Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 29
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Geno Have used this product many times. Only product I know that works first time every time to cover all types of stains on all types of materials.
Example, tar was used to coat the inside of a brick flower box no longer wanted by the customer. Flower box was removed, leaving the tar covered, exterior, cinder block wall of the house exposed. How to remove the tar to paint the wall; impossible on a cinder block surface. This product did the job by covering the tar, then a white, flat, latex house paint was used to match the house exterior. This repair is still in good shape today, some 12 years later. No better testimony to a products value than this, seemingly impossible, situation.
Unfortunately, I have moved some distance away from the project stated above and cannot provide a photo, but I would if I could.
October 25, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Paul water stain fix
Had a couple of water stains on my ceiling that i needed to fix. Usually go with a shellac based product but because i was working overhead, went with oil base instead. To be safe, i went with two coat. Ceiling all painted and no stains have come through.
October 11, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by HowieH I bought this oil base primer primarily to seal new glazing in my storm windows. I was very surprised to see how fast it starts to dry - that may be helpful in other applications, but made my job much harder. I had trouble getting the correct coverage, the paint started to dry on my brush, and even started skimming over in the can. I have used oil base primer on the same application before and never had this problem.
October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by s759101r Effectively Sealed Water Stains
This primer effectively blocked water stains from bleeding through the finish coat after I repainted some water stained areas on my bathroom ceiling. It dried fast and I was able to complete the repaint job in less than 1 day. I highly recommend this product.
October 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hammer Great Primer
This primer was recommended by a store employee and it worked great. Dried fast and I was able to paint within an hour. Goes on with a roller that left a nap, but you back brush it and most is gone. Don't leave the primer sit too long before brushing back over it, maybe a minute. It is very sandable to get that flat finish. One coat coverage unless you want to sand, maybe two coats then. It's supposed to block stains and the wood coming back through. Worked great.
April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by E356 Great stain cover
This product was recommended by the awesome employee who works in the paint Dept. at our local Home Depot. He is so knowledgeable so I took his advice and used it on a ceiling stain that has been there for years. I used two coats just to be sure and it worked great!
October 4, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by pburk Shrinking paint category
Oil-based paint is a shrinking category due to environmental regulations. This primer is one of the few remaining Oil-based products available. It seems to have been re-engineered compared to the oil paints of the 1900s. It has very little 'open' time and this makes it difficult to use with a simple brush.
The small section being painted dries before one can get the primer to the next section and small areas at each edge get a double coat. This looks uneven and could affect some top coats. The primer spreads unevenly too with a brush so that the primer layer is extremely thin in some areas. You have to resist the urge to retouch damp areas because the primer on the brush will not melt into the paint that is already on the surface. You'll get clumpy areas.
Perhaps using a sprayer would help but I don't have one to use with Oil Paint. My strategy has been to lightly sand after the 1st Primer coat to take off the rough patches missed while prepping the surface and applying a second primer coat followed by another sanding. It is an enormous amount of work but results in an even, flat primer base for the top coat to cling to. It shouldn't be this difficult to use in my opinion.
Plan on using the entire can in one painting effort. If not the same day then within a week because after the can is open the primer quickly skins over even with the top tightly closed. Unless you like fishing into oil-based paint cans to remove this skin a better strategy is to use up the quart. I've tried pouring paint thinner on top of the remaining primer but it didn't help much. If you purchase any larger size make sure you have enough surface prepped to use it up ASAP or you will waste 1/3 to 1/2 of the product from skinning.
None of these problems are mentioned on the can or web site instructions. There are also no instructions on how to best use the product nor extend the open time and how to prevent skinning. They recommend against thinning.
I use Oil-based products as a result of prior experience with painting and the thinking that the oil sinks into the wood, restoring its longevity, however this is not a scientific approach and might not be the best one with todays formulations. If I was going to use a paint that already includes the primer I might skip the oil-based primer and see how the Paint + Primer holds up. There is very little consensus on the Web Sites about the best paint, application techniques and resulting outcomes. The paint companies have some responsibility too as they are not always forthcoming with info about how to best use their paint. Of course they don't agree among themselves either as they want us consumer to buy only their paint.
August 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bev covered the exposed area very good.
The primer worked very well. I was very satisfied with it
June 28, 2016