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Model # 00901

Internet # 100398381

Store SKU # 164364

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

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$41.98 / each



Model # 00901

Internet # 100398381

Store SKU # 164364

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
  • Excellent adhesion to glossy surfaces without scuff sanding, permanent stain blocker for severe stains and odors
  • Covers up to 500 sq. ft.
  • Flat/matte white finish
  • Permanently seals odors from fire & smoke damage, mold & mildew, cigars & cigarettes, pet urine and more
  • Dries to the touch in 20 minutes
  • Shellac based formula blocks odors permanently and completely and seals severe stains from water, smoke, fire damage and more
  • Subject to or will include a PaintCare recycling fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT

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Product Size (oz.) 
Application Method 
Spray, Roller or Brush 
Mineral Spirits 
Color Family 
Dry to touch (min.) 
Inverted spray ability 
Paint Product Type 
Primer Sealer 
Primer Purpose 
Color Changing,Odor Blocking,Stain Blocking 
UV Resistant 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
Satisfaction Guaranteed 


Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 12 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Only way to paint Partical Board. In the days of old we used to paint things made from partial board with oil based primers before applying a finish coat, but since the EPA has banned oil based paints this is the only option for priming partial board. It works great does not raise the grains on the partial board so you can achieve a smooth professional finish with less work and time. I have used it to cover smells during remodels and it does that very well as well. So if your looking for a replacement for oil primer when working with partial board this is the best substitute I have been able to fine. June 24, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Unexpected results I followed the instructions and cleaned some mildew stains off of the ceiling above our shower and let it dry for several days. Then I primed the ceiling with this product with the intention of using a mildew resistant paint over it. The day after I primed it I went to paint the ceiling and it was peeling, which was never the case in the past. I scraped and re-primed it again thinking I may not have stirred the product sufficiently, same thing. I was not doing a large area so it was not a big deal, but still frustrating none the less. May 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Terrific!!! The house we bought had mice in the attic. We didn't even realize this until we installed a gable fan. When the fan kicked on, a putrid odor filled the attic and came out through the soffiit...the stink was beyond any stick I had ever come across...ever! Incredibly disgusting. We started searching under the insulation and found mouse droppings, et cetera. We removed all of the insulation and used bac-a-zap on the drywall floor. That didn't work. We used bleach and water. No good. We used vinegar and water. No good. Then we figured out that every time the fan came on it was pulling the stink out of the drywall. I initially purchased an aerosol can of Kilz, but while the odor when applying was much better than BIN, the Kilz left a funny odor when dried. So I bought the BIN. I actually bought cans and cans (and cans) of the BIN aerosol that is available in the store, not the BIN in the gallon can, and it worked like a charm! I sprayed all of the drywall on the attic floor (second floor ceiling) and it has sealed up the putrid odor. No more smell!!! Thank you , BIN!!! May 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fantastic Product I've used this primer twice now. The first time I removed carpet in a room with cat odor that seeped through to the floor. I put down 1 coat on the bare-wood floors and the odor was gone. The second time I was painting wood doors that were just clear coated 25-years ago. I lightly sanded the doors then primed. It took 1-coat to seal the tannin bleed. Do not trust any water-based primer to seal tannin bleed, it won't work. Be aware this primer is very thin and may leave a lot of drips. Also the odor is strong. Open windows and use a fan for proper ventilation. Its pricey but worth it. April 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 5.0 by 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 5.0 by 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 5.0 by 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
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