Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 15
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lightning1 Real good primer
Used this yesterday to prime my exterior concrete foundation. It's block, with a skim coat of concrete over it. Some of it was chipped, and showed different colors of gray. I patched it where needed, and the patching was white (patches not shown in photos).
I gave it all one heavy coat of this primer, using a half inch nap roller, and it covered real well. The patches and concrete now look uniformly bright white, thanks to the hiding properties of this primer. Later, I gave it an exterior topcoat (soft gray). The roller seemed to skid on the primer, like it was high gloss or something, so left some tracks. I'll need to go over it lightly, a thin second coat. I should have had the primer tinted at the store.
"Coverage." Does that mean how well it hides (very well), or how far you can paint with a gallon (not great)? I think I would have gotten less than 200 square feet out of a gallon, but my project was smaller than that. The claimed 400-450 might be possible on previously painted smooth wallboard if you stretch it out, I don't know.
Anyway, it made a nice coating on the porous concrete, and it seems like a solid base on which to paint.
April 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kevin Kitchen cabinets
We used Bulls Eye to prime our kitchen cabinets before painting them white. We never sanded the finish off the cabinets and the primer adhered perfectly. We have a two and a four year old who are very hard on the cabinets and we haven't had any problems. I recommend this primer to anyone looking for a strong primer that will last.
March 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AussieMan Great product
Bought it because it was on an 'introductory sale" and 50% off rate otherwise I would have bought a known brand..
Had professional painters use BullsEye123 last year to paint a 100 year-old pressed metal ceiling that was badly flaking and for a kitchen ceiling and wall and other ceilings.
AMAZING cover over scraps, spakle, stains and blemishes.
So amazing that we just did the one coat of BullsEye and didn't bother about the top coat of ceiling paint and I could get the job done in less days work.
Only trouble is that in Australia it costs $A60 ($US50) for 4 litres (just over 1 gall) - I guess that's the price we have to pay for living in the world's best country.
January 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JPN80 Great for Priming Ceramic Tile
I used this primer to prep my backsplash for painting; I probably could have used 1 coat but I used 2 coats just to be sure. I let each coat dry and waited 24 hours before applying the high gloss alkyd paint. Very happy with the final result.
August 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SisterTroi Incredible Cover even for Grout, Aluminum and Tile
This is simply amazing stuff! As I never could stand the brown colors in the 1" ceramic tiles on my bathroom floors, hate grout in general, couldn't afford to have this removed & replaced with vinyl, my project concept was to paint over it all with white epoxy paint and add tiny chips of blue and black to the finished product. The Home Depot people are FABULOUS and recommended this amazing latex no-fume primer which was very user friendly with both brush and roller. As there was much discoloration on some white vinyl and on the aluminum uprights of my shower doors, I used it on these, too! TERRIFIC results. Next day did the Latex one-step epoxy paint treatment and added the tiny chips...looks incredible and brand new. Like we have a white granite floor! I have several other fix-it uses planned for this. It's my new cover-it-up for anything "best friend" :-)
June 5, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bikiniwithmartini Excellent Primer For Maple Bench
I used Zinsser Bullseye 1-2-3 primer for preparing a maple bench to be painted and experienced excellent results.
August 26, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by uppat TERRIBLE PRODUCT....
I'm a small-job contractor with no ties to the paint industry other than as a customer. We used it to prime wood deck rails and arbor, and all of the product claims are not true: it DID NOT AT ALL cover the water stains on the wood and took many coats in repeated attempts to try to get it to cover. With fingers crossed, we painted, only to have the stains bleed thru. We primed again, painted again, in a repeated process that took far too long. The stuff is VERY DRIPPY, not nearly as viscous as a good quality product. Further, it was fairly delicate, scratched too easily, and one morning after a dew, we found the stuff easily peeled off of the work we had done. On a following project, we used Kilz, and it turned out to be a much better product - was thicker - less drippy - and did a good job of covering stains. Kilz2 was good, Kilz Premium was very good, even thicker.
January 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SINCLAIRANDERIC AWESOME STUFF
GREAT NO SMELL USE THIS FOR COVERAGE
AND TOUCH UP BEFORE PAINT
February 17, 2015