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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cynthisize So far, a real problem solver.
I used this product on a 100-year old ceiling that was cracked and on horsehair plaster walls from which old wallpaper was removed (in anticipation of new wallpaper.) I think it replaces the Gardz product. After removing loose paint from the ceiling and filling "problems" with joint compound, I applied this. Then painted it with "Ceiling White." Looks amazing. Up close, I can still see cracks. They are not breached, however. Hopefully things will stay that way. Note that this primer is clear (but can be tinted, I think). Because of its "thickness" and "tackiness," it created a great surface for wallpapering. (I did fill unevenesses with compound, and sand, before applying this primer. I was careful, but not overly meticulous. I think this product helps "cover a multitude" of "sins," as it were. Grateful.
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Matt Great for treating walls after removing wall paper!!!
We had a whole house of wallpaper to remove and this stuff helped us immensely. Some of the walls had alot of torn drywall and remenant glue and this stuff sealed right over it. We primed over this product with no bubbling or issues what so ever. We even left the wall paper in some hard to reach spots and sealed over it with this product then primed and painted and you cant even tell we left the wallpaper. Highly recommend for treating walls that have had wallpaper removed
July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by vahandyman Makes drywall repairs better
I've used a similar product, but that supplier was closed. So, I purchased this instead. It performed as expected & will continue to use this instead. I use this to seal drywall before doing repairs of any kind. It also seals old painted wall surfaces which prevents old paint from blistering once new paint is applied over it.
March 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by enkratestool Love this stuff
After removing my old backsplash, the drywall paper was torn all over. I put two coats of this baby and went to town with the spackle/paint. Now everything is good as new. I am a happy camper.
December 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Abner Works as advertised
I had the paint guy shake the can before use. I removed glued in place FRP panels. I had a lot of torn paper, down to gypsum in some spots. For years I made my own version of this out of yellow carpenters glue and concrete bonding agent. My mixture was for small areas. When the glue mixture dried, I could use easy sand to repair the drywall without the edges lifting. I rolled on a heavy coat of RX-35 and let it dry overnight. I patched and skimmed the damage, and had no lifting or bubbles. The product looks white in the can, but goes on and dries clear. It is thick and goes on like regular latex paint. I thought the price was good. I'm a user from now on.
February 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Marsha Wonderful product
Just used this product to prime my textured ceiling. Most primers pull off the texture. Initially RX-35 seemed watery, but it went on smoothly without doing any damage whatsoever to the texturing. Because it doesn't seem to soak in, it took less paint than I had expected. It seems to leave a protective barrier, so that the ceiling paint also goes on more smoothly. Best of all, because the ceiling is no longer porous, I used much less ceiling paint that I would normally need to use. I also used it on large areas of the wall that were damaged and had been spackled and needed priming. RX-35 worked equally well there. Brushes and rollers cleaned up easily with soap and water.
June 7, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Davinjersey Be Careful, this is not a Universal Primer
The label says "Universal Primer." It is not. It also says that it will cover 350-450 square feet. Well, I used it on a bare concrete block wall and one gallon only covered 150 square feet. Also this product dries clear, not white. One of the main goals in priming is to opaque out the existing surface so that the finish coat will cover. The concrete block color showed right through this primer and it did not seal the surface well, so it took two coats of finish paint to cover the surface after priming with this product. Better labeling is needed.
October 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jerry Great for smoothing rough surfaces
We bought this to smooth out a wall which is now acting as a home theater screen, and couldn't be more pleased with the results. The paint on top came out perfect and smooth, everything we watch looks like a real movie theater. Can't speak for durability outdoors, but it does as the labeling says.
February 11, 2015