestic Paints

We have a substantial range of paint types available. So take a look at the different categories to choose from.
Safety Wear

Industrial Coatings

We Stock a wide range of specialized industrial coatings from flooring to clean rooms we have you covered
tools and accessories for home renovation

Painting Accessories

Whatever you need to get that painting job done, we can help with your painting requirements.

The Best In Paints




Owatrol EB

In stock
Product Details

Stir-In Stabilising Solution or Primer "Welds" Emulsions and Masonry Paints To Virtually Any Surface and Stops That Paint Peeling Off Later. EB is The First Choice Of Most Top Rated Professional Painter Decorators for New and Refurb Work.

Mouse or Click On The Photos For More Information On Same.

  • EB is added to first coat of any water based paint - eliminates the need for time consuming, application of a separate coat of primer / or paint stabiliser. Not For Clears - Only Paint.
    No point in painting walls etc if the paint blisters and peels of again - all that work and expense for nothing. When you use EB as part of your FIRST coat, you can rest assured that your paint will stay where you put it!

Note: First coat means first coat of current painting job, irrespective of whether it is a new or previously painted wall.

  • Bonds water based paints to chalky, powdery or porous surfaces.
  • Added to first coat (only) of interior emulsion over new plasterwork ensures paint does not peel off
  • Improves hiding power and coverage
  • Allows you to use masonry paints on wide range range of substrates for long life, no peel results… example wooden fencing – paint any colour, cladding, decking spindles, terracotta pots, paving slabs etc
  • EB is a stir-in bonding additive, paint stabiliser for all water based paints, exterior and interior.
  • Can be used on all surfaces and is especially suitable as a stabiliser, primer for unstable, chalky and powdery surfaces as well as for difficult surfaces such as glass, plastic, wood, varnished surfaces etc.
  • Can be mixed into the first coat of paint or used neat. Most common mix ratio is 3 parts paint to 1 part EB but can be stronger for really bad surfaces. Example: 10L bucket of emulsion. Pour out 2.5L (1/4) into another bucket and replace it with 2.5 L of EB.. this tops up the 10L again but 1/4 of the contents is EB... 3:1 mix. Calculate that the 2.5L of paint you poured out earlier can be part of what you need for the second coat.

Properties [VIDEO Shows Plastered Wall That Was Painted Without A Proper Primer... Paint Fell Off]

  • EB mixed into first coat of any water based paint, soaks deep into the substrate or grips to shiny surface and does away with the need for a separate coat of stabiliser... thereby saving you work and money.
  • Increases paint hiding power - ensures even coverage and maximum adhesion between the first and second coat of paint.
  • EB’s high solids maintains the inherent characteristics of the paint and increases paint coverage by up to 20%.
  • Stops paint peeling from surfaces prone to same.
  • Enables you apply water based paints to vast variety of substrates otherwise not possible without risk of peeling. Wood, MDF etc.


  • Always test for compatibility; for use in water based paints only.
  • Make sure the surface is clean and free from grease; remove any flaky paint.
  • Ratios of mix required. Basic rule is, the worse the substrate, the stronger the mix. Chalky walls, minimum of 4:1 (4 paint : 1 EB) Average flaky walls, 3:1, badly flaking wall 2:1 and in extreme cases use 1:1 or even neat. For non-masonry surfaces such as wooden fencing etc a 3:1 ration minimum in exterior quality masonry paints is recommended. Allow to dry for 24-48h.)
  • Use E-B in first coat of (water based) paint only.
  • After application of the EB/paint mix allow to dry aprox 4 hours.
  • EB is added to first coat only. Apply second coat of paint without E-B.

Application tools : brush, roller, airless spray.

Application temperature : 5°C to +35°C

Drying time : 2 to 4 h.

Recoating time : 4 h.

Clean up : Soap + Water (Brushes etc may need additional wash with white spirit)

Save this product for later