Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 63
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 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 Builtmany Best Primer
I have been using this primer for years. I like it because it sticks well and covers great on new drywall. There are cheaper options but nothing works like this product. My local paint store(s) can't compete with this product and one even recommends and sells the same stuff for more money with a slightly different label.
November 23, 2015
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 Macker14 Glidden Gripper unfortunately only available in the USA
I live in Canada and have always used KILZ which is ok. My neighbour in Florida said only to use GRIPPER as his son is a pro painter. I used it in my double wide to paint the paneling and the pre fab ceilings. It worked so well on the ceilings that it even filled and sealed the cracks between the tiles and vinyl strips. It took 2 coats to obtain this but it looks great.
There is no comparison between GRIPPER and KILZ as Gripper reigned supreme.
My only complaint is we Canadians get screwed again as they won't sell it in Canada. Their reasons are that DULUX offers a similar product. The only similarity is they are both white.
Can't wait to get back to the states so I can bring some home.
September 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lindalw6 Gripper is a great name for this paint!
I had read several reviews of different primer coating products, but this one had the most dedicated users, so it looked like a good bet! I had to paint my floor in the bathroom, and I only wanted to paint it once; that's what it did, all the cover that was needed. I painted over Gripper with some floor paint, and it looks great! Not only was it a good project, it was a fast job, considering all the steps that I took. Gave it a day to dry, and painted right over it, easy peasy. Thanks, Glidden!
October 18, 2015