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Old 12-28-2018, 08:40 AM   #1
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What do you guys like for all purpose oil primer. I am currently using Extreme Block from Sherwin Williams. It is one of their newer products, Upgrade to their pro-block oil. paying about 100 for a bucket. Any better alternatives out there, i know many use coverstain.
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Old 12-28-2018, 09:19 AM   #2
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By bucket, I assume you mean a five? Thats a good price. I buy mine by the quart or the gallon, so I dont really worry too much about the price, as I dont use a lot. I use coverstain or seal grip. I dont buy anything from Sherwin unless absolutely necessary.
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Why would I actually want to use an oil primer on the regular??
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What do you guys like for all purpose oil primer. I am currently using Extreme Block from Sherwin Williams. It is one of their newer products, Upgrade to their pro-block oil. paying about 100 for a bucket. Any better alternatives out there, i know many use coverstain.
Coverstain or bin depending on the project. 100 bucks a gallon for an obp is just ridiculous

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By bucket I meant 5 gallon.. westkypainter, you ll need to use oil primer for tricky projects that don’t cover with latex. How much and what kind of painting do you do, where you can live an oil primer free life? Lots of your parent’s friend’s bedrooms and living rooms I’d imagine..lol
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Sherwin Williams Wall and Wood is a great wood primer sands to a powder, not my favorite on walls, walls I prefer SW Multi Purpose.
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...Coverstain all day...just had a nightmare using Extreme Bond...never again...1gal comes in cans...5 gal come in buckets...

Coverstain or bin depending on the project. 100 bucks a gallon for an obp is just ridiculous

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I use Bin or coverstain. But in the summer I use Richards slow dry oil primer for any raw wood or even if the wood siding is peeling badly.
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My go-to primer for cabinet jobs (or difficult to bond surfaces) is now Sherwin Williams shellac primer.

I tried it for the first time on a recent cabinet job and I love it!! It does everything BIN does but has very little odor. I couldn't believe it. It's also $10/gallon cheaper than BIN.
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My go-to primer for cabinet jobs (or difficult to bond surfaces) is now Sherwin Williams shellac primer.

I tried it for the first time on a recent cabinet job and I love it!! It does everything BIN does but has very little odor. I couldn't believe it. It's also $10/gallon cheaper than BIN.
Is it real shellac, or synthetic? I heard the synthetic doesnt work very well.
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Is it real shellac, or synthetic? I heard the synthetic doesnt work very well.
real shellac. You still have to clean sprayer with methyl hydrate.
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ive always used the sherwin shellac, it just smells like alcohol. Not bad, i havent' tried BIN, is the smell worse? how much is BIN where you live? it costs 42 per gallon here, sherwin shellac is 44.
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BIN for me is around 45
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ive always used the sherwin shellac, it just smells like alcohol. Not bad, i havent' tried BIN, is the smell worse? how much is BIN where you live? it costs 42 per gallon here, sherwin shellac is 44.
BIN is $61 Canadian dollars.

Sherwin Williams Shellac primer is $50

BIN stinks like hell compared to Sherwin.
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Why would I actually want to use an oil primer on the regular??
Maybe you want to keep new rough cedar from bleeding through?
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I wouldn't consider BIN as an all purpose Oil primer though. I think there is a place for all sorts of different primers in ones arsenal.
Coverstain or any of the Shop specific multipurpose primers pretty much do the same job.
I personally wouldn't keep 5 gals of it lying around unless I had a specific purpose.
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In my experience, SW's white pigmented shellac primer (in the pink can) is no different than BIN in its smell or how it dries etc. Not sure on price as I avoid SW unless I have to use it. Around here BIN is about $42 a gallon.
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In my experience, NOTHING is cheaper at Slick Willy's.
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