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caroln242 10-11-2011 07:04 PM

Zinsser BIN Primer Sealer watery?
I just primed my closet walls and ceiling with Zinsser Bin Primer Sealer and have a question. It was so watery that it ran down my hands and arms and spattered everywhere. Is that normal for Zinsser or did I get a bad batch? I would have thought primer would be a thick product. As you can tell, I am "one of those people" that just paints and doesn't normally bother with the priming part so I'm unfamiliar with this type of primer. I used it specifically because it's supposed to hide odors and I have a hall closet that has some weird "old" smell I can't get rid of. I hope this Zinsser works!

If it's not supposed to be watery, I guess it won't do the job it's supposed to.

Brushjockey 10-11-2011 07:09 PM

Did you stir it- and stir it well? Bin settles out easily and fast- so the top is basically denatured alcohol.

caroln242 10-11-2011 07:22 PM

Oh, it was mixed very well. It was shook at the store and I stirred it before and several times during.

Brushjockey 10-11-2011 07:27 PM

Good- so yes- it is not like latex at all- it is thinner and needs more control. You can't just dip a brush deep and press it- it needs some finesse.
Zinsser makes about a billion primers- this is one. They all have different characteristics.
Bin is excellent for what it is good for- stain sealing, odor sealing and quick spot priming.
Spread thin and work quick- it dries very fast.

caroln242 10-11-2011 07:58 PM

Okay, that's good. I was afraid I got a hold of a bad batch or something. Hopefully Zinsser's Primer will live up to it's claim of odor blocking!

Thanks for your response...appreciate it.

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