Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 5
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by FreedomElf Will return the paint this weekend.
I ordered this paint on the 14th and received the package on the 22nd, but had to wait until today (the 24th) to start painting. I am a senior female and don't trust myself to do jobs alone without my son here. Well, we opened this box and I was very excited to start painting interior doors. He took one gallon and headed to the bedroom. I grabbed one and went to the bathroom to do the door.
When I opened the can, I was dismayed to see so many black flecks in the paint. I thought it might be the mold retardant and that it would mix in without being seen on the door, so I went ahead and stirred it, then started painting. This has got to be the thinnest, drippiest paint on the planet. I had just finished priming the doors last month, and used a primer for that. It was such a joy to work with the primer. No drips! This drips so much that even if you don't see them, you go back five minutes later and found the paint has dripped all over.
Also, the black flecks mentioned did not show up on the door as black, but they did show up as globs that had to be brushed away. The globs were terrible. I did one side of the door and said, "Enough!" I didn't even get to the other side of the door. I went to my son and told him we were returning the paint this Saturday. He had already nearly finished his door, so he didn't want to stop and I let him finish, but it looks drippy and he, too, had the black flecks all through his paint. They could not be stirred away, no matter how much you stir. He's brushing away the drips on the door right now as I write. I was so mad I came right to my computer to report this fiasco.
This is the first time I've ever written a bad review at Home Depot, because I love their products. This one, however, they should have stopped carrying long ago. I just hope they don't give us a problem when I return them this Saturday when I pass the Home Depot on the way to the grocer. Both cans are opened, that's true, but there is barely a tenth used in each (no, make that much less than a tenth. He did one thin coat of one door, and I got one coat on half a door.) I'm going to go exchange this for some decent paint. Live and learn.
March 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jbrooks Poor coverage
Used over pre-primed solid pine interior doors. After 2 coats on first door darker wood grain was still visible. Picked up a can of semi gloss from local paint store (like I should have done in the first place) and finished all doors with one coat each
October 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jimele used before
used this paint before & was pleased with the results, nice finish, covers well.
June 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by S7a3y Great product
perma white covers well and leaves a very nice finish
April 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rich46 Zinsser Perma-White
I love this stuff. It will adhere to virtually any surface, matte or glossy, without any special treatment. I used it over semi-gloss alkyd paint and it has been there for 8 years with no loss of surface integrity. It hides better than any other pure white paint I've seen, including some costing 50% more. I'm delighted to find a new source.
November 16, 2014