Rated 5.0 out of 5 by 10
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by crashdavid Saved Thousands with BIN
I had over 500 square feet of yellowed, varnished 1950's very knotty pine in my basement. After washing the paneling down with the recommended 1 part lemon scented ammonia (HD cleaning supplies) to 6 parts water, I put two coats on BIN then finish paint. See the attached pictures. (I had been advised to tear all the paneling out and fir, sheetrock and paint.)
The previous owner left the sun porch raw, varnished plywood. Dark and yellow after all the years. We washed the plywood down with the ammonia and water (1-6) then two quick coats of BIN and finish paint.
I primed my new bathroom with BIN on the theory that if it will seal in stains and smells it will seal out mold. I still intend to add mold and mildew additives to the finish paint.
The back wall of the sunporch was that fake wood paneling. You know the kind that has vertical lines and is a picture of wood. Two quick coats of BIN then finish paint.
Tips: Heavy duty alcohol smell. Didn't bother me but some people may need a $30 mask available at HD. BIN dries FAST (Less than an hour to re-coat) so pour only as much as you intend to use and use it all. Wrap rollers and brushes in plastic wrap if you are going to take even a short break. Buy alcohol by the gallon in HD paint. You'll need it. BIN must be mixed very thoroughly. Have HD mix it and if you don't use it that day take it back and have it re-shaken. BIN goes on very thin. Drop cloths and plastic are a must if you have anything to protect.
September 25, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lenas Blocks stains for good
I've had much better luck with this product than others as far as blocking water and smoke stains. We used latex primers on ceilings that had yellowed from cigarette smoke and a few months later the yellow came back. With the BIN the yellow did not return. It is more difficult to use as it is very thin, dries quickly, and I would advise disposable applicators to avoid attempting cleaning out brushes or rollers but the extra effort is worth it. It also smells heavily so make sure if you use it indoors it is a warm day when you can open all of your windows!
February 10, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by poohbear There is nothing like it.
Nothing beats the adhesion and sealing of this product and I have never had any problems using it over the course of thirty years, It's not for everyone-most people would be better off using a cheaper water or oil based product that doesn't splatter as much, but honestly nothing else performs like BIN when it is necessary to quickly seal a water damaged or repaired area of plaster. The alcohol smell is intense while the product is being used but it quickly goes away and leaves no lingering odors for people to complain about the next day. I also have found that the alcohol smell,while unpleasant,does not make me feel sick and weak like with solvents or even acrylics.
January 6, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ams682 Life saver
Restored a ceiling that was hidden under a dropped ceiling. After 2 coats of latex primer I still had stains from where the studs were( I'm assuming there was water damage in house at some point and it was tannin or something seeping from wood into the drywall)... The paint wasn't even really sticking in these spots. One coat of the BIN primer and you would never know they were there. It's about as thin at water and I didn't find the smell too bad and it went away in about 30 mins. Little pricey but well worth it. 150% recommend for tough stains. Plus you can paint over with a latex paint or oil based.
June 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GlennBeckFan777 Go with the best, this is the one!
After trying many brands and types of primers, AND also after going without any on some occasions, once I used B-I-N I am a true believer! It does what others do not--it seals stains AND ODORS after one coat--2 for extremes--whereas others fall short. It does save on paint coats for an even finish, if you use this primer first. Best of all it unifies your look if you have different materials you want to have the same finished look--such as wood and plastic, metal and ceramic, whatever. It also allows you to paint things that normally do not accept a paint finish well, such as metal, plastic or glass....helps the paint stick! You will need to use a chemical mask with this, but it's worth the effort--results are excellent with B-I-N first. Think of it as "project insurance"--and the price becomes a bargain. Remember, a good paint job is not cheap and a cheap paint job is not good!
January 22, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pepsquad amazing coverage and odor sealing
I recently purchased this product and used it to seal in the pet odors left from the former owners dogs. I'm amazed truly how well this went down (i used a cheap roller and a throw away brush) the gallon covered the large area that I needed it to. We left the house for a few hours since the stuff is stinky in it's own right and when we got back it didn't smell at all! the pet odor and the alcohol odor was totally gone from the upstairs. I'm super impressed with this product despite being hesitant at first mainly due to sticker shock
March 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by meowsy It definitely works
I used this stuff to paint the inside of some nasty 1960s pine cabinets in our first house. I didn't know a lot about painting (except that it was going to happen before a single dish touched those greasy, roach pooped-in cabinets), so to be honest I didn't properly prep. We washed the insides with diluted Simple Green (without a good rinse), caulked seams, filled some knot holes with DAP and after drying applied this stuff. No sanding. At all. Seriously. One gal. just barely did all the insides (lots of cabinets and surface area, though), one coat. It has been enough. The cheap leftover (as in just left by the previous owners; don't even remember the brand) latex we used to paint over the primer is holding up two years later with no bleed through, peeling, etc. I attribute it to the awesome powers of this primer. Now that I've learned a lot more about painting, I can only thank heavens I used this and that it has saved me from myself! Do, however, wear a real mask for this and make sure to have good ventilation. It smells pretty strong, although unlike the paint the smell dissipated once it dried. This primer is also super quick drying and doesn't need to be perfectly even in application so don't worry too much about the unusually liquidiness. I found it easy to use, and I think I used Turpenoid Natural for clean up.
June 2, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by trep53 The #1 primer.
This is without a doubt the best primer I have ever used around my house. I will never substitute another primer for this one. Some people don't like the smell but to me that smell tells me I'll have another a great paint job. I use ammonia and water for the clean up and have an ammonia/water wet rag handy at all times for an occasional oops.
September 7, 2013