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Customer Reviews for Zinsser 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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I used this to cover 70s wood stained paneling 10 years ago. This primer has held up with no stai...
I used this to cover 70s wood stained paneling 10 years ago. This primer has held up with no stain leaking thru and no dulling of my top coat paint color (sherwin William's top coat). I think I used 2 coats of it and love the results. I also used recently to cover a 2nd hand dark wood headboard that smelled of cat. Cleaning it up gave no results, once I painted the smell was completely gone. The headboard is like new and I highly reccommend.
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I needed 2 coats on a fiberglass door but when I added the coat of color it looked great. Goes on...
I needed 2 coats on a fiberglass door but when I added the coat of color it looked great. Goes on very easy..
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Not sealing stain/oil from hardwood kitchen cabinet doors
Used Krud kutter to degrease Home Depot oak kitchen cabinet doors. Sanded, tack clothed then used Dap dry dec to reduce grain (Was not aware of the grain filler product when I did this step) Sanded and tack clothed again, then applied primer and waited 7 days for it to cure. Still had yellow grain showing through so sanded lightly with 320 paper and reapplied primer. I’m now on my fourth coat and STILL there is a yellow/ beige grain stain showing through. Surface is smooth but color stain is still visible. What else can I do? Don’t want to use finish coats if this issue will stain them!
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Response from Rust-OleumSupportMay 20, 2020
Let's talk about this, Mary! Yellowing with water-based paints is typically caused by tannins in the wood. Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Water-Based Primer can be used for water soluble tannin bleed on cedar and redwood. For other types of tannin, we recommend Rust-Oleum Zinsser Cover Stain Oil-Based Primer instead. The existing paint and primer do not need to be removed prior to priming with Cover Stain.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Zinsser-Cover-Stain-1-gal-White-Oil-Based-Interior-Exterior-Primer-and-Sealer-3501/100398377
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    Awesome product I used it to prime over red paint on wood. only one coat needed. It did not bleed...
    Awesome product I used it to prime over red paint on wood. only one coat needed. It did not bleed through and I did not need to sand. I have recommended to friends and family. Painted over the primer and it turned out awesome.
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    Bulls Eye paint provides complete coverage as a primer on furniture. I have been using it for my ...
    Bulls Eye paint provides complete coverage as a primer on furniture. I have been using it for my business for over 5 years. I have used it on various wood surfaces as well as laminate. You do not have to strip a surface when you use Bulls Eye as your primer.
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    The Primer and Sealer was an excellent source to cover my raw wood over my patio. It went on smoo...
    The Primer and Sealer was an excellent source to cover my raw wood over my patio. It went on smoothly and covered the areas very nicely. I hand painted becuz in closed in areas, the smell was non existent! I enjoyed using this product and recommend it to everyone.
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    I painted a finished and lightly textured metal bed frame...
    I painted a finished and lightly textured metal bed frame with the primer and used a rust-oleum spray paint in metallic champagne bronze and it turned out great
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    I used it to cover a dark vinyl window and it covered great. I will use it again.
    I used it to cover a dark vinyl window and it covered great. I will use it again.
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    I love Zinsser Primer. Its my #1 Go To Primer when covering any old product left on my walls. I'v...
    I love Zinsser Primer. Its my #1 Go To Primer when covering any old product left on my walls. I've tried other primers on sale but always go back to Zinsser. Easy to apply and dries quickly. Easy clean up!!! Love it!!!
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    Primed cabinets and wood paneling without sanding turned out great
    Primed cabinets and wood paneling without sanding turned out great
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    Been using Zinsser 123 Bulls Eye for 20+ years on MDO Plywood. Never had a failure!
    Been using Zinsser 123 Bulls Eye for 20+ years on MDO Plywood. Never had a failure!
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    It did whats it supposed too. Appreciated that the worker tinted it
    It did whats it supposed too. Appreciated that the worker tinted it
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    Does a good job covering in one coat
    Does a good job covering in one coat
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    Job was to paint a very broken down brick wall. Using 1& 1/4 nap rollers I primed 2x and probabl...
    Job was to paint a very broken down brick wall. Using 1& 1/4 nap rollers I primed 2x and probably could have gotten away with a "vintage look". Paint went on easy afterwards in 1 coat. Could not have been happier with the product. Client was very very happy with the results. Will absolutely use this again.
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    Saved me money! Killing two birds with one stone priming both paneling and concrete floor in fam...
    Saved me money! Killing two birds with one stone priming both paneling and concrete floor in family room! Great coverage on dark paneling! Dries in an hour or less, as stated. Easy soap/water clean up too! Great product!
