HSF5000 Primer / Surfacer / Filler by Emtech

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The HSF5000 Primer / Surfacer / Filler is a waterborne formula engineered to be used on open grained wood, MDF and engineered veneer to provide a smooth, non-textured feel to the base substrate.

HSF5000 is available in a neutral color base for bright wood finishing, or in pigmented primer white for use underneath pigmented topcoats. The HSF5000 Primer / Surfacer / Filler reduces the total number of intermediate sealer and topcoat applications required to obtain a final, highbuild finish.

HSF5000 has a very fast drying process, which allows topcoats to be applied only 2 hours after the last coat has been dry sanded.

Directions for use


  • Prepare the surface by sanding with 220-grit sandpaper.
  • Eliminate all dust, solvent and oil from the surface to be treated.
  • Depending on the finishing schedule, apply pre-stain sealer and/or wood stain prior to grain filling.
  • HSF5000 can be tinted with water-soluble dyes and/or pigments to create a ground color for natural grain color enhancement.
  • For applications on MDF or maple, there may be a migration of minerals or other components present in the MDF and create yellowing in the finish. Target Coating recommends applying two coats of BIN Primer-Sealer Stain Killer before applying white HSF5000.
  • HSF5000 can be mixed with 5% CL100 CrossLinker in order to increase sub-level hardness and adhesion when the product is applied on surfaces that are difficult to finish.


  • Spray, brush or roll-apply HSF5000 onto prepared substrate.
  • Apply HSF5000 at a 2-3 mil wet film thickness per coat.
  • Let each coat dry at room temperature for at least one hour.
  • Sand each coat with 320-grit sandpaper to remove any surface defect.
  • Apply at least 2 coats to obtain a filled grain effect. This will vary depending of the wood species being treated. Repeat if required to complete fill in negative grain.
  • Let dry 2 hours between each filler application to ensure proper drying of underlying filler.
  • Apply stain or dye again if necessary to egalize color tone.


Spray gun, roller applicator, paintbrush

Number of coats:

2 coats. Many coats can be applied.

Drying Time:

  • Primer : 1 hour per coat
  • Filler : 2 hours per coat
Use in well ventilated areas. Avoid inhaling residue.


946 ml · Neutral
$32.95 In stock
946 ml · White
$32.95 In stock
3.78 L · Neutral
$84.95 In stock
3.78 L · White
$84.95 In stock


Classification Wood Lacquers
Brand Emtech
  • 946 ml
  • 3.78 L
Sold Since November 21, 2013

Water, Acrylic Resin Dispersion, Titanium Dioxide Pigment, Dipropylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether

  • 105 sq feet per liter
  • 400 sq feet per gallon





With water, up to 15%


Acrylic Odor


Translucent Liquid


Keep in an hermetic container at room temperature.

Tools cleaning

Water and denatured alcohol.


Compatible with the EM1000, water soluble dyes and pigments.

Nozzle Tip Size

HVLP Spray gun: 1.8 mm or 2.0 mm needle set and corresponding air cap

Freeze/thaw stability

Avoid too many freeze-thaw cycles. If the product has frozen, allow the product to thaw at room temperature for 48 hours without stirring.

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Sands very smooth

Jeff Todosichuk · Jul 2, 2020

I've only used this primer in conjunction with cl100 but it was a nice high building primer that sanded out great. Needs to be thinned a little bit in my experience but it lays down really well. Will use for every project with a 6500 topcoat.

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