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Old 12-25-2013, 06:24 PM   #1
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What's the difference between this and the 123?

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Old 12-25-2013, 06:39 PM   #2
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The plus has extra stain blocker. Supposed to really work for tannin stains. I've had good luck with it on some knotty pine.

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Old 12-25-2013, 06:48 PM   #3
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The plus has extra stain blocker. Supposed to really work for tannin stains. I've had good luck with it on some knotty pine.

So if I am priming/painting new drywall that was just taped/spackled I don't need the plus? Thanks
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So if I am priming/painting new drywall that was just taped/spackled I don't need the plus? Thanks

I don't believe there is an advantage to using the plus over the regular 123 on new drywall no. Unless there was water staining.
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If its on sale i say go for it.
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If I am remembering correctly, 123 Plus and Smart Prime are the same thing. Smart Prime is a hybrid. It's an alkyd resin suspended in a water base. So yes it blocks better but it's thin and runny. Not as easy to work with.

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