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

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  • Primer preps for paint, blocks stain and odors on surfaces
  • Resists blistering, peeling and mold and mildew growth
  • Ultra-low odor water based primer dries to touch in 35 minutes
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About This Product

Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 2 gal. Water Based White Primer and Sealer provides 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.

Highlights

  • 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
  • Covers up to 800 sq. ft.
  • Flat/matte white finish
  • Features a breathable, water-based formula designed to resist blistering, peeling and mold and mildew growth
  • 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 PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT, WA
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Product Information

Internet # 202713102

Model # 259115

Store SKU # 395175

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Specifications

Container Size: 2 Gallon

Dimensions

Container Size

2 Gallon

Details

Application

Sealer

Application Method

Brush, Paint Sprayer, Roller

Base Material

Water Based

Coating Product Category

Primer

Color Family

White

Color Family

Whites

Color/Finish

White

Dry to Touch (min.)

35 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

693Questions
caret
Q:Can I apply this primer to redwood siding that has 20 year old solid body stain on it? Would you use a stain primer instead?
by|Apr 3, 2024
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  Happy to help, George! Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Water-Based Primer can be applied over the solid stain, provided the stain is in good, sound condition. Any loose stain must be removed prior to priming. If you have areas with bare redwood where the stain was peeled or removed, we would recommend priming with Rust-Oleum Zinsser Cover Stain Oil-Based Primer instead. This will prevent any tannin bleed from the wood. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Zinsser-Cover-Stain-1-gal-White-Oil-Based-Interior-Exterior-Primer-and-Sealer-3501/100398377 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

by|Apr 4, 2024
    caret
    Q:Can this be used over shellac painted wood?
    by|Apr 2, 2024
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  Happy to clear things up! Since shellac finishes tend to contain wax, Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Water-Based Primer will not properly adhere to it. If wanting to paint or prime over shellac, you can use Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye Universal Sanding Sealer over the shellac and make it a paintable surface. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Zinsser-1-gal-Universal-Sanding-Sealers-2-Pack-851/202057181 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

    by|Apr 3, 2024
      caret
      Q:How soon can I paint on top of the primer
      by|Mar 27, 2024
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  Great question, Dexter! You can paint over Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Water-Based Primer after 1 hour. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

      by|Mar 27, 2024
        caret
        Q:Will this primer go over oil base paint?
        by|Mar 20, 2024
        1 Answer
        Answer This Question

        A:  Great question, James! Yes, Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Water-Based Primer can be applied over oil-based paints. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

        by|Mar 20, 2024
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          Customer Reviews

          4.5 out of 5

          • 4.5 out of 3,175 reviews
          • 85% recommend this product
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          Does not stop paint from peeling
          Bathroom ceiling paint began peeling a couple of years after remodel. Purchased Bulls Eye 123 and treated the peeling surface exactly as instructed and applied primer. Painted again using good quality ceiling paint. The ceiling began peeling within a month of application.
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          Response from Rust-OleumSupportAug 23, 2023
          Let's talk about this, Bob! While Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Water-Based Primer will adhere to most surfaces, it will not adhere to surfaces that have moisture issues. Constant exposure to moisture and high humidity can cause most paints and primers to blister and peel over time.
          - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
            2 found this review helpful
            Worst primer I have ever used
            This was recommended to me by various painters. I just put 2 coats on white walls that I tested some other “new” white color options on and you can still see them all. The whole gallon on 2 walls. Now I get to go buy the kilz primer that I normally use and redo it all over again. Don’t waste your money on this junk
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            Response from Rust-OleumSupportJun 9, 2023
            We appreciate you reaching out, John, and sharing your experinece. Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Water-Based Primer will trap stains and colors in the film of the primer, preventing bleed through to the topcoat. Please keep in mind, this must be topcoated with an opaque paint since it is a primer, and it is not intended to be left as is.
            - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
              3 found this review helpful
              Don't waste your time and money
              I really don't know why all the "pro's" recommend this. I've tried it on various surfaces and it doesn't cover a thing. Nor does it adhere to the surface. Complete waste of my time and money. I'm going back to Kilz.
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              Response from Rust-OleumSupportMay 26, 2023
              Let's talk about this! Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Water-Based Primer will trap most stains in the film of the primer and prevent bleed through with the topcoat. Since this is a primer, it does require an opaque topcoat for full durability and performance. In ideal conditions, this primer fully cures after 7 days and will have reached full adhesion at that point. We recommend avoiding scratching or abrading the surface before that point.
              - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
                1 found this review helpful
                Does not stick on all surfaces as advertised
                We bought this primer to go over our cupboard doors that had a mild shellac. It appeared like it was going to adhere because it didn’t bubble. When dried it scratches off like a lottery ticket. Horrible. Why say it sticks to any surface and then not stick at all? Makes a much bigger mess and cost.
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                Response from Rust-OleumSupportMay 3, 2023
                Let's see what we can figure out. As noted on the Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Water Based Primer label, surface must be clean, dry, sound and free from dust, dirt, excessive chalky material, grime, grease, oil, wax, mildew, wallpaper adhesive, or any contamination that may interfere with adhesion. Shellac contains wax, no paint or prime will adhere to shellac that contains wax, it is an unpaintable surface.
                Rust-Oleum Product Support 6 Rustoleum
                  4 found this review helpful
                  Laid down real smooth...
                  Laid down real smooth
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                  1 found this review helpful
                  Amazing paint
                  Amazing paint first timer but pro recommendation
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                  • Recommended
                  1 found this review helpful
                  Primer is horrible, waste of time
                  I have used the Zinser shellac primer before, and that works well. Was looking for a lower odor option, so I gave this one a try. Unfortunately, a very different experience. I has primed a shelf using this product, and after it dried for over a month, had to drill some holes for shelf pins. I used blue painters tape to mark the spot and make for a cleaner hole. When removing the tape, it basically made the primer bubble up and came off in entire sheets. I would not recommend this product.
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                  Response from Rust-OleumSupportMar 2, 2023
                  Let's talk about this! Since this is a primer, Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Water-Based Primer does need to be topcoated with an opaque topcoat for full durability and performance. We recommend applying a topcoat after one hour, or at least before a week has passed, to ensure the new coat properly adheres.
                  - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
                    3 found this review helpful
                    The white was used on pressure treated wood and it...
                    The white was used on pressure treated wood and it took three coats before it looked good.
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                    1 found this review helpful
                    Quality primer, been using this brand for over 30 years,...
                    Quality primer, been using this brand for over 30 years, it’s never let us down, as with everything, price is getting higher, but, the quality is still there.
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                    1 found this review helpful
                    Peels off joint compound
                    I used this product on new drywall. A few weeks after I had primed and painted I had to do some rework due to minor drywall damage. As I was working the area the paint and primer started to peel off the area that was joint compound. It sticks fine to the paper part of the drywall but what good is it if it doesn't stick to joint compound. I will never use this product again.
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                    Response from Rust-OleumSupportSep 6, 2022
                    Let's talk about this, John! When repairing drywall, the joint compound may need time to cure before priming with Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Water-Based Primer or the areas may need to be sealed. If needing further assistance, please give us a call at (888) 855-1774.
                    - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
                      4 found this review helpful
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