Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 57
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by momof2 great purchase for priming laminate pressboard cabinets
I only sanded down the rough edges of the cabinets not the whole thing only because it is pressboard. I tried the 123 primer and it was thin going on so I didn't like that.This stuff is thick which helps it stick better and goes on great considering I didn't sand all that glossy stuff off the cabinets. After the primer, I painted over it with a semi gloss paint. I put the primer on with a brush to give a wood grain look then used a foam roller to apply another coat and then the paint. I used 2 layers of primer and paint since it was kitchen cabinets and I wanted to make sure no water gets through. The cabinets are easily wiped off.
January 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TheGardener Gripper is THE BEST!
I use Gripper as an under painting for both home indoor and exterior painting. It is an excellent primer/sealer that lasts. Thick as a brick and great coverage. I also use it for priming wood refinishing projects before I paint the final color. I wouldn't use any other primer...and I've been painting and refinishing for years. I've included a photo of a refinished dumpster find. Now...it's a treasure chest!
November 20, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ramrice Great to freshen up old paneled walls
Repainted my mom's house for sale. Painted both light and dark 1970s fake wood paneling, even the black grooves. 2 coats covered like butter! Also had it tinted to Sherwin Williams Napery for one room, and Benjamin Moore Ivory White for a smaller room.
July 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pghgirl123 Pleasantly surprised
I was shocked (and still am) at how well this works! I wanted to refinish a big dark-stained chair but it has so many curves in the arms and nooks & crannies around the legs, I thought it would take me days just to sand it down everywhere. A very helpful salesman at HD recommended this and wow, it stuck to that chair! It's now three years later and it looks exactly the same as the day I finished it. One coat of Gripper, two coats basic white wall paint and voila, perfect "new" chair. If they allowed photos on here I'd share the before/after. Who knows how much time and elbow grease this saved. Great product.
March 12, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Excellent primer over new texture
I recently applied Glidden Gripper over a mixture of newly textured drywall, existing paint, and some stains that wouldn't wash out.
It covered everything evenly, dried fast, and when I put the first actual paint coat on, the sheen and color were very even- I couldn't even tell where the existing paint and new texture were. The new paint (Glidden Premium) went on smooth and evenly as well.
The only downside is that it took a lot of primer to cover over the new drywall texture, but I don't think that's the primer's fault- it's a consequence of painting over texture compound for the first time.
Add to this a very low odor, and you have a winner!
May 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Scott2001 The smell of the dead was vanquished
The room smelled of death. We feared a hidden gem from the dogs, or worse, a rat had fought the good fight amongst the walls and lost. We thought the smell might pass. It did not.
It got worse. The smell started creeping into the fringes of the rest of the house. Something needed to be done. We needed to apply "The Gripper". 10 gallons applied liberally to the walls attacked the rancid smell. The smell was strong, but it was no match for the power of "The Gripper". Soon, the room felt normal again. There was much rejoicing in the household. We could live again in the living room.
Life is good, thanks to "The Gripper".
July 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by customer Excellent PrimerI
I had a number of painting projects--interior walls, old stained and varnished woodwork and doors, laminate and vintage furniture. After trying two well-known primers that were only medium-good (one of which has very strong odor), I read about Gripper's superior adhesion to glossy surfaces. I am now on my fifth gallon of Gripper--the only primer I'll use. It out-performs other primers and is relatively low odor. The best--can't recommend it highly enough!
July 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by housepainter1 Best primer ever!
I am writing because I believe in this product. Gripper primer really sticks to the surface you are painting. It will stick to anything! I recommend using gloves because if you get it on your hands, it will be a task to get it off. It is long lasting for painting exterior house siding, benches, fences and even concrete! I have to have it on hand at all times.
July 18, 2015