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Zinsser 1 gal. White PrimeCoat 2 Water Interior Primer and Sealer


1 gal. White PrimeCoat 2 Water Interior Primer and Sealer

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Product Overview

The Zinsser PrimeCoat 2 1 gal. Water White Interior Primer and Sealer is great for use on interior surfaces and is guaranteed under any topcoat. Its low-odor, tintable water-based formula blocks common stains and graffiti and will not raise the grain on new wood. The primer dries to the touch in just 30 minutes and should be reapplied after 1 hour. The 1 gal. container provides coverage for areas up to 593 sq. ft.

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  • Great for priming and sealing interior surfaces
  • Guaranteed under all topcoats
  • Can be used in low temperatures
  • Will not raise grain on new wood
  • Low-odor, tintable water-based formula blocks common stains and graffiti
  • Dries to the touch in just 30 minutes
  • Recoat after 1 hour for best results
  • Covers areas up to 593 sq. ft.
  • Online Price includes Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT

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Customer Questions & Answers

does this provide waterproof seal on concrete

can't find answer on specifications
Asked by: helpless
Zinsser PrimeCoat 2 Primer and sealer is not recommended for application to create a water-proof seal on concrete. This product will not stop water from seeping through the surface. Instead, to stop water from penetrating the concrete surface, use Zinsser WaterTite. With two coats, this product is ideal for your application.
Answered by: Rust-OleumSupport
Date published: 2016-06-15

I built me daughter a tree house thats all wood and I want to paint it do I just apply on wood 2 times ten paint it?

Asked by: creatingthings58449
Use an apporiate ext.primer, then an ext.acrylic paint. there are some 2 in1 products out there on the market that would work or you can get a flat ext. paint and apply as many coats as needed
Answered by: sprig
Date published: 2016-05-31

Does this work to seal knots if i'm priming bare pine wood? in other words will the dark knots bl...

Does this work to seal knots if i'm priming bare pine wood? in other words will the dark knots bleed through if I use this product?
Asked by: Nick
Happy to help, Nick. Knots should be spot primed with Rust-Oleum Zinsser B-I-N Primer Sealer Stain killer before the surface is primed with Rust-Oleum Zinsser Primecoat 2.
Answered by: Rust-OleumSupport
Date published: 2017-02-13

How well will this work on MDF?

Since it's water based, how well will it be tolerated by MDF so it won't bloat?
Asked by: Gigi
Zinsser Primecoat is a clay-based primer - great to seal the paper-face on new, raw drywall. MDF sucks up moisture similar to paper, so I assume it would be ok, BUT, I would NOT RECOMMEND IT. Primecoat is just a sealer - you need two coats (it dries fast), but it is very soft and splotchy - paint will not adhere correctly to it alone. You MUST let it cure for 6-12 hours, then PRIME the surface with TWO COATS of Zinsser 123 latex Primer (2-3 hours between coats), then latex paint. That is the technique for new drywall. However, because MDF sucks up moisture like a sponge, and then DISINTEGRATES, I would personally SEAL it using 2-3 coats of Zinsser Covercoat fast-dry ALKYD Primer (oil-based - use Mineral Spirits, turpentine or paint thinner to clean brushes; don't use the "green" stuff - it does not work and will ruin your paint or primer). Coat ALL EDGES very well! Allow to dry 6 hours between coats. Then, you can use either an oil or latex based paint on top of this. Depending on what you are doing, if it will be used in any damp or moist area I would go with an oil-based enamel paint to give it some water-resistance. If you use oil, use Mineral Spirits to clean brushes; if you you latex paint, clean brushes with water. If you use a latex paint, I would give it a quick latex prime (on top of the dry Covercoat sealer) with Zinsser 123, as latex paint adheres best to that (water clean). FYI: If you use plywood, do NOT use Primecoat, ever - Use the ALKYD Covercoat to seal (6 hours dry) and then Zinsser 123 primer (2 hours dry), and then latex paint. Or, if using oil paint, just 2 coats of the Alkyd Cover coat and then oil paint. If painting raw solid wood, sand and tack clean, and then first seal with a few THIN coats of Zinsser BIN shellac sealer. This will prevent yellow streaking and hide dark knots. It dries fast. Allow to cure 2-3 hours, then use Zinsser Covercoat Alkyd Primer, 2 coats, 6 hours drying in between. Then paint with an oil-based enamel paint OR a SOLID stain made to go over an Alkyd primer. If you want to paint with latex paint, after the Alkyd Covercoat cures, give it a coat of Zinsser 123, allow to dry 2-3 hours, then paint. Note: latex can go on top of oil, but oil CANNOT go on top of latex!
Answered by: nschultz
Date published: 2016-08-17
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Customer Reviews

