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mgk65 09-18-2007 04:12 PM

remodeling bath - opinions on Bullseye WaterBase for primer?
We took our bathroom down to the studs, replacing the plaster with drywall. We now need to decide on a drywall primer and a top coat.

My remodeller is recommending Bullseye Waterbase primer. What do you guys think?

We'll be putting Zinnser Perma-White on the ceiling and probably a Sherwin-Williams top coat on the walls. (We don't have a Ben Moore dealer in town, there is one about 30 miles away.)

Should we get an oil-base for topcoat or stick to an acrylic/latex?


slickshift 09-18-2007 05:19 PM

Sounds good
Bullseye works
Perma-White ceiling yup...none better for a bath
No need for oil-based
Maybe SW's Kitchen and Bath for the walls
I hear from my respected colleagues it's as good as Moore's K&B

Hamilton 09-18-2007 05:23 PM

The Waterbase primer will be fine, but I'd chose Bulls Eye 1-2-3 instead - as it says on their website :

Bulls Eye 1-2-3 is mold & mildew-resistant, so itís great for high-humidity areas like bathrooms and laundry rooms.

slickshift 09-18-2007 06:08 PM

I thought Bullseye was 1-2-3
This is the one I would use

Da Vinci 09-18-2007 07:33 PM


Originally Posted by slickshift (Post 63651)
I thought Bullseye was 1-2-3
This is the one I would use

Yes! This is awesome stuff- we use it all the time. Just make sure to use eggshell or semi-gloss, top quality products only in the bathroom.

Bay Area Painting Contractor

mgk65 09-18-2007 08:15 PM

Thanks, guys!

The BullsEye Waterbase is a new product from Zinsser.

poppameth 09-19-2007 05:53 AM

Actually plain old Bullseye has been around a while. It's an economy grade of primer for interior use only. 1-2-3 is definitely better. As far as mold/mildew resistance is's primer. The top coat is what needs to have the resistance to mold and milder. Unless you see yourself washing the wall so much that you rub paint off down to the primer, you shouldn't need to worry about mold/mildew resistance in the prime coat. Doesn't hurt but really doesn't help either.

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