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1 gal. White PrimeCoat 2 Water Interior Primer and Sealer

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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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does this provide waterproof seal on concrete

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June 14, 2016
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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. Read More
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. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Zinsser-1-gal-WaterTite-Mold-and-Mildew-Proof-White-Oil-Based-Waterproofing-Paint-2-Pack-5001/204068078 Read Less
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No; you will want to use UGL's "Dry-Lok" if it's basement walls you're asking about...Henry's "SealPro 635" for driveway or high-traffic patio/walkway.
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May 30, 2016
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This product will work on concrete as well.
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no do not use this product on concrete, it's made for wood. Is the concrete you want to seal on a vertical or horizontal surface? Will it have foot or vehicle traffic?
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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?

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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
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April 11, 2016
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Zinsser PrimeCoat 2 Primer and Sealer is designed for interior use only. This product is not designed to withstand the elements of the outdoors. Instead, use Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Water Based Primer and Sealer. This product is ideal for both interior and exterior application of a tree house. It is ideal for wood surfaces. Bare wood that has been exposed for more than 4 weeks should be lightly sanded or Read More
Zinsser PrimeCoat 2 Primer and Sealer is designed for interior use only. This product is not designed to withstand the elements of the outdoors. Instead, use Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Water Based Primer and Sealer. This product is ideal for both interior and exterior application of a tree house. It is ideal for wood surfaces. Bare wood that has been exposed for more than 4 weeks should be lightly sanded or abraded to remove weathered wood fibers. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Zinsser-Bulls-Eye-1-2-3-1-gal-White-Water-Based-Interior-Exterior-Primer-and-Sealer-2001/100398391 Read Less
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April 10, 2016
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Yes, you should apply two coats before applying anything else on top.
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How well will this work on MDF?

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Since it's water based, how well will it be tolerated by MDF so it won't bloat?
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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
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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! Read Less
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February 1, 2016
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Gigi, we do not recommend applying PrimeCoat2 to MDF as it can cause grain raise. We suggest using an oil-based primer such as Zinsser Cover Stain Primer and Sealer for best results. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Zinsser-1-qt-White-Cover-Stain-Oil-Based-Interior-Exterior-Primer-and-Sealer-3504/100398403
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Can I use this primer on furnature , before I chalk paint it ?

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No. This is a clay-base primer - great to seal the paper-face on new, raw drywall.
I've never used chalk paint, but I assume it is latex or water based.
I would sand and clean the surface, and then PRIME it using either a one-step or two-step process.
Two steps: First, seal the furniture with Zinsser Covercoat fast-dry Alkyd Primer (oil-based - use Mineral Spirits to clean brush). Allow to dry Read More
No. This is a clay-base primer - great to seal the paper-face on new, raw drywall.
I've never used chalk paint, but I assume it is latex or water based.
I would sand and clean the surface, and then PRIME it using either a one-step or two-step process.
Two steps: First, seal the furniture with Zinsser Covercoat fast-dry Alkyd Primer (oil-based - use Mineral Spirits to clean brush). Allow to dry 6-12 hours.
Next, PRIME the surface with Zinsser 123 (latex-based, use water to clean brushes). Use 2 coats, 2-3 hours drying between each. Then paint.
One step: Skip the oil-based and just give it two really good coats of Zinsser 123 latex-based primer, 2-3 hours drying between coats.
Doing the Alkyd sealer first will smooth out the furniture surface and create a really good seal for the 123 primer to stick to. Read Less
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Yes, Zinsser PrimeCoat 2 can be applied to furniture to prep a surface for chalked paint. Be sure to allow the primer to dry for two hours before applying the next coat.
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Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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! June 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BEST NEW DRYWALL SEALER Note: This is NOT FOR SEALING WOOD! For sealing wood, you MUST first use Zinsser BIN shellac to cover the yellow streaks and the knots - apply a few thin layers (it dries fast). THEN, to prime the wood for paint, use Zinsser Covercoat fast-dry ALKYD Primer (let each coat dry 6 hours) - 2 coats. Then paint with oil or latex paint of your choice. That is the ONLY combo that works on wood! Trust me, I know! Zinsser Primecoat is a RAW, NEW DRYWALL SEALER. It dries fast, and it is a great value. First, tack off any dust from the drywall with a barely damp cloth and allow wall to dry a few hours. Then apply TWO COATS of Zinsser Primecoat. This will SEAL THE PAPER on new drywall - the paper sucks up sealer and you will NEVER get a nice paint finish without this step. BUT, PAINT DOES NOT ADHERE WELL to Primecoat sealer; it will be splotchy; SO you must NEXT (allow Primecoat to cure at least 12 hours first): PRIME the sealed walls with Zinsser 123 - 2 coats, a few hours between each. This will create a great, smooth surface that any decent paint (like the basic Behr) will stick to. TIP: Buy both the Zinsser Primecoat and 123 in 5 gallon buckets - new drywall sucks up a lot of sealer and primer! You'll waste lots of time and money using one gallon buckets! April 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Does not block stains Bought a gallon of this yesterday. After 3 thin coats of this primer, the stains still shows through. Lots of yellow patches on the white primed surface. I sanded the wood surface to almost bare before priming. If I read these review before buying I would never buy it. What a waste of time and money. Can I get my money back? February 22, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DON'T BUY Worst primer I have ever used sticks to surfaces like Behr paint (not well)and doesn't prime or seal over New or old wood nor does it hide the easiest common stains as it claims don't waste your money on this garbage February 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Do NOT buy I used this on fake mobile home cabinets and it failed to hold on. It Peels off like a banana. No excuse for a poor product from zinsser. Please remove from HD shelves January 16, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed First, I had to go over and over areas this would not cover the prior paint and simple pencil marks and YES it is a blue hue. Not a big deal unless you hit the white ceiling and find out too late it is NOT white but it is white in the can. September 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. January 8, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by waste of time and money I bought this product by mistake -- in a hurry, looks a bit like Kilz and right next to Kilz on the shelf. Too thin, It does not cover well and does a poor job stain blocking. I can get by with one coat of Kilz, but this stuff needs two coats. What's left in the can is going to kitty litter heaven and back to the store for Kilz. May 12, 2012
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