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Bulls Eye 1-2-3 126 oz. Gray Water-Based Interior/Exterior Primer and Sealer (2-Pack)

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  • Primer for dark color topcoats blocks stain and odors on surfaces
  • Resists blistering, peeling and mold and mildew growth
  • Ultra-low odor water based primer dries to touch in 30 minutes
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  • Primer for dark color topcoats blocks stain and odors on surfaces
  • Resists blistering, peeling and mold and mildew growth
  • Ultra-low odor water based primer dries to touch in 30 minutes
About This Product

Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 126 oz. Water-Based Interior/Exterior Gray Primer and Sealer (2-Pack) is an all-purpose, high performance, water-based primer for residential, commercial and industrial applications that is designed for use under deep or vivid color topcoats. Use under rich, dark topcoat colors to improve hide, coverage and get the right color in less coats. Complete projects in less time. It has excellent stain blocking resistance, dries fast and great adhesion on glossy surfaces. May be used under and over any oil or latex architectural paint.

  • Interior/exterior use on new or previously painted drywall, concrete, wood, masonry, metal and glossy or difficult surfaces
  • Covers up to 400 sq. ft. and improves topcoat coverage
  • Gray color of primer works great under vibrant, vivid colors
  • Formula resists mildew growth, blistering, peeling and contains a rust inhibitor
  • Universal primer seals uniformly and will stick without sanding on all surfaces
  • Great for high PH surfaces like new concrete
  • Dries to the touch in 30 minutes
  • Saves time and money by improving hide and coverage of deep topcoats
  • Allows deep color top coats to stay true to color and last longer
  • Ready to use, no need to tint primer at the counter prior to using with deep colors
  • Clean up with soap and water
  • Online price includes PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT, WA
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Container Size: 1 Gallon


Container Size1 Gallon


ApplicationSealerApplication MethodBrush, Paint Sprayer, Roller
Base MaterialWater BasedCoating Product CategoryPrimer
Color FamilyGrayColor FamilyGrays
Color/FinishGray FlatDry to Touch (min.)30 min
Interior/ExteriorExterior, InteriorNumber of coats recommended1
Number per Package2Paint/Stain Clean UpSoap & Water
Paint/Stain FeaturesMildew ResistantPrimer PurposeColor Changing, Odor Blocking, Stain Blocking
Surface Material UseConcrete/Brick/Masonry/Stone, Drywall, Metal, Wood

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Manufacturer WarrantySatisfaction guaranteed for full refund of purchase price

Questions & Answers

Q:I’ve had a gallon of Zinsser 123 tinted. I like the color and have a lot left. I have a small paint project in my kitchen and like the color. Can I just use it as a topcoat to use it up?
by|Feb 9, 2024
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A:  Happy to clear things up! For the best results, we do recommend applying a topcoat over Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Water-Based Primer. Since this is a primer, it will be more porous than a paint, and it can be more prone to staining as well. If the surface you are wanting to paint will be handled a lot or is a wall, a topcoat is highly recommended. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

by|Feb 12, 2024
    Q:Can I use this on a small area of basement floor
    by|Nov 6, 2023
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    A:  We appreciate your interest, Kathy! While Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Water-Based Primer can be used on most surfaces, we do not recommend it for use on floors or walking surfaces, unless flooring it being placed over the primed areas. This primer will not accept direct foot traffic and is also not intended for use under floor paints. Direct foot traffic will cause the primer and any paint over it to crack and peel. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

    by|Nov 6, 2023
      Q:Cleaned and scrubbed my aluminum siding twice to remove oxidation but chalking keeps coming back (1985 mobile home). Can I now apply this 1-2-3 primer? Will it stick to the oxidation that is still there?
      by|Oct 31, 2023
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      A:  Great question, Anna! Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Water-Based Primer helps bind chalky surfaces and is suitable for use on moderately chalked aluminum or previously painted siding and trim. Make sure to remove excessive chalk material prior to priming for the best results. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

      by|Nov 1, 2023
        Q:How do I prep Formica before I paint primer on it?
        by|Oct 30, 2023
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        A:  Hi John, laminate surfaces such as Formica should be cleaned using a degreaser such as our Krud Kutter Original Concentrated Cleaner Degreaser, then rinsed with clean water. Once the surface is completely dry, you can apply the primer. Our Zinsser Primers require no sanding, even over glossy surfaces. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2

        by|Oct 31, 2023
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          Tried using this product on a cabinet refinishing project, I am glad life got in the way and could only get 3 doors done then had to take a 5 day break. 5 days after priming with this product and painting I was adjusting the doors at my work station and they slightly bumped each other and the paint chipped down the the wood. So I scratched the back with my nail and everything pealed off down to the wood. Not very impressed...
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          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Gray Water Based Interior/Exterior primer, use this to prime before painting my house and it came out beautiful, with just 1 coat and that was just right.
            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This primer is perfectly easy to use it’s 3 in one quality makes it a top choice! We will be painting the room grey and the grey primer will help make everything blend smoothly
              Great for RV/ Motorhome caninets
              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I primed all of the laminate cabinets in my motorhome with this and it was so easy! Great coverage and seems super durable. I love how well it all came out!!
                Covers imperfections !
                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I used the Bulls Eye 1-2-3 gray water-based interior/ exterior primer and sealer to repaint my lamp. It had several scratches were the paint was off. It cover all of them very nicely. It’s pretty thick but goes on smoothly. I only use one coat and one coat of black paint. Looks great! I like that it’s so versatile. I have a few outdoor projects that I’m sure this would work great on.
                  Works like a charm!!
                  [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] It’s not one of the thought of uses but my trailer is this color and was rusting a bit. Cleaned it up and put this on. It’s working and looking great! Even through a few rains.
                    So happy with this!
                    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This paint is really such a great quality!! We needed our outside porch repainted and this did the job perfectly! I was sent two cans and it has great coverage with one coat!
                      Worked outdoors
                      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] We had some rusted looking roof sheeting that needed a coat of paint for our treehouse. My husband used two coats of this primer, then sprayed on two coats of red paint. There were zero signs of the rust. The application of the primer was even and we look forward to the longevity and the extra water barrier this provides. A little thicker than normal paint, but the application with a low knap roller was seamless. Definitely our go to brand !
                        Great product!
                        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I was really wanting to change up some of my rooms so I was super happy when Influenster sent me two gallons of premium primer! This stuff works great and is much needed to cover darker colors.
                          Priming makes huge difference!
                          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Zinsser Bulls Eye Primer works great before painting! I love that this primer is mold & mildew resistant. This makes priming and painting so easy because this sticks to any surface without having to sand first! That cuts down so much time. I am a first time home buyer and slowing remodeling my home. I had no idea how much priming was needed when painting. It really makes a huge difference and this primer has saved me so much time.
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