Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 43
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by lefty ew
We have painted miles of paint over the years, and Gripper is not the way to go. First, it should be called dripper. We primed over a varnished door (properly cleaned and smooth) and later painted it. About a year later our dog scratched a spot on the door and left a paint tag loose. I tried to sand it down to repaint, but it peeled. I pulled all the paint and primer right off the door in about a minute. The only place where the finish paint had stuck was where I MISSED with the primer. Since I still have some primer left, it's going back to the store and I have to repaint. See photo below - gray= paint , white = primer.
July 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sukgui It was high quality product
I loved using this product as it was very easy to use it. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
June 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jn55 This product is a must have when painting
I used the gripper on wood, stucco, and drywall and works better than amazing, fills in cracks in stucco and wood and keeps the paint color even, I have told everybody I know about the gripper. Well worth the money.
June 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Best primer for non-traditional surfaces
I used this to paint old 1970s faux wood paneling, had it tinted to an off white color. Makes the room look fresh and big, goes on thick, it's great!
November 16, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Brett Never use on kitchen cabinets
Please do not use this product on cabinets, it will not lay smooth. Also this product is not sandable it just gums up and will leave you with a mess. After remodeling our kitchen painting was our last step. everything bleeds through this stuff I have no idea why people would rave about it. your brushes will be ruined so expect that. luckily I only painted the insides with this garbage. I salvaged the fronts by spraying a different primer which I found is the only way to do it. I believe we used zinsser oil based primer which is amazing and sprays beautifully. STAY AWAY FROM GRIPPER
September 6, 2015
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! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
October 18, 2015
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". [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
July 17, 2015