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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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Model #259115

Store SKU #395175

  • 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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  • 4.5
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  • 85% recommend this product
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Paints on well
This both brushes and rolls on well. It builds a thicker coat than I've seen in other primers. Only time will tell if it keeps the outdoor paint from peeling as fast as it does when not using a primer.
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Worked well
Refacing my cabinets and this was the primer recommended by an associate from the paint department. It worked as expected, two coats needed as it's a little thin. but I am a first time diy'er so i don't know if that's normal or not. But either way no complaints! Making SLOOOOOW progress as can be seen by the photo, lol. Wish me luck!
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    Covers nicely
    used as base coat for re-finishing bedroom suit for niece's bedroom. Gave consistent base for getting uniform colors from topcoat of paint.
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    Very good product keep selling it! It’s better than Behr!
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    Covered well without messy clean up- appreciate water base
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    Extremely misleading product description
    This product is disappointing. Tried it on previously painted wood walls and ceilings. Despite cleaning and sanding, poor coverage and adhesion. Home Depot refused return. Followed instructions but needed extra coats for a decent finish. Consider issues in other one-star reviews.
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    Response from Rust-OleumSupportFeb 2, 2024
    We need to gather more details to get to the bottom of this, Paul! Please give us a call at (888) 855-1774, so we can hear more about your experinece with Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Water-Based Primer. We hope you will give us a chance to try to make things right with you!
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      Good paint, dried quickly.
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      I am removing popcorn ceiling. After I spray the ceiling with water and scrape off the popcorn, the sheetrock is exposed to bare paper. I needed to coat the sheetrock with 2 coats of primer to help seal the surface before applying a more modern texture finish. The Zinsser primer works well for this application. Two coats were needed as the sheetrock absorbs the primer very quickly.
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      coverage
      I understand that coverage depends on several factors. proper prep, the material that you paint. I Have been painting for over 30 years. and coverages usually fall within a 10% - 15% range. never over the mfr's. suggested coverage. always under. however. when I get 50% of what they're telling me I should get? I need to question why so far off?? is it just me? Paints have come long way. kilz has so many products now and none of them work . this product works, you don't need to exaggerate the square ftg. to sell it.I went thru 3 - 5 gallon buckets and have consistently covered 1250 Sq. ft. not 2400 Sq. gft. the mfr claims. makes it a little tough to estimate a job when your are that far off.
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        I did 3 layers of this primer. When I went to pull the painters tape off the wall when I put the primer it totally pulled the primer off too. I had 3 layers of primer, how did it come off so easily. I was not thrilled about it but I do love the thickness of the primer.
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        Response from Rust-OleumSupportJan 3, 2024
        We appreciate you reaching out and sharing your experinece! Depending on the tape you are using, it may need to be removed once the primer dries to the touch. With Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Water-Based Primer, this takes as little as one hour. And while this primer will adhere to most surfaces, it does take 7 days to fully cure and reach full adhesion in ideal conditions.
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        Product is high quality, covers well and flows on smoothly. Since it is a thick product, make sure you buy enough to cover your square footage.
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        Used as primer on small projects
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        Have not had a chance to use it yet.
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        This Product is total Garbage!!!
        This product is total garbage!!! There should be warnings all over this product advising you not to use it on drywall patches! Yet, it says it's great for sealing drywall. I have an old house and spent an enormous amount of time fixing drywall imperfections and even skim coating in areas to give myself the best substrate to apply paint to that I possibly could. This product will not bond to new drywall or patches and bubbles up on every subsequent coat of primer and paint. Terrible product!
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        Response from Rust-OleumSupportDec 18, 2023
        Thank you for reaching out, Matt! New drywall may need time to cure prior to applying Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Water-Based Primer. If wanting to seal new drywall/joint compound or spackle, we recommend starting with Rust-Oleum Zinsser Gardz Problem Surface Sealer.
        https://www.homedepot.com/p/Zinsser-GARDZ-1-qt-Clear-Water-Based-Interior-Problem-Surface-Sealer-6-Pack-2304/205145658
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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
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          Application MethodBrush, Paint Sprayer, RollerBrush, Paint Sprayer, RollerBrush, Paint Sprayer, RollerBrush, Paint Sprayer, Roller
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