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jburchill 11-14-2013 08:54 AM

Zinnser Prime Coat 2 vs Zinnser 123
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Hello all, I'm about ready to prime my bathroom, new drywall. I bought a can of Prime Coat 2 for the bathroom and have a can of Zinnser 123 from other projects.

I've been debating on what primer to use. I've read a lot of good reviews of Zin 123, but on the can I didn't see it was a sealer. Being new drywall I thought it would good to have a sealer in the primer. That's why I got the primecoat2. That said it was a sealer and good for new drywall.

Maybe I'm over thinking this. Anyone have any experience with the two on fresh drywall?

joecaption 11-14-2013 09:02 AM

Only reason I would use the 2 is if there was water stains or trying to cover up something like pet, smoke or nicotine smells.
I've used nothing but 123 on new drywall and never had any issues.
And it is a sealer.

jburchill 11-14-2013 09:45 AM

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thanks for the reply and the link, either I didn't see it on the can or its not on the can about being a sealer. I've used the zin 123 on other projects and no issues.

Its new drywall and not covering anything up, so I'll stick with the zin 123 and take back the Primecoat2 and save some money.

Brushjockey 11-14-2013 10:32 AM

either would do a fine job- Use the open one.
I usually put just a small amount of water into them ( about half cup/gall) to loosen it up just a bit and also get better penetration into the new rock.
Make sure you dust off rock also- sanding dust can cause adhesion problems.

jburchill 11-18-2013 09:06 AM

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I used the zinnser Prime Coat 2 and that really smells up the house. Says low odor, but that is not the case. Looks good did a good job but smells bad.

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