Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 28
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SCPops Great Product
I have used the Zinsser shellac-based primer to paint over very dark blue painted drywall and dark stained doors and trim and have had excellent results.
- Adhears well to a variety of surfaces (e.g. bare drywall, bare wood, previously painted surfaces and stained and urathaned finishes)
- Top coat paint seems to adhere very well to this product
- Fairly easy cleanup with amonia and water
- Dries fast
- Odor is very strong and can last for several days, even with ventilation
- Even after shaking and stirring the contents, the application can sometimes look more like whitewash than as the solid white as is depicted on the label.
- Shellac base makes this very runny and can be somewhat messy to apply
October 25, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bayouborn I purchased this because it was rated best at covering stains and odors. I believe that it does this well. However, this is not your typical primer. It is shellac based and very thin. The consistency is nearly that of water. This makes for a very messy application with frequent drips, splatters, and, unfortunately, seepage under the frog tape that I used to mask my project.
October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MarksmenPainting B-I-N bonds!
I'm a professional painter and when I need a superior bond or tanin blocking I use bin. It's overkill for most priming but for cabinets or blocking stains it is superior to anything else on the market. DIY be careful, cleanup is a pain so use a disposable brush and roller. Denatured alcohol will clean up spills but can damage floor finish so tarp off. It's a very thin product and hard to pour out of can so I recommend plastic pouring lid that attaches to can (less than $1). Great for spraying with HVLP setup.
September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cherie I love this product! I have an older home with stains, and odors that this product has made them disappear! It is more than I would generally pay, but it is worth it to me.
October 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DEEEEEEE1223232132323 bin primer
worked great! I would recommend home depot products anytime!
October 18, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Diane The Good News and the Bad News
I had some tenants move out after 16 years of residency. They were both heavy smokers and had a bazillion pictures on the walls. Needless to say there was nicotine residue everywhere. The paint department said that this product was the best of the best to get the stain under control. The product is milky and doesn't look like it could take care of anything. It did an excellent job and very quickly and easy. Remember I mentioned the pictures? We had to repair all of those holes with plaster since they used dry wall screws! We intended on retexturizing after we used the primer/sealer. When we began retexting the wall the stain bled back through. I think the product would be great if it wasn't softened by the texturing product. I will buy it again if the circumstances are better.
April 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Porchdoorfolks No more odor!
The label states that this product will seal odors. We had a concrete floor that reeked of urine. Painted with BIN and odor is GONE. Thinner than today's paint products, it covered well, was easy to use. Best part----the smell is sealed out of the room!
August 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sjensen Excellent Product
This is an expensive product, but in my opinion well worth the money. If you just need to block stains, etc. there are cheaper option on the market, but we needed to block pet urine odors from sub-flooring and this did the trick in one coat.
September 6, 2016