Model # 00900

Internet #202524185

Store SKU #507238

Zinsser 5 gal. B-I-N Shellac-Based White Interior/Spot Exterior Primer and Sealer


5 gal. B-I-N Shellac-Based White Interior/Spot Exterior Primer and Sealer

$179.00 /each

Frequently Bought Together

Product Overview

Zinsser B-I-N 5 gal. Shellac-Based White Interior\Spot Exterior Primer and Sealer can be used in low temperatures and sticks to any surface without sanding. The primer seals stains from water, smoke and fire damage. It also stops bleeding knots and sap streaks. Dries to the touch in just 20 minutes. Recoat after 45 minutes.

California residents: see   Proposition 65 information

  • Great for interior use in ceilings, walls, doors, trim, cabinets, furniture and more and spot priming on exterior surfaces
  • Covers up to 2000 sq. ft.
  • Flat/matte white finish
  • Shellac based formula blocks odors permanently and completely and seals severe stains from water, smoke, fire damage and more
  • Permanently seals odors from fire and smoke damage, mold and mildew, cigars and cigarettes, pet urine and more
  • Excellent adhesion to glossy surfaces without scuff sanding, permanent stain blocker for severe stains and odors
  • Dries to the touch in 20 minutes
  • Clean up spills and drips with denatured alcohol
  • Online Price includes Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT

Info & Guides

You will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to view PDF documents.  Download a free copy from the Adobe Web site.



Warranty / Certifications

More Products With These Features


Customer Questions & Answers

Can this be used as primer first coat on popcorn ceiling followed by ANY BRAND latex paint?

Can this be used as primer first coat on popcorn ceiling followed by ANY BRAND latex paint?
Asked by: sk
Happy to clear things up! Zinsser B-I-N Shellac-Based Primer and Sealer is suitable for use on interior ceilings. New plaster must age 30 days before application of B-I-N Shellac-Base Primer. Concrete, plaster, masonry and related surfaces must be fully cured before priming. The primer film develops full adhesion and hardness after it cures in 1 to 3 days.
Answered by: Rust-OleumSupport
Date published: 2016-11-03

Is this primer tintable?

Asked by: MARILEN
Yes, Zinsser B-I-N Shellac-Base Primer may be tinted with up to 2 ounces of universal colorant per gallon. Tinting the primer toward the color of the topcoat helps hide in one coat. Please be aware, the addition of universal colorant may prolong the dry time of this product.
Answered by: Rust-OleumSupport
Date published: 2016-04-12

Can other brand paint be applied over this

Are there any restrictions to applying paint over this once its dry? Can a latex paint be applied over this? Is any prep work needed before applying paint?
Asked by: mcblack11
Yes, you can apply other paint on top of this after it has fully dried.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2016-02-09

Can I use this on exterior?

I have a metal roof in Hawaii and need a great primer.
Asked by: Cindold
Zinsser B-I-N Primer and Sealer is designed for interior and spot exterior use only. It is not designed to withstand the expanding and contracting of entire exterior surfaces. Instead use Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Plus. It is our most advanced interior/exterior primer and great for all projects.
Answered by: Rust-OleumSupport
Date published: 2015-09-20
  • y_2017, m_3, d_20, h_18CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_1.0.0
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_10
  • loc_, sid_202524185, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=NUM_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=BEST_ANSWER_FEEDBACK_COUNT, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=POSITIVE_ANSWER_FEEDBACK_COUNT, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=NUM_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_homedepot
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-3.1.1
  • CLOUD, getContent, 19ms

Customer Reviews

5 gal. B-I-N Shellac-Based White Interior/Spot Exterior Primer and Sealer is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It depends My home was heavily smoked in before I got it. Ever wall was cleaned before I put the primer on. Despite cleaning the walls, there were heavy stains. Most of the time one coat did the trick. On the ceiling it was a little harder. I am not an experienced painter at all, so two coats worked better. Then two coats of actual paint, and it's great. However, we have what I call the "stinky closet". I have tried vina German, baking soda, sented items, to no avail. Still smells horrible. Put 3 coats on so far of primer, and it has been cut by 3/4. I anticipate at least 2 more Coats to finish the job. Was hoping for just two Coats, rather than 5. The smell? My best guess is that Coats were bathed in cigarettes, and left in the closet to marinate. Works well the first time *most* of the time. Very soupy. Ventilate your area well! Oh, and if you let it sit for 6 years, it will still be good if you go get it shook up.
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this to seal the outside of my house to seal in original degraded lead paint. When I op... I bought this to seal the outside of my house to seal in original degraded lead paint. When I opened the product, I was surprised because the stuff was as thin as buttermilk. I thought to myself, "This stuff must've been a return that someone cut, it'll never cover anything." But I took a brush and tried it, and the stuff covered very well on just the first pass. It also dries very fast, so any areas that didn't cover in the first stroke usually totally covered in the second. I mean, solid. This stuff dries nice and hard, and, from what I've read, should outlast anything else. The downside is that, despite it being so thin, they can't really guarantee that any tint, should you choose to do so, will only be a very light tint, because y ou can only put two ounces of tint per five gallons. In the end, I chose not to tint. My finish coat, Behr, went on in a single coat, and looks fantastic! It's very messy, though. It splashes a lot, so you really have to make sure you're tarped up. And make sure it's plastic, because this stuff penetrates material rapidly.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cans were Dented could not put in shaker had to hand shake We buy 3 to 8 pales a month Cans were Dented could not put in shaker had to hand shake We buy 3 to 8 pales a month
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, goes fast Its expensive, no doubt, but this is the best stuff. I work at a top paint company, and the chemist I work with even recommended this primer over anything we make. Anyways, renovating my house, previous owner smoked heavily. This applies/rolls very easy, it is pretty thin even after mixed, try not to apply to heavily, instead go over with a second coat. Will be buying more of this
Date published: 2016-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Goodbye cigarette odors and stains! Like the title says, this stuff works for cigarettes stains and odors. And not "pretty much works" or "masks it for a while", but it really will completely hide and seal cigarette pollution on walls. I bought a house that had been heavily smoked in for a long time and I didn't realize it until the brand new paint that the remodelers/sellers used had dried out. Thank heavens for this amazing primer. This has changed our home back into its original condition. It's night and day. The price is high but so very worth it. Be aware it needs a very thorough shaking and is runny and noxious. Wear a chemical mask (the small, white face masks for dust will NOT work) and safety goggles. Buy quality brushes or rollers meant for oil based paints. It thins with ammonia which is quite cheap, so another plus.
Date published: 2015-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage Hides anything, The cops still haven't found my ex-wife!
Date published: 2016-03-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not for heavy water stains This was recommended by an associate in the paint section at HD. This product did not come close to covering up the water stains or eliminating the smoke odors in our garage. The consistency was extremely watered down! I would not recommend this product if you're trying to eliminate heavy water stains or smoke odors!!!
Date published: 2016-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome odor control Rescued a cat that proceeded to mark every baseboard and wall in our house when we left. He was old and mentally gone. After sending him yo great beyond, I had to remove and throw away about 2000 square feet of carpet and hardwood after my wife tried every position send natural remedy. I parked every wall up two feet including the baseboards and the subfloor. Smell gone! Locked in! Top coated with oil based porch paint until we can agree on new flooring. Our other cat doesn't see, to mind the new floors and the absence of his friends smell either.
Date published: 2015-08-14
  • y_2017, m_3, d_21, h_6
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_1.0.0
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_15
  • loc_, sid_202524185, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_homedepot
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-3.1.1
  • CLOUD, getContent, 18ms