Rated 5 out of 5Â by jon67 Great universal primer
I use this on new timber installations, seals knots, primes metal, ~nails,screws,, great for priming mdf. Shellac based so dries hard and can be sanded within an hour or so if needed. Clean or dilute with methilated spirit.
6 Feb 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by DThomas Dont buy anything else!
As an angry builder who gets fed up of falsely advertised items and such that do not do what they say on the tin....this product put a huge smile on my face. Used on new skirting boards, old skirtings, and furniture. I have used similar products from different companies and all have failed my expectations. I now have a new friend in this tin of paint, it is easy to apply (Very watery mind!), two coats on within an hour and the finish is perfect! Not one knot is visible but still keeps the nice wood features. I cannot praise this product enough! thanks for making things right! Would definately recommend!
16 Nov 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Pal74 This stuff will stop a bus!
I have been using this product for the past month, using it as a primer and a stain block. As an all round stain block it is very good, and two coats is normally ample enough. There is another review which mentions doubling up on dust sheets, this is good advice as it is extremely thin. If you have a large area and intend on using a roller (quicker), do not roll to quickly otherwise you will get covered in it.
It dries quickly and a second coat can be applied after twenty minutes (providing it is not cold), though it does recommend to wait a while longer.
If painting over with emulsion, those areas that have been painted with this sealer do stick out like a sore thumb but it does dry ok so do not panic. Just takes a little longer to dry.
Limitations, I tried to put this on a water stain on lining paper and noted that, after a while, the stain bled through. I contacted Zinsser, who very helpfully advised me that the moisture in the sealer would liven the moisture in the wallpaper and so would not work. If the surface you are working on is wet, let it dry first. Not so much a negative of this product, just a fact that, as per Zinsser's advice, it does not work on wallpaper stains.
24 Sep 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by HappyDEC Great Product. Variety of Uses
Excellent adhesion to loose or flaky surfaces. Great as a stain blocker, general primer, or as a extremely fast drying undercoat.It dries in 10-20 minutes depending on temp and humidity, because of this do not over brush. Apply generously but once spread, do not drag your brush over the paint as a skin begins to form almost immediately. Bear this in mind for leaving your brush exposed to the air for more than a minute or so. I recently used this directly to a greasy patch on a ceiling rather than sugar soaping and cleaning. It took three coats to completely cover the stains and leave me happy that the emulsion would not split. But because of the crazily fast drying time. This was prepped before I would have even put my marigolds on for sugar soaping.
Decant into a paint kettle rather than working out of the can. Sheet up well and double up if you're not polybacked, as this product is thin and liable to spray, splatters and drips. Which you will struggle to remove from carpets etc.
19 Sep 2015