Model # 00901

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Zinsser 1 gal. B-I-N Shellac-Based White Interior/Spot Exterior Primer and Sealer


1 gal. B-I-N Shellac-Based White Interior/Spot Exterior Primer and Sealer

  • High hiding, fast dry primer permanently blocks stains and odors
  • Primes and seals drywall, woodwork and subfloors
  • Great for restoration projects or tough pet odors
$4198 /each
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Product Overview

Zinsser B-I-N 1 gal. Shellac-Based White Interior\Spot Exterior Primer and Sealer can be used in low temperatures and sticks to any surface without sanding. The primer seals stain from water, smoke and fire damage. It also stops bleeding knots and sap streaks. Dries to the touch in just 20 minutes. Recoat after 45 minutes.

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  • Great for interior use in ceilings, walls, doors, trim, cabinets, furniture and more and spot priming on exterior surfaces
  • Covers up to 500 sq. ft.
  • Flat/matte white finish
  • Shellac based formula blocks odors permanently and completely and seals severe stains from water, smoke, fire damage and more
  • Permanently seals odors from fire and smoke damage, mold and mildew, cigars and cigarettes, pet urine and more
  • Excellent adhesion to glossy surfaces without scuff sanding, permanent stain blocker for severe stains and odors
  • Dries to the touch in 20 minutes
  • Online Price includes Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT

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Application Method
Brush,Paint Sprayer,Roller
Coating Product Category
Color Family
Dry to touch (min.)
Paint/Stain Base Material
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Mineral Spirits
Paint/Stain Key Features
No additional features
Primer Purpose
Color Changing,Odor Blocking,Stain Blocking
Substrate/Surface Use Type

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Satisfaction guaranteed for full refund of purchase price

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Customer Questions & Answers

porcelain tile question

What type of mortar/thinset should I use over a Zinnser BIN sealed concrete slab if I want to lay porcelain tile? Any polymer modified all purpose thinset, like Custom Building Products FlexBond or Mapei Ultraflex?
Asked by: tedo
You will need to read the manufacture?s label on the mortar/thinset to see what product will best fit your needs. I sent this query since you are the manufacturer. What type of mortar/thinset works best? Not asking for a brand name if you don't want to say, but should be able to answer whar type -- please advise.
Answered by: Tedo
Date published: 2016-07-27

exterior cedar trim

I am having an exterior chimney chase torn down to the frame and rebuilt. It will be done in cedar to match the other homes in the sub division and to keep it like the original. Is this primer suited for priming exterior cedar? I've seen many people say to use this product on forums, but it states here that it is for spot priming on exteriors. Can someone give me a definite answer please.
Asked by: mjmcconnell
Use Zinsser oil-based Cover Stain as it has better workability. Zinsser Shellac-Based dries too quickly and brushes or rollers will get stiff if you are doing sustained work on a larger project. I suspect that is why the manufacturer recommends it for quick, spot exterior priming. I prefer Shellac when I can use it, but oil-base is more versatile. Both are great primers.
Answered by: djbzz
Date published: 2016-05-11

I heard this product contains lead, is this true?

I heard this product contains lead, is this true?
Asked by: FenwayHHH
Rust-Oleum Zinsser B-I-N Shellac-Based Primer and Sealer is a lead-free coating. For more information about this product, please check out the product's SDS.
Answered by: Rust-OleumSupport
Date published: 2017-06-15

Can I use this product outdoors over concrete paint

Asked by: Molly
No, Molly. Rust-Oleum Zinsser ® B-I-N® Shellac-Base Primer is a primer sealer/stain killer/bond coat recommended for application to interior ceilings, walls, doors, trim, cabinets, furniture and related paintable surfaces. Exterior uses are limited to spot priming only. May be used to block water, grease, rust, smoke, asphalt, graffiti, and many other types of stains.
Answered by: Rust-OleumSupport
Date published: 2017-06-07
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Customer Reviews

1 gal. B-I-N Shellac-Based White Interior/Spot Exterior Primer and Sealer is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for urine odor on Subfloor Removed carpet to install hardwoods in a living room and found that the previous owner's dogs had used the room as their own private toilet for years. There were literally stains covering the entire 150 sq ft room, and the urine stench was unbearable. After some research, I decided to roll on a coat of BIN Primer. Best decision I could have made. As soon as the primer dried, the urine odor was gone. Not just covered up, but gone. I literally put my nose within an inch of the floor and could not smell a thing. I was worried I'd have to replace the subfloor but BIN came to the rescue.
Date published: 2016-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This primer is fantastic! Purchased it on the recommendation of the Home Depot salesperson and it... This primer is fantastic! Purchased it on the recommendation of the Home Depot salesperson and it worked great. Had a room with very extensive (many years worth) cigarette smoke odor into the drywall, with a few stains and this product eliminated the odor and hid the black marks well. Wish I had used this in all the rooms as it made this one room look the best of all after painting. Dries very quickly, has a little strong odor during use so have windows wide open for fresh air (the odor disappears in a few hours). Would highly recommend this product, it's better than any other primer I've used, worth the cost. NOTE: This primer is very thin, it will easily drip off your brush or roller. It's also not easy to clean up, plan to trash your roller and brush or you'll be working hard to clean it (not water based). Since it was primer, I used inexpensive brush and roller, still covered well. Again, keep the windows open while using and NO flames or smoking around it.
Date published: 2016-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works for pet stain odors on acoustic subfloor Had horrible pet stain odors. Two coats and they are now undetectable, even with my nose right to the floor. Notes: definitely needed two coats. The consistency is more like water than paint. The alcohol fumes are strong - open windows. Dries quickly - recoat in 30 min.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 3 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great, cover on one coat ... Works great, cover on one coat
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked great!... Worked great!
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This stuff works I used this product on a concrete floor to block unbearable pet urine odor. Scrubbed the floor and used a wet vac to clean up. Let the floor dry then applied two coats of this product. Pet odor is gone. Ready for the carpet installers! It is toxic. Follow directions and use a mask!
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2007-08-12
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