Black Swan's Purple Primer is a purple, non-bodied, fast acting solvent used to soften, clean and prepare plastic pipe and fittings prior to assembly. Purple Primer can be used with all types, schedules and classes of PVC and CPVC pipe and fittings. A low VOC formulation.


In most cases a successful solvent cement joint can be made without using a primer/cleaner.  But, if you want to increase probability of making a successful joint, using a primer/cleaner is the thing to do. 


Purple Primer accomplishes two things.  First, it will clean the pipe and fittings of any dirt, oil, grease and other foreign matter.  If the plastic is dirty before making a connection it will be more difficult for the cement to bond the pipe and fitting together.  Second, Purple Primer will soften the plastic.  This allows the cement the opportunity of skipping a step (softening the plastic) and to go immediately to the process of fusing the pipe and fitting together.  Note - softening the plastic in cold weather is especially important because it will noticeably speed up the process of making a solvent cement joint.


Using Purple Primer is always recommended to make a good connection.  And remember, in most locations using a primer/cleaner is mandatory according to local codes.


Using a "clear" primer makes it impossible for any inspector to determine whether a primer has been used.  Because of this the market place has called for a primer that has a purple color.  In this way an inspector can see the purple color on the pipe and fittings and can know for sure that a primer has been used.




 If Purple Primer is spilled use Black Swan's Clear Primer to dilute the purple color.  Depending on the type of surface and the quantity spilled will determine if this solution works. 



Store below 110ºF (44ºC).  Use only on PVC and CPVC plastic.  Use within 2 years of date stamped on bottom of can.  Read Black Swan Product Bulletin and GHS.  

  1. Cut pipe square and deburr. Clean and dry joining surfaces. 

  2. Check dry fit. Fitting should go over end of pipe easily but become tight about 1/3 to 2/3 of the way on. 

  3. Use a suitable applicator at least ½ the size of the pipe diameter; for larger sizes use brush or roller. Do not use a rag as repeated contact with skin may cause irritation or blistering. 

  4. Apply primer to inside of fitting equal to socket depth; without delay, coat pipe and end up to socket depth until soft. Apply again to fitting socket. Avoid puddling.

  5. On bell-end pipe, do not coat or allow primer to run beyond socket depth.

  6. To check penetration, scratch surface. Recoat if necessary. Actual time for priming action is affected by pipe diameter and temperature. 

  7. Immediately while surfaces are still wet, apply appropriate Black Swan cement following directions on cement can.


KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.  Do not take internally.  Keep away from heat, spark, open flame, other sources of ignition.  Vapors may ignite explosively.  Use only in well ventilated area: if not well ventilated, use forced ventilation or NIOSH approved respirator.  Avoid breathing vapors.  Avoid contact with skin and eyes.  Use skin and eye protection.  Eye contact may cause injury.  Keep container closed.   


If inhaled, move into fresh air.  If not breathing, give artificial respiration.  If breathing is difficult, give oxygen and call physician.  In case of eye or skin contact, flush with water for 15 minutes.  If irritation persists, get medical attention.  If swallowed, give 2 glasses of water.  DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING.  Contact physician immediately.



08100*   1/4 pt 0  54647  08100 7  .222
08105*   1/2 pt. 0  54647  08105 2  .385
08110**   pt. 0  54647  08110 6  .376
08115**   qt. 0  54647  08115 1  .711
08120   gal. 0  54647  08120 5  1.000

* Dauber in cap
** Jumbo dauber in cap

GHS Safety Data Sheet
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