I used this product to prime a wooden piece of furniture. It formed a good bond with the wood as well as with subsequent paint. I would definitely recommend this primer, it is low odor and dries quickly.
I showed the paint salesman at Home Depot the approx. color I needed to cover (a powder-blue-grey), and that I might be renovating the room sometime after. He told me that any paint would take at least two coats, and recommended this paint. Indeed, it took three coats of the walls that were roller-painted - the brush-painted parts looked OK with 2 coats, but it dried quite quickly between coats and I'm quite happy with the results. The finish is smooth and pleasing. I'm not a fanatic about small imperfections in the surface (before painting), and this paint didn't accentuate the flaws that were already there. There are no "roller-marks" visible after the paint dried, and the brush-marks from the brush-painted sections aren't objectionable at all. Also, it says it's a "low-VOC" paint, and I used this with the windows closed and the A/C on. I could certainly smell the paint, but it's not very strong. I haven't tested "scrub-ability" but I also don't have young kids at home. I'm sure that more-expensive paints *may* have covered in two coats, but as I said, the results were worth it.
My experience using this paint was absolutely excellent. I painted my entire house without one single drip, run or sag which I've experienced with other paints. The job was 10 times easier just because of the quality of the paint, and I actually enjoyed painting. The paint went on smoothly, and had a smooth thick texture, and had great coverage with one coat. I used way less paint than I had anticipated. I painted over a Satin paint that was already on the house. I used another brand previously when I've painted my house before, and my two experiences were like night and day, and the job was easier. I used another brand this time around for the trim- that I thought was supposed to be the better product, and comparing this paint to the other brand side by side, the differences were obvious, from pouring to application, to the finished product, this is the superior product. I had almost no mess during the pouring process, my clothes were clean, with the other brand, it was definitely thinner, and paint was everywhere, and on me, the texture of the other paint was thinner, dripped down the bucket, and got all over, dripped off the brush onto other surfaces, and reminded me why I didn't like painting. I recommend this paint, and I've used a lot of different brands before, and this is the best I've used so far. It just made the whole entire job easier. It's hard to decide which brand to use, you buy it, and just have to live with your decision and go off other people's opinions and advertising, and hope that you chose wisely, because you can't take it back, and this time I got lucky, because I almost chose another brand. I plan to use this brand in the future for all my other projects, just because it made the job easier, and have already recommended it to my other family members.
I decided to use this paint for a ceiling because the ceiling paint of this brand didn't cover anything up, this paint is thicker and covered everything.
This paint is the worst and home depot knows it they get it for $22 dollars for 5 gallons so at that profit they can afford to pass it on to there loyal customers I stopped shopping there now I go to lowes there 5 gallon of glidden is great and much cheaper
Not at all impressed with this product. After four coats of this primer plus a coat of paint you can still see the brown of the drywall seeping through. The drywall is older, but we even had a thick texture over it and four coats still didn't cut it! Now I am off to the store to purchase Kilz for a little extra money and a lot of wasted time with this product. I would give it a poor rating, but it works fine on brand new drywall, but definately would not recommend on any surface that currently has stains or anything that could potentially bleed through. Spend the extra money on something better, because you'll end up doing it in the end anyway.
This is a great product for many reasons. Its 100% acrylic which gives it excellent adhesion. It flows out, and lays out great. Its latex so it has some flexibility in diverse weather. And you can apply it in just above freezing temperature (surface temp does need to be at about 50 degrees) Overall great product. I've used this product on homes and commercial buildings.
I wouldn't paint the outhouse in the woods at my deer camp with this garbage!!!!!!!
Bought this for a fence, the first coat soaks in to new wood, worked great. Much better than 120 dollars for the same performance. Borrowed a sprayer for the job and had someone back rolling to smooth out the application. A little splotchy but like I say the first coat is always like that. Great deal!
This exterior paint is really nice, even though Glidden doesn't have a name for the highest quality paint. It goes on well with a sprayer and the color is deep, not see-through cheap. The cost of the paint is ok, I wish they had more sales, especially on brands like Glidden that don't rank as high as Behr, SW, or other brands.
Product spread very well. 1 coat application was all that was necessary
I recently purchased Behr's "Gripper" primer when repainting our front door. The associate at our local store suggested I use the gray color primer since I was going to be painting our door a deep burgandy red and the door was currently white. This stuff is amazing! It goes on super smooth with a foam roller and dries in no time flat. The color in the gray primer made it possible to acheive a deep red color in just two finish coats. I liked it so much I used it again when repainting some white furniture black, and it worked like a charm for that application as well. I will never use another primer again! Thanks for the advice Sam, I will continue to be a fan of "The Gripper"! Lisa J in Jacksonville
To prepare for a fresh top-coat repaint after some drywall repairs and light texturing, I tried this product on a wall with existing flat (off-white,, i.e. yellowed) paint. This primer seems thick enough on the brush and when applying, but even after many, repeated strokes with a heavily loaded brush, this primer does not cover very well, has no stain-blocking pigments and is more grey than white. When dry it is the same color as the drywall textureing compound I was 'priming', so it is difficult to track one's progress. This product may be ok for bare drywall, but does not work well for a DIY'r doing a repaint. I will be returning this can. I prefer the popular stain-blocking primer which is much better at only 6 bucks more.
I bought this paint based on my CR research. As the previous poster said "CR doesn't disappoint"!!! I painted the exterior of my house several months ago and it looks great. The paint coverage was awesome and I particularly like the satin sheen. I've been compliments all around. I'm sold on Glidden paints!! And this year (2012) around Memorial day, HD was offering a $20.00 rebate on the 5 gal buckets which would be a net of $92! What a deal!! Don't buy any other exterior paint! This is the one! And CR just updated their paint reviews in the June 2012 issue and this paint continues to hold the "Best Buy" endorsement.
This paint is terrible to apply. Too thick and when thinned down won't cover. Awful! Should not have tried to save some money on plain white paint for the doors and baseboards - spending the savings in time and aggravation! Never again!
Very disappointed. Waited couple more days than what was recommended for the plaster to dry out. When I started painting and used tape for cutting. The primer comes off with the tape no matter what i did. It was a real pain to sand again and reprime. Will never buy this product again even for free....!
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