Which Zinsser primer should I use?

Summing up: All three Zinsser primers are very high quality, you just need to know which one to use for which application. Zinsser 123 is great for surfaces that are easier to adhere to and has low odor. Zinsser Cover Stain provides durability and adhesion on glossy glossy surfaces.

Which Zinsser primer is best?

There's a reason Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3® Water-Base Primer is our most popular primer. This premium, whole-house primer- sealer provides outstanding performance indoors and out, with great flow and leveling and a flexible, acrylic formula.

What is the difference between Zinsser 123 and bin?

The 123, or Bullseye product is waterbased, can be used as a sealer primer, adhesive primer, priming friable surfaces and stain blocking. The BIN is meths based and is used as a primer and stain blocker too, the choice of which depends on what you need it for, can you give more information?

What is Zinsser 123 primer used for?

Bulls Eye® 1-2-3 is great for blocking stains. It permanently and completely seals graffiti, grease spots, tar and asphalt - inside and out. For oil and water stains, fire and smoke damage try our next generation Bulls Eye® 1-2-3 Plus. Bulls Eye® 1-2-3 is rust inhibitive and ideal for new metal.

Can I use Zinsser 123 as an undercoat?

Zinsser Bulls Eye 123 Primer is a fast-drying white-pigmented acrylic latex (water-thinnable) undercoat. It is formulated for use on most types of exterior and interior surfaces - previously painted or new work. Any oil or latex finish paint can be applied over Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3.

Painting Varnished Wood with Zinsser Bulls Eye 123 Primer Sealer Stain Killer

Is Zinsser 123 any good?

It offers low odour application, quick drying convenience and excellent adhesion to glossy surfaces. Bulls Eye® 1-2-3 effectively primes and seals a wide variety of interior and exterior surfaces. A 'bond coat' primer that's great for hard-to-stick surfaces, it offers excellent adhesion without sanding.

Can you use water based paint over Zinsser 123?

Hello, sure, you can paint over top, that is ok. Just make sure you left enough time for it to dry, as Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 is waterbased. I would recommend 2 coats painting. After first coat leave it to dry 30 mins.

Does Zinsser 123 need a top coat?

Application– Ready to use - no dilution necessary. In most cases only one coat is necessary. Porous surfaces may require two coats to properly seal. Prime entire surface for best results.

What type of primer is Zinsser 123?

Rust-Oleum® Zinsser® Bulls Eye 1-2-3® Water-Base Primer is a wall primer and sealer that provides outstanding performance indoors and out. It features low odor, great flow and leveling, and a flexible, acrylic formula.

Is Zinsser 123 a shellac primer?

Zinsser BIN (shellac based)

So first up Zinsser 123; Zinsser's 123 Primer can be used on pretty much all surfaces and has a dry time of one hour. The low odor and water cleanup make it ideal for use indoors.

What does Bin stand for Zinsser?

Originally called Bulls-I-Namel then shortened to BIN. Bullseye (123) then taken from the Bulls-I.

Can you use water based paint over Zinsser BIN Primer?

B-I-N®, developed in 1946, is the original shellac-based white-pigmented primer-sealer stain-killer. Great for use on all interior surfaces & spot priming on exterior surfaces. It is formulated to seal, prime and block out stains on previously painted or new work. Any oil or latex paint can be applied over it.

Does Zinsser 123 stop damp?

For damp surfaces

Mould can often be a problem in rooms where condensation is common, typically laundry rooms, bathrooms and kitchens. But if you have mould on any walls, inside or out, then sung Zinsser BullsEye 123 Primer will seal in mould staining, stopping it leaching into future layers of paint or wallpaper.

Which primer is better Zinsser or Kilz?

Consistency and Bleed-Through – Zinsser 123 primer vs kilz

Both products offer amazing coverage, but Zinsser is the winner as it's able to cover much better. Meanwhile, Kilz allows some bleed-through, depending on the surface. You may need to apply a thicker coat for the product to cover better.

What primer should I use for wood?

If your wood isn't stained, use a high-quality latex primer or an oil-based primer. If you have wood that's stained or you're painting redwood or cedar, use a stain-blocking primer.

Is Bulls Eye 123 an acrylic primer?

Zinsser® Bulls-Eye 1-2-3® is a high hide water-based styrenated acrylic water-based primer-sealer stain blocker and bond coat designed for priming all surfaces.

How many coats of Zinsser primer should I use?

In most cases only one coat is necessary to prime most surfaces. If excessive absorption occurs over very porous substrates a second coat may be necessary. Spot priming is recommended only under high-hiding topcoat finishes. For best results, prime entire surface before painting.

When can I paint Zinsser 123 primer?

When Can I Paint Over Zinsser Primer? The coating can be applied in 30 minutes with latex or oil-based paints after drying for 5 minutes. If you want the best results, let primer cure overnight before applying strong solvent-based topcoats.

How long should Zinsser 123 primer dry before painting?

Dries to the touch in 30 minutes, can be recoated in 1 hour. Full adhesion and hardness develops in 7 days. Lower temperatures, higher humidity, and the addition of tint will prolong dry and cure time. Allow more time at cooler temperatures.

Is 123 primer supposed to be thick?

Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 has a very thick consistency. Admittedly, some people don't like this characteristic because they feel that the primer is more difficult to brush out.

Can Zinsser 123 primer be sanded?

I've been using the zinsser 123 primer/sealer. It covers much better than the primecoat2 (not a sealer), although the the primecoat2 sands to a fine powder and the 123 is more gummy but can be sanded after 24 hours or so.

Is one coat of Zinsser enough?

Depending on how strong or bold the previous color is, it may be necessary to apply more than one coat of primer. However, it is not necessary to over apply the primer with so many coats. As long as the primer applies uniformly over the previous color, then one or two coats should be sufficient.

Do I need undercoat after Zinsser BIN?

Agree with what's been said the BIN is your primer/undercoat you need to stir really well, use 2 coats if necessary allowing time to dry between coats, then put your top coat on, probably 2 coats. You should never mix oil and water products, it's the oil based undercoat that is your problem, you didn't need it.

Is Zinsser 123 good for MDF?

In this guide we show you how to overcome these problems using Zinsser products such as Bulls Eye 1-2-3, an unrivalled MDF primer with exellent adhesion that dries quickly and can be used on a whole host of substrates.

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