1 gal. White PrimeCoat 2 Water Interior Primer and Sealer is rated 2.9 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from As a professional housepainter, I know that Zinsser is a brand that I can trust; It's BIN and Cov... As a professional housepainter, I know that Zinsser is a brand that I can trust; It's BIN and Coverstain products are absolutely my go-to primers for stubborn bleeding stains, and bare wood, respectively. I rarely use latex primers; when I do, it's either for bare drywall, or painting over bold or dark colors. I bought this product specifically to prime over dark colors before painting with a lighter color. I knew the brand was good, and the price couldn't be beat at roughly $15 / gallon. However, I was very disappointed with this product. When applied over the dark or bold colors, it pretty much disappeared into the color, almost as if it wasn't even there. I Still ended up having to apply three finish coats, which completely negated using the primer. Furthermore, it rolls absolutely terribly. No matter how much you go back over it and try to smooth it out, it still retains this spotty, separated look - almost as if you're painting over silicone. I will never buy this product again.
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This primer is an amazing value! I sprayed this as a second coat on some old Luann hollow door to... This primer is an amazing value! I sprayed this as a second coat on some old Luann hollow door to hide the color and smooth them a bit. Sprayed really well with an airless 311 tip thinned 6% with water, very forgiving and no runs. Odor is fairly mild and dissipates rapidly. I also used it to cover a dark interior wall color. Zinsser makes great products and this no exception!
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Zinsser 1 gal size Primer We chose to try this because it was slightly cheaper than the Kilz brand and we were pleasantly surprised. This product actually exceeded our expectations. I had actually read some reviews prior to purchase of others using this over the more highly recommended/advertised product by contractors in our area.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of time and money This product is complete garbage. Does not work as advertised. Terrible on dark surfaces, terrible on glossy surfaces, I would have been way better off not using a primer at all. Don't waste your time or money on this product.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent drywall primer, esp. for post-stripping popcorn Professional painter for over 20 years, and 50% of my customers now are wanting ceiling popcorn removed, then painted. As another review stated, this is NOT all-purpose primer for wood or hard-to-stick surfaces. I've used numerous other drywall primers, and have tried several general purpose primers that are pretty good -but for new (or in my case -newly prepared) drywall, I love it. If you're stripping popcorn (using water through a tank sprayer method), I highly recommend 24 hours of dry time; as good as this primer is, I've had it peel off a little during a couple jobs while rolling it, realizing later that the ceiling was not 100% dry; dry-to-the-touch, but just beneath the surface it still had moisture. Don't rush it --let it dry thoroughly! After I figured this out, it's performed 100%. Just a note: because it is not a true stain-blocker/sealer, you will need to use a stain-blocking primer if you have any water stains. I always carry a spray can of "B-I-N" to shoot smaller areas quickly and effectively. Sometimes Zinsser's "CoverStain" will work, sometime not...but the B-I-N always works. I've tried virtually every type of primer, sealer, stain-blocker brand out there (Sherwin, Benny, all big-box brands), and Zinsser has taken all the guesswork out of what I'll need -and their prices are very reasonable. Love 'em!
Date published: 2016-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Primer at a great price Used this product on a large job because of the price. It really seals drywall and wood trim at the same time without having to switch primer. Also sands well and excepts all types of finish paint.. It is not a great stain sealer so if that is what you need choose the correct product, dont blame Zinsser.
Date published: 2013-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super for the price I bought this product because I am repainting our apartment. The walls were disgusting when we moved in - not only filthy but also hideous colors, and when we asked if we could repaint our agent happily said "go for it!" I have been a fan of the shellac-based BIN primer for years and when I owned my own home that is what I used. It is absolutely the best, hands down (in my opinion) BUT it's a pricier product than I wanted to use for a rental (especially since everything needed priming!) So I tried this and I have been very happy with it. It allowed me to trim my budget without sacrificing excellent final results. (I do always use top-quality brushes and finishing paints, I won't cut corners there). It has covered grease as well as stains of...unknown origin very well (in a couple especially bad spots and on extremely dark walls I did use a second coat). Nonetheless, for the price it's a definite winner. It adheres well to all surfaces I've used it on (including inside cabinets and nasty metal shelves which were beyond cleaning). It dries VERY fast and is extremely low-odor. Keep the Kilz, thanks, I'll take Zinsser primers any day.
Date published: 2013-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for basic priming needs I have used this product on a number of recent projects, and have been very happy with it. It provides great "bite" for MDF beadboard panels (which appear to have been factory primed, but have somewhat of a plastic-y surface.) It effectively seals unprimed trim wood and even plywood, and truly doesn't raise the grain or affect the integrity of the plywood. It also effectively seals out darker colors and allows new paint to go on smoothly and with much better coverage than it would have if you painted directly over old paint (even old white paint.) I do not believe that this product is a light blue color as another reviewer stated. It can be described as bright white. I suspect that what the other reviewer noticed was an optical illusion caused by how the eye perceives one color next to another color. This can look blue-ish next to unfinished drywall or even less brilliant white shades. Next to other brilliant white shades, it is clearly white. This product isn't great at sealing some stains, but it doesn't claim to be. I had some tannins repeatedly bleed through, so in that area, I had to switch to a different primer. This is a non-issue for most everyday priming needs, though.
Date published: 2013-05-09
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