Model # 2300

Internet #203325628

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Zinsser

GARDZ 5 gal. Clear Water-Based Interior Problem Surface Sealer

  • Low odor sealer protects drywall, plaster and textured surfaces
  • Fast dry, water-based formula is easy to use and dries clear
  • Water-resistant matte finish offers a durable, paintable coating
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Product Overview

  • Low odor sealer protects drywall, plaster and textured surfaces
  • Fast dry, water-based formula is easy to use and dries clear
  • Water-resistant matte finish offers a durable, paintable coating
Zinsser Gardz 5-gal. Clear Water Base Drywall and Problem Surface Sealer is a water base, low odor product designed to penetrate, bind and seal torn or damage drywall and popcorn ceilings. This high performance sealer helps flatten torn drywall and seal wallpaper adhesive and textured walls. Dries clear to the touch in 30 minutes.
  • For use on damaged interior drywall, plaster, textured finishes and related surfaces
  • Dries fast to a hard, moisture-proof film and prevents drywall blistering/bubbling
  • Covers up to 2000 sq. ft.
  • Flatt/matte clear finish
  • Penetrates, seals and binds problem porous surfaces
  • Dries to the touch in 30 minutes
  • Clear, low-odor, water base formula provides a water-resistant foundation for paint and wallpaper
  • Clean up with soap and water
  • Online Price includes Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • Low odor sealer protects drywall, plaster and textured surfaces
  • Fast dry, water-based formula is easy to use and dries clear
  • Water-resistant matte finish offers a durable, paintable coating
Model #: 2300
Internet #: 203325628

Zinsser Gardz 5-gal. Clear Water Base Drywall and Problem Surface Sealer is a water base, low odor product designed to penetrate, bind and seal torn or damage drywall and popcorn ceilings. This high performance sealer helps flatten torn drywall and seal wallpaper adhesive and textured walls. Dries clear to the touch in 30 minutes.

  • For use on damaged interior drywall, plaster, textured finishes and related surfaces
  • Dries fast to a hard, moisture-proof film and prevents drywall blistering/bubbling
  • Covers up to 2000 sq. ft.
  • Flatt/matte clear finish
  • Penetrates, seals and binds problem porous surfaces
  • Dries to the touch in 30 minutes
  • Clear, low-odor, water base formula provides a water-resistant foundation for paint and wallpaper
  • Clean up with soap and water
  • Online Price includes Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
5 GA-Gallon

Details

Application Method
Brush,Paint Sprayer,Roller
Coating Product Category
Primer
Color Family
Clear
Color/Finish
Clear
Dry to touch (min.)
30
Interior/Exterior
Interior
Number per Package
1
Paint/Stain Base Material
Water
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Soap & Water
Paint/Stain Key Features
Sealer
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Primer
Primer Purpose
Difficult Surfaces
Returnable
90-Day
Sheen
Flat/Matte
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Drywall

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Satisfaction guaranteed for full refund of purchase price

Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
5 GA-Gallon

Details

Application Method
Brush,Paint Sprayer,Roller
Coating Product Category
Primer
Color Family
Clear
Color/Finish
Clear
Dry to touch (min.)
30
Interior/Exterior
Interior
Number per Package
1
Paint/Stain Base Material
Water
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Soap & Water
Paint/Stain Key Features
Sealer
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Primer
Primer Purpose
Difficult Surfaces
Returnable
90-Day
Sheen
Flat/Matte
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Drywall

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Satisfaction guaranteed for full refund of purchase price

Questions & Answers

Does this work to crackle painted walls?

Asked by: Jab1360
Our Zinsser Gardz Problem Surface Sealer is designed to seal damaged drywall, or wallpaper adhesive residue prior to priming and painting. This sealer will not cause painted surfaces to crackle. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2
Answered by: Rust-OleumSupport
Date published: 2018-08-01

After applying Gardz over wall paper glue can you apply all purpose compound over it, or do you have to prime it first?

Asked by: Paul
It is a primer. What I would recommend though is after applying any spackling on top of it and sanding smooth. Add another coat of Garda over your spackle to seal it before painting. This will help guard against flashing, in other words one spot being shinier than the other or dollar than the other. This product works excellent for that. I do it over every patch I make.
Answered by: Bruddahmike
Date published: 2018-01-24

Can I use any finish paint with this primer(eggshell, satin, high gloss)?

Asked by: Jess
Yes it ask like basically any other kind of primer in that respect. You can talk about it with anything.
Answered by: Bruddahmike
Date published: 2018-01-24

Has anyone used this product over calcimine paint?

