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Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 1 gal. White Water Based Interior/Exterior Primer and Sealer
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Bulls Eye 1-2-3 1 gal. White Water Based Interior/Exterior Primer and Sealer

  • All-purpose, high performance primer
  • Excellent sealer - like a coat of plastic
  • Rust Inhibitive with a Mold and Mildew Resistant Finish
$19.98 /each

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Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 1 gal. Water Based White Primer and Sealer provide excellent adhesion to glossy surfaces without sanding. It's great for interior and exterior surfaces. Outstanding low VOC and low odor formula is designed to resist blistering, peeling and mold and mildew growth. Works great in low temperatures, inhibits rust and seal tanning bleed.

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  • For all surfaces, use on interior and exterior new or previously painted drywall, wood, masonry and more, adheres to tough surfaces, such as chalky exterior siding and trim, galvanized metal and hardboard
  • Features a breathable, water-based formula designed to resist blistering, peeling and mold and mildew growth
  • Covers up to 400 sq. ft.
  • Flat/matte white finish
  • Mildew resistant film
  • Permanently blocks and seals common stains, graffiti and tannin bleed, rust inhibitive - great for new metal
  • Dries to the touch in 35 minutes
  • Fast drying, ultra low odor water based primer and sealer is perfect for everyday use and can be applied under or over any topcoat
  • Dried film is mold and mildew resistant making it ideal for high-humidity areas such as laundry rooms and bathrooms
  • Clean up with soap and water
  • Online Price includes Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT

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Is this a good primer for new exterior wood, for facia boards?

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Yes, good choice.
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May 12, 2016
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Yes, Frank. Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer and Sealer can be used on new wood. However, it is important to test the wood for moisture. It is recommended to only apply this primer if the wood contains 12% or less of moisture.
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yes it is
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Yes it is good for the new exterior wood
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I need a good primer to cover peeling paint on fiberglass/plastic/vinyl surfaces - 123 or peel stop? Which would you recommend?

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Zinsser peel stop primer seems perfect for the job, but I wasn't sure whether it would adhere to the same variety of surfaces as the 123 primer. Any recommendations?
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I definitely would not use this product if you are concerned about the possibility of seeing the paint peel.
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I would use 1-2-3
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April 27, 2016
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We recommend using both primers. Since the previous coating is having peeling issues, we recommend using Zinsser Peel Stop first to bind the previous coating to the surface. To create a more uniform topcoat appearance, prime with Zinsser Bulls-Eye 1-2-3 Primer before applying a top coat. Read More
We recommend using both primers. Since the previous coating is having peeling issues, we recommend using Zinsser Peel Stop first to bind the previous coating to the surface. To create a more uniform topcoat appearance, prime with Zinsser Bulls-Eye 1-2-3 Primer before applying a top coat. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Zinsser-1-gal-Peel-Stop-Water-Base-Clear-Interior-Exterior-Binding-Primer-and-Sealer-Case-of-4-60001/202596159 Read Less
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April 26, 2016
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Both will work equally well.
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can I use Bulls Eye 1-2-3 to prime a wall that is covered with oil-based paint?

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August 23, 2016
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I just did it 3 nights ago and all the prime can be scratched off easily. Terrible product. It does not do what it says on the products.
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July 19, 2016
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Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye 123 Primer will adhere to oil-based wall paint and may be top coated with either oil or water based paint in 1 hour.
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I would say yes. I used the 1-2-3 over oil-based wall paint and it worked.
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Can you use this as primer for painting interior stair treads?

