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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by djbz Best primer for wood tannin stains
Bought BIN out of desperation. I airless sprayed plywood ceiling and fir beams in a garage. Tried Glidden Gripper (gripped but didnt seal wood tannin stains), Kilz Max (applied great but didnt seal tannins). Top coated with Behr Premium Ultra paint, didnt seal the tannins.
Used BIN and the tannins that seeped thru all three coats were finally arrested. Comments: Unlike stated in the specs, you can clean equipment with water and soapy ammonia. This product is alcohol based, so it is smelly but the odor dissipates quickly. Use a respirator for big jobs. BIN dries very quickly, so if you are rolling or brushing you need to work very quickly and keep a wet edge -- dont rebrush. Fast trying also seems to nearly eliminate drips, but if there are drips they can be sanded easily, unlike some acrylic 'primer/sealers' which dry hard. Finally, watch for old cans. I bought the last three on the shelf at HD. One was half cottage-cheese I didnt realize it until the sprayer clogged. Hand-stir you cans and look for lumps before you start. My mistake for buying the last dusty can. HD's error for not retiring old stock. They gave me a replacement quarts, but that didnt make up for me having to flush my clogged equipment.
My only wish is that I used this first instead of using other primers that promised to seal tannin stains.
December 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Yellerdog Covered and sealed soot stains
We had soot stained walls from a gas log malfunction. Wall were sheetrock with beadboard wainscoting. TSP cleaner just moved the junk around. The Home Depot clerk recommended the Zissner over Kilz and I'm glad she did. Also at her recommendation we washed down the walls with a sponge dampened in1 cup vinegar/1 gal. hot water solution and then wiped behind it with a damp, clean cloth. The primer was thin and I was concerned but it covered and sealed very well. Waited one hour for it to dry and then put the topcoat of paint over it. No problems, no bleedthrough. If I ever need to prime and seal something again, this is what I'll use to do it.
January 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by crhyne Excellent for Priming, Covering & Sealing
This product was highly recommended by several reviews and comments on other websites. I recently tried this product on my old kitchen cabinets. The cabinets were 40 years old with original stain and gloss finish. As advertised, the product was applied without any sanding or deglossing of the old finish. The product went on smoothly with foam rollers, covered very well, dried quickly, and has produced a beautiful surface for painting the top coat. The product also sands well and covers everything, including spackling, nail heads, torn paper, wood knots, and more. I also used it on my walls to hide blemishes. There is an odor from the shellac base, so you may want to ventilate the area when painting. I am very happy with B-I-N and will happily purchase it again for my next home interior painting project.
August 11, 2007
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Dnowa Best for covering hard stains. Period!
We had a room in a house we purchase that was smoked in heavily for many years. Other suggested primers did not touch the staining on the ceiling and after many coats there was still heavy bleed through. Safe yourself the trouble in the long run and use this product first! One coat and the stain was covered. Top coat with ceiling paint and looks good as new. Use common sense with ventilation but odor no worse than other oil based products
June 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Chris Worth the money
There are not many products I feel are worth writing a review for, but this is definitely review worthy. I have used multiple primers, including others from zinnser and this is the silver bullet. I was priming mdf and pine and I could have got by with one coat, after 2 coats my wife asked "why do you still need to paint it". What it all comes down to is what is your time worth. I imagine it would take 2 coats of 10$ primer, to get the same effect as 1 coat of this stuff. So if you are doing paneling, you can do 4 coats of cheap stuff, or 2 coats of this (and really you could probably get by with 1 coat and just use a decent 25$ to 30$ paint with primer in it). It is very thin which didn't matter but is probably easy to spray. i didn't feel the smell was as strong as the Zinnser oil based primer, but I mean, if you are painting a closed room with any of this stuff, you will probably be losing some brain cells no matter what. If you are reading these reviews asking yourself if it is worth 4x more than the other products, then yes, it is.
June 26, 2014