Capalac Vorlack

Undercoat lacquer for wood and primed metal. Free of aromatic hydrocarbons. For exterior and interior use.

Field of Application

Pre-finishing lacquer (undercoat) to facilitate high-quality enamel coatings on exterior & interior wood or metal surfaces. Due to a typical odour of alkyd enamels, it is advisable to use Capacryl PU-Vorlack for priming coats on large, seamless interior surfaces instead.

Material Properties

  • Excellent opacity (hiding/covering power), highly covering edges.
  • High filling properties.
  • High stability (low sagging).
  • Excellent adhesion.
  • Good sandability.
  • Excellent flow.
  • Thixotropic, non-dripping viscosity.
  • Free of lead and chromate.
  • Fast-drying.
  • Colour shade is adjusted to match the white enamels/varnishes (Capalac).

Material Base / Vehicle

Alkyd resin with non-aromatic solvents.

Packaging/Package Size

  • Standard:
    375 ml, 750 ml, 2.5 litres
  • ColorExpress:
    500 ml, 750 ml, 2.5 litres



More colour shades can be tinted via ColorExpress (Capalac mix).

When colour shades with a lower opacity (hiding/covering power) are used, e.g. red, orange or yellow, it is advisable to apply one priming coat of Capalac Vorlack, tinted in a matching priming system colour, available via ColorExpress.

Gloss Level

Matt (flat)


Keep in a cool place, in tightly closed cans/containers.


Approx. 1.5 g/cm³

Suitability according to Technical Information No. 606 Definition of Application Areas

Interior 1Interior 2Interior 3Exterior 1Exterior 2
(–) inapplicable / (○) of limited suitability / (+) suitable
Stir well before use. Capalac Vorlack can be applied by enamel brush, roller or spraying equipment.

Suitable Substrates

Wood components (wooden parts) and primed metals.

Substrate Preparation

Slightly sand the surface of wood and primed metals, followed by thorough cleaning.

Method of Application

Capalac Vorlack is ready-to-use and can be applied by enamel brush or roller.

Guidelines for Spray Application:

Ø NozzlePressureThinning/DilutionMaterial Temperature
Airless0,009 - 0,013 inch180 - 200 barin delivered viscosity-
Aircoat-TempSpray0,009 - 0,013 inch180 - 200 barin delivered viscosity35 °C

Spray application via Airless & Aircoat is possible in delivered consistency by warming the material (TempSpray). 

Surface Coating System

SubstrateSubstrate PreparationImpregnation (Wood)Priming CoatIntermediate CoatFinishing Coat
Wood & 
interiorsandingCapalac VorlackCapalac VorlackCapalac

white or pigmented Capalac enamels/varnishes (coloured paints)
WoodexteriorBFS No. 18Capalac Holz-
Capalac Vorlack
Iron, steelinteriorderusting/cleaningCapalac AllGrund or Rostschutzgrund
exteriorderusting/cleaning2 x Capalac AllGrund or
2 x Rostschutzgrund
Zinc, galvanised steelinteriorBFS No. 5Disbon 481 EP-Uniprimer or
Capalac AllGrund
exteriorBFS No. 5Disbon 481 EP-Uniprimer or
2 x Capalac AllGrund
AluminiuminteriorBFS No. 6Capalac AllGrund
exteriorBFS No. 6Capalac AllGrund
Rigid PVCinterior/exteriorBFS No. 22Capalac AllGrund
Stable existing coats of paintinterior/exteriorsanding/alkali treatment

Prepare and prime defects according to the substrate

Advice: Adhesion must be tested in advance for powder coatings, coil coatings and other critical/problematic substrates by trials.


Consumption ml/m2Brush ApplicationRoller ApplicationAirless
vertically80 - 10070 - 9090

Application Conditions

Lower Temperature Limit for Application and Drying:
+5 °C for product, substrate and ambient air.
Relative humidity must not exceed 80 %.

Drying/Drying Time

At 20 °C and 65 % relative humiditydust drydry to touchcan be sanded, recoatable
after hours24approx. 12

Lower temperatures and higher humidity extend the drying time.

Tool Cleaning

Immediately after use with white spirit.

Special Risks (Hazard Note) / Safety Advice (Status as at Date of Publication)

If medical advice is needed, have product container or label at hand. Keep out of reach of children. Contains Fatty acids, C18-unsatd., dimers, reaction products with N,N-dimethyl-1,3-propanediamine and 1,3-propanediamine. May produce an allergic reaction. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. Use P2 dust filter for grinding. Do not breathe spray dust. Use A2/P2 combination filter for paint spraying.


Materials and all related packaging must be disposed of in a safe way in accordance with the full requirements of the local authorities. Particular attention should be made to removing wastage from site in compliance with standard construction site procedures.
In Germany: Only completely empty containers must be handed in for recycling. Dispose containers with residues of liquid product via waste collection point accepting old paints and enamels. Dispose dried/hardened product residues as construction site/demolition/municipal or domestic waste.

EU limit value for the VOC content

of this product (category A/d): max. 300 g/l (2010). This product contains max. 300 g/l VOC.

Product Code Paints and Enamels

M-LL01 (Germany)

Substances of Content - Declaration

Alkyd resin, titanium dioxide, calcium carbonate, silicates, aliphatics, anti-skinning agent (butanone oxime), additives.

Customer Service Centre

Tel.: +49 6154 71-71710
Fax: +49 6154 71-71711

International Distribution: Please see

Product recommendation:

Capalac AllGrund

Capalac Rostschutzgrund

Capalac Holz-Imprägniergrund

Capalac BaseTop Venti

Capalac Hochglanz-Buntlack