APV Engineered Coatings has introduced a new NeverFade Universal Primer for use as a first coat in conjunction with the application of NeverFade exterior paints. Both products have low VOCs and are eco-friendly. The water-based NeverFade Universal Primer adheres to a wide variety of substrates, including wood, stucco, aluminum siding, vinyl siding, masonry and cement panels. The white primer can easily be applied to prepared surfaces with a brush, roller or spray gun and requires just 24 hours of drying time. NeverFade Universal Primer was created for use as a first coat in conjunction with the application of NeverFade with Kynar Aquatec Exterior Paint Series topcoat. The topcoat features Kynar Aquatec polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) to make it resistant to fading, algae, fungus, stains and abrasions. The paint’s water-based formula has low VOCs and is warranted to last 15 years against fading. Kynar resins are manufactured by Arkema, Inc. The homopolymer in Kynar Aquatec is a tough, engineered thermoplastic that offers a unique balance of properties, according to the firm. As a result, NeverFade paint withstands harsh thermal, chemical and ultraviolet environmental conditions.