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Old 08-22-2015, 01:51 PM   #1
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Didn't want to hijack other threads but how about rating latex primers, first, second , third, etc?

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Your question is too general. There are dozens of primers and a purpose for each. There are drywall primers, wood primers, bonding primers, stain-blocking primers, all-purpose primers, well you get the idea.

If I had to choose an MVP of the primer world it would be Zinsser's 1-2-3. Interior/exterior primer with excellent bonding characteristics and it can also serve as a great all-around primer for lots of substrates.

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It was meant to be general or a general purpose primer and I have been using Zinsser 1-2-3. Are you referring to the version that's marked Primer Sealer Stain-Killer or Primer For All Surfaces?
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I like the Zinsser 1-2-3 for all surfaces.

Lately, on the outside wood trim on my old house, I've been using Zinsser's Triple Thick Peel Stop High Build Primer. My woodwork outside is very ornate, and has been beat up by years of scraping and repainted -- poorly. I've slowly been redoing it all, and that primer is awesomely far.
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The stain killer version isn't so good at covering stains
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The stain killer version isn't so good at covering stains
Hmm, that's odd as it costs more.
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I like the Zinsser 1-2-3 for all surfaces.

Lately, on the outside wood trim on my old house, I've been using Zinsser's Triple Thick Peel Stop High Build Primer. My woodwork outside is very ornate, and has been beat up by years of scraping and repainted -- poorly. I've slowly been redoing it all, and that primer is awesomely far.
I just used the other version of Peel Stop for the first time and spotted with Zinsser 1-2-3 but haven't finished it yet. I've read or heard that Peel Stop has been discontinued. Can't even find the Triple Thick in my area and the regular I just stumbled upon while looking for XIM Peel Bond. Rustoleum owns both now so I think they aren't going to market both.
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I agree it really depends on what your priming but 1-2-3 is the one I use the most. Just does what I expect primer to do.
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When Ben Moore was still in town, I used Fresh Start for almost everything( not bad stains). Now it's 123
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