Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 61
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Victoriaman Low hiding, too thin
Have major issues with this lot of primer. It was so thin. Used 1 litre to cover the same ft2 as 4 l of finishing white. So thin it spattered way too much. I enquired back at the store and was told this product is very thin. I was disappointed and still have 2.5 l to use up. Not happy. Suggest a thicker better product line Zinsser
January 13, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 Avoid this product
Avoid this product. Does not adhere to surfaces. Prepared surface as recommended, primed and painted a ceiling. Paint stuck to primer but primer did not stick to ceiling. Putty knife run between primer and surface peeled entire layer off. Spent hours and hours patching ruined ceiling. Purchased a primer from a paint store (at 3x the cost) and had success.
March 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by eastavin Excellent high hiding, self priming exterior paint
Pros: Self Priming, high hiding, fast drying, claims mildew resistance, attractive price, minimal chalking. The previous version of this product had a pretty good paint film that was very good at maintaining the integrity of the physical surface after years of exposure to the elements. We will see if this new nano version is just as robust in a few years.
Cons: Certain pigments (like the yellows) tend to fade out after a few years of exposure to sunlight leaving the other pigments to stand out...so you will notice a change in the overall colour of your painted surface after 4-5 years. ex. a browish/yellow paint when new will end up looking more red/brown after 4-5 years... I have been using this brand of exterior paint for 10 years now and the fading of the yellow pigments is an area they could improve on in the future. An excellent choice otherwise.
April 13, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sak25 Awesome Paint
Great Hide and Sealing feature makes it my favorite.
April 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chris It's PRIMER, not rocket science
I see all the people writing negatve reviews about a Behr product, let alone a simple PRIMER..........i'ts just ridiculous
Most people that use these products either don't know what they're doing, or just plain doing it wrong. This is a simple primer that is EXCELLENt for the price of $12 a can. And it's a Behr product so it has a money back guarantee. Really any of the big brands such as Ber, Glidden, Killz, etc.....are going to be more than good enough for any paint project. Let me just hit on some of the reviews I've read while skimming throuh this section.
1. to the guy that wrote that this primer acts as a glue and pulled his spackle up from out of the drywall cieling after a repair. My man, THIS IS A PRIMER THAT SEALS ALL INTERIOR SURFACES. Yes, it is going to stick. That's what it's made to do. It's supposed to stick to the wall so that the paint cant stick to it while also sealing up the wall or ceiling so that it won't absord moisture and avoid stains. My goodnes. I guarantee that you either didn't properly rid the surface of dust and dirt and instead spackled over it. Or you just plain decided to paint over spackle that had yet to set. Give your spackle or joint compound a day to fully set. Sand, wipe clean, then primer.
2. Prep your walla people. This is the first and most important step in painting. Wipe walls clean of grease and dust/dirt. NOTHING will bond with a greasy or dusty surface.
3. If you are painting over a very dark wall to a lighter color, PRIMER 2 COATS!!! I see people complaining about the paint showing through or having to apply 3 or more coats of the new lighter paint and then faulting the primer. This is user error. Primer correctly.
4. Let your primer set. Yes it dries quickly. But aloow it to set and harden. Take your time and do things the right way. Don't kill yourself doing double the work.
5. As long as you aren't buying $3 primer, you should be fine. Stick with the good brands and don't be fooled into paying more for the extra super, awesome, revolutionary, never before seen, premium, etc.......primer. It is in fact just primer. Whatever sticks to your walls, seals, and hides prevous paint is going to work very well. If you need to, have the paint guys tint the primer to match the color you are going to paint in. Yes they do that and yes its free.
November 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYDan very good coverage on new drywall
redid basement family room replacing 60's paneling with new drywall and insulation.product gave me great coverage for top coat.
January 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Eppie Primer and Sealer Purchase
Good primer for covering colored walls. I would purchase again.
February 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Amarie Horse hair helper
Some people wrote poor reviews and my first instinct is to say hey, it's a primer not a miracle worker but quite frankly I'd be lying.
We stripped about three layers of wallpaper and underneath was bare old horse hair plaster. Y'know the kind; dusty and a bit crumbly, highly textured, fuzzy bits and chunks of hair. No amount of cleaning or brushing would stop more dust from crumbling off, it was very dry and very old as it is original to the house (ancient).
So I decided to give this a try as one reviewer called it "glue like" and if nothing else perhaps it would hold it all together and hopefully the sealer would help maintain the integrity left during the hot humid summers and dry winters (grrr moisture).
This went on smooth and easy and did a wonderful job. It took two coats which I anticipated as the surface we were covering was VERY dry and very yellowed with age.
We really like the textured look so we didn't do any skim coats or anything, just slapped this right on.
This is more or less idiot proof. We liked it so much after we finished up the one gallon "tester" can we got a five gallon bucket since we intend to use it in other parts of the house after stripping wallpaper off the same kind of walls.
Highly recommend and will absolutely continue to use.
June 3, 2015