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

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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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About This Product

The Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 1 gal. Water-Based Gray Interior/Exterior Primer and Sealer provide excellent adhesion to glossy surfaces, such as tile and enameled trim. Its peel, blister and mildew-resistant water-based formula works in low temperatures, inhibits rust and seals tannin bleed. The primer dries to the touch in 30 minutes and the 1 gal. can covers areas up to 450 sq. ft. For best results, the primer should be reapplied after 1 hour.

Highlights

  • 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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Product Information

Internet # 205624596

Model # 285085

Store SKU # 1001092355

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Specifications

Container Size: 1 Gallon

Dimensions

Container Size

1 Gallon

Details

Application

Sealer

Application Method

Brush, Paint Sprayer, Roller

Base Material

Water Based

Coating Product Category

Primer

Color Family

Gray

Color Family

Grays

Color/Finish

Gray Flat

Dry to Touch (min.)

30 min

Interior/Exterior

Exterior, Interior

Number of coats recommended

1

Number per Package

1

Paint/Stain Clean Up

Soap & Water

Paint/Stain Features

Mildew Resistant

Primer Purpose

Color Changing, Odor Blocking, Stain Blocking

Returnable

90-Day

Sheen

Flat/Matte

Surface Material Use

Concrete/Brick/Masonry/Stone, Drywall, Metal, Wood

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Satisfaction guaranteed for full refund of purchase price

Questions & Answers

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caret
Q:I removed wallpaper with steamer, then washed And sanded walls, but there maybe some glue On walls,is this primer good enough to use under topcoat.
by|Mar 30, 2024
1 Answer
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A:  We're here to help! Since this is a water-based primer, any adhesive on the surface would need to be removed prior to applying Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Water-Based Primer. The adhesive could reactivate with coated over with a water-based primer. If unable to remove the adhesive, we recommend sealing the surface first with Rust-Oleum Zinsser Gardz Problem Surface Sealer prior to applying the primer and paint. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Zinsser-GARDZ-1-qt-Clear-Water-Based-Interior-Problem-Surface-Sealer-6-Pack-2304/205145658 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

by|Apr 9, 2024
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    caret
    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
    1 Answer
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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
      caret
      Q:Can I use this on a small area of basement floor
      by|Nov 6, 2023
      1 Answer
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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
        caret
        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
        1 Answer
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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
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          Customer Reviews

          4.7 out of 5

          • 4.7 out of 379 reviews
          • 93% recommend this product
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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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          Response from Rust-OleumSupportFeb 26, 2024
          Let's talk about this, Casey! In ideal conditions, Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer fully cures after 7 days. After that point, the primer will have reached full hardness and adhesion. To ensure the top coat does fully adhere to the primer, we do recommend applying it before that point. After 7 days, the surface would either need to be reprimed or lightly sanded to ensure the top coat adheres properly. We also recommend avoiding scratching the primer before that point.
          - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
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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.
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            Perfect
            [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
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              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!!
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                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.
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                  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.
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                    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!
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                      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 !
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                        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.
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                          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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