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    Excelent coverage...great seal.
    Excelent coverage...great seal.
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    Used on raw wood, crown molding and base molding used on a cornice. Covered all the different ty...
    Used on raw wood, crown molding and base molding used on a cornice. Covered all the different types of wood and allowed top coat to go on nicely.
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    I used this primer on brand new clean drywall/textured walls and ceiling. I wiped down the walls ...
    I used this primer on brand new clean drywall/textured walls and ceiling. I wiped down the walls first with a damp microfiber cloth. Then I put on the primer. Let it dry for 24 hours. Next day I painted with Behr Marquis paint/primer in satin 3 walls and the ceiling. Let it dry for 24 hours. The next day I taped off the third wall with frog tape (NOT the extra sticky). Painted the accent/fourth wall. Let it dry for 16 hours. When I pulled the tape off the primer pulled completely off the walls and ceiling. I have to peel and sand everything off the entire bathroom and start again. This is so awful. What a waste of time and money. reference the question posted in questions on 10/31/18.
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    Response from Rust-OleumSupportNov 5, 2018
    Thank you for sharing your experience! Please keep in mind while Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Water-Based Primer and Sealer is dry enough for a topcoat after 1 hour in most situations, it does take 7 days for the primer to reach full adhesion and hardness.
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      Normally use the Behr Primer & sealer but was told this product was superior. 4 gallons barely co...
      Normally use the Behr Primer & sealer but was told this product was superior. 4 gallons barely covered 836 sq ft of new textured drywall with 4 doorways....You do the math.
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      Response from Rust-OleumSupportOct 18, 2018
      That is odd! Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Water-Based Primer and Sealer is suitable for use on drywall and resists high pH (up to 12.5) surfaces. Please keep in mind that a more porous surface will affect the recommended square footage, as well as the number of coats applied.
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        Jcb Painting used it twice to bond a wall after sanding and wallboard compound application and th...
        Jcb Painting used it twice to bond a wall after sanding and wallboard compound application and then painted with 2 finish coats. Walls look brand new today. The customer was very happy with the results.
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        Covered my fireplace very well. Even the dark soot areas. I haven't applied the white paint yet b...
        Covered my fireplace very well. Even the dark soot areas. I haven't applied the white paint yet but just with the Bull's Eye it looks "Great" I would recommend to all my family and friends.
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        Very satisfied with the 123 primer, after applying it .it took less pain than expected.
        Very satisfied with the 123 primer, after applying it .it took less pain than expected.
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        Awesome product and coverage. Blocked out the toughest stains. Thank you for a great product
        Awesome product and coverage. Blocked out the toughest stains. Thank you for a great product
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        I have used this for years, great coverage, great protection. Blocks most stains from bleeding th...
        I have used this for years, great coverage, great protection. Blocks most stains from bleeding through, sticks to just about everything.
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        Building ornamental brackets/corbels for repair work to eaves on a large classical revival buildi...
        Building ornamental brackets/corbels for repair work to eaves on a large classical revival building in Portland, Maine I used a variety of woods, plywood, PT, knotty pine, mahogany, and had wood filler over nail holes, blemishes, etc. 123 make an even base for the semi-gloss top coat. High hide for a water based primer, low/no odor, dries fast, and, of course, soap and water clean up.
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        A good substitute for your product "Shieldz". Great as a block out primer under wallpaper. Also, ...
        A good substitute for your product "Shieldz". Great as a block out primer under wallpaper. Also, good profile for increased adhesion.
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        I have used this product, many times, and am very happy with it's coverage and performance.
        I have used this product, many times, and am very happy with it's coverage and performance.
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        ApplicationSealerSealerSealerSealer
        Primer PurposeColor Changing, Odor Blocking, Stain BlockingColor Changing, Odor Blocking, Stain BlockingOdor BlockingSealant
        Container Size2 Gallon1 Gallon1 Gallon1 Gallon
        SheenFlat/MatteFlat/MatteFlat/MatteFlat/Matte
        Surface Material UseConcrete/Brick/Masonry/Stone, Drywall, Metal, WoodConcrete/Brick/Masonry/Stone, Drywall, Metal, WoodConcrete/Brick/Masonry/Stone, Drywall, Metal, WoodCeiling, Concrete/Brick/Masonry/Stone, Wood
        Paint/Stain FeaturesMildew ResistantMildew ResistantMildew ResistantSealer
        Application MethodBrush, Paint Sprayer, RollerBrush, Paint Sprayer, RollerBrush, Paint Sprayer, RollerBrush, Paint Sprayer, Roller
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