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Yes, it would be perfect for that. if you have to paint the treads. Often the risers are painted and the treads are varnished. Varnish probably resists scuffing better than any paint. Painted treads will need to be done over frequently.
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June 27, 2016
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Hi Kristen! Zinsser Bullseye 1-2-3 Water-Based Primer is suitable for both interior and exterior surface. However, it is not recommended for areas that are subjected to foot traffic and the product will crack and peel.
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Yes, I think you can. Provided the stairs are wooden which they are 99% of the time.
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Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 24 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by bad experience with Zinsser exterior paint I will have to take pictures and add them to this review later. Last year we purchased the Zinsser exterior paint. The can said there would be no peeling or chipping and it would go under or over latex paints. We used the paint and less than a year after a whole two car garage was painted there is a large amount of peeling and chipping of paint. It looks horrible. We will have to repaint the entire garage. I was extremely disappointed with this product. Directions were followed. The garage that was painted with the Zinnser Bulls Eye paint is less than 10 years old. July 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Sealing Primer--for the proper purposes I find Bulls Eye an excellent primer sealer for any type of previously painted surface, such as previously finished drywall and plaster. It adheres well, dries quickly and now with a fairly low VOC level it's easier for me to use (I need a respirator for certain alkyds). It is thin, but I've never had a problem with it sealing the surface or any bleed through--and that's what I use it for. That said, what is under it may well show even if it doesn't bleed through. I deal with this by having the product tinted to the finish color before applying it, and then if necessary applying a third topcoat, not a second Bulls-Eye coat. March 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Real good primer Used this yesterday to prime my exterior concrete foundation. It's block, with a skim coat of concrete over it. Some of it was chipped, and showed different colors of gray. I patched it where needed, and the patching was white (patches not shown in photos). I gave it all one heavy coat of this primer, using a half inch nap roller, and it covered real well. The patches and concrete now look uniformly bright white, thanks to the hiding properties of this primer. Later, I gave it an exterior topcoat (soft gray). The roller seemed to skid on the primer, like it was high gloss or something, so left some tracks. I'll need to go over it lightly, a thin second coat. I should have had the primer tinted at the store. "Coverage." Does that mean how well it hides (very well), or how far you can paint with a gallon (not great)? I think I would have gotten less than 200 square feet out of a gallon, but my project was smaller than that. The claimed 400-450 might be possible on previously painted smooth wallboard if you stretch it out, I don't know. Anyway, it made a nice coating on the porous concrete, and it seems like a solid base on which to paint. April 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Primer For Maple Bench I used Zinsser Bullseye 1-2-3 primer for preparing a maple bench to be painted and experienced excellent results. August 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great for Priming Ceramic Tile I used this primer to prep my backsplash for painting; I probably could have used 1 coat but I used 2 coats just to be sure. I let each coat dry and waited 24 hours before applying the high gloss alkyd paint. Very happy with the final result. August 12, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Doesn't prime water spots I used three Coates of this stuff and I can still see the water stains. This is so runny and drips everywhere. This was recommended to me by an associate and I thought it might work better than kilz. I have to redo the priming and will never buy this again. I am going to stick to kilz from now on. December 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Paint performed better than expected Last July 4, 2015 I was scrapping the paint that was peeling off a high garage ceiling for a picky buyer of my house and my brother told me to buy this paint to cover the drywall after all the peeling paint had been removed. I didn't know whether to use a roller or a brush. I found out fast the roller pulled off more good paint than I was putting in the spots that needed paint. I changed to a brush and it blended very well with the existing sections of ceiling that did not need to be repainted. In high humid areas like in Virginia people should not paint garages where after 30 years the paint will bubble and peel. This was not fun but it did the job and my house sold 7-31-15. Goodbye Virginia Hello Texas! Thank you Bulls Eye and my little brother for making a impossible job possible. It was a bit shinny where the new paint was but it looked a lot better than hanging peeling paint. November 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product Bought it because it was on an 'introductory sale" and 50% off rate otherwise I would have bought a known brand.. Had professional painters use BullsEye123 last year to paint a 100 year-old pressed metal ceiling that was badly flaking and for a kitchen ceiling and wall and other ceilings. AMAZING cover over scraps, spakle, stains and blemishes. So amazing that we just did the one coat of BullsEye and didn't bother about the top coat of ceiling paint and I could get the job done in less days work. Only trouble is that in Australia it costs $A60 ($US50) for 4 litres (just over 1 gall) - I guess that's the price we have to pay for living in the world's best country. January 27, 2015
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