Asked by: Megan
Rust-Oleum Zinsser Gardz is recommend for sealing problem porous surfaces such as bare or damaged drywall, plaster, cement and cementitious coatings, spackling paste and joint compound, calcimine, stucco, acoustic and texture finishes, and uncoated wallpaper.
Answered by: Rust-OleumSupport
Date published: 2017-02-21
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Customer Reviews

GARDZ 5 gal. Clear Water-Based Interior Problem Surface Sealer is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lived up to expectations... lived up to expectations
Date published: 2019-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GARDZ is easy to apply, saving money materials and labor We are renovating a home which required the removal of multiple layers of wallpaper. Unfortunately the walls were not primed prior to the application of the wall paper which made the job even more time consuming and labor intensive. We were left with torn and ripped drywall, paste residue (wheat paste as well as heavily flaking vynyl paste) and the fuzzy under paper of the drywall. We contemplated drywalling with 1/4 or 3/8 drywall over the top of the existing damaged drywall. That would have entailed removing door and window casings as well as base moulding not to mention lugging all the drywall throughout the house. So we researched on line for a solution. After hours of reading and jumping from site to site, one of the sites, written by a painter, recommended Zinsser's GARDZ. I ordered it on line since it was not carried in the store. I prepared the torn and ripped surfaces by vigorously sanding all the loose paper by both hand sanding and using an electric orbital sander. I dusted down the walls and applied GARDZ using a 3/4 inch roller knap. This product is slightly more viscous than water and milky white. When I intiated the first few strokes with the roller it ran like water and all over the the dropcloth and floor. I panicked a bit and thought, " great this stuff is going to be difficult to apply!" Once the product is thoroughly absorbed by the roller knap then it flows on evenly. You don't have to apply much pressure on the roller to apply GARDZ, it goes on milky white with little or no effort. When cutting in with a brush don't load up your brush, a little goes a long way. The product sealed the surface very well and leaves a eggshell finish which, by the way highlights any imperfections in your drywall. I waited a day before I lightly sanded the walls again and applied another coat of GARDZ. The following day I skim coated all the walls with joint compound. You won't believe the ease in which the joint compound glides on the drywall and it ensures a wetter edge is kept while applying the joint compound. It has saved me buying more joint compound because you use less of it. Thus far I have not seen the 100's of square feet I skim coated, to have any of the surface drywall paper blister, pucker or come loose after applying the joint compound. Most,if not all, of the water stains in the drywall from the paste and water used to remove the wallpaper have not struck through the joint compound. We did wash the walls pretty well of the paste before we used the product. You must prepare the wall surfaces very well if you want a good finished product in the end. This product saved us hundreds in material costs and probably thousands in labor costs. This is an awesome product that does just as promised on their label. I'm a retired educator looking to get the in-laws house in shape for sale since they unfortunately just passed. I was a painting contrator in a former life and owned my own business. I would recommend using gloves to apply the product because it drys clear and it takes days to get off your hands, it's that water resistant! Good luck on your project!
Date published: 2014-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is phenomenal!!! We used it for two problems.... This product is phenomenal!!! We used it for two problems. One, every way in the house was wallpapered and no matter what we did we could not get the paste off the walls. Two, some walls needed textured after wallpaper removal and replacement of... This prepped the walls for paint beautifully.
Date published: 2018-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sealer for skim coated level 5 ceilings This is absolutely the right thing for the job if you have skim coated your walls or ceilings with joint compound. After months of popcorn removal, skim coating, and sanding I was finally ready to paint my ceilings. The all-purpose joint compound left a chalky, powdery feel on the ceilings. The chalky surface would easily rub off on your fingertip and looked like it could absorb a lot of paint. After doing some research on various painting and drywall websites, the overall opinion was that Zinsser Gardz was the best product for the job to seal a level 5 finished wall or ceiling. Application was fast and easy with a short nap 9" roller. Simply load up the roller and spread across the ceiling evenly. Be liberal in application, but backroll if any runs appear. I had over 1500 sq ft of ceiling area to paint, and 5 gallons was more than enough. After one application of Zinsser Gardz I rolled on two coats of Behr Premium Plus ceiling paint with a lower-nap 18" roller. I think a better ceiling paint with more primer may have allowed me to do fewer coats, but the paint went on evenly and did not get absorbed into the ceiling, leaving a uniform texture.
Date published: 2015-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tthe very best drywall sealer I have tried all drywall sealers this is the best. It seales all left over old wall paper paste so the finish paint wont wrinkel. This time Home Depot sent this product VERY fast to my local store.
Date published: 2014-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! I've used Gardz in my business for years as a wall primer and drywall repair sealer. It works great under paint or wallpaper. Take it from a pro, buy with confidence.
Date published: 2015-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Used for wallpaper glue coverage...we will see how it holds... Used for wallpaper glue coverage...we will see how it holds up but easy application and good coverage. Paint adheres well to the product.
Date published: 2018-09-11
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