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Mine changes depending on the work really... problock for standard duty priming, BIN for shellac'ed/varnished/laminates, and high build for damaged sheetrock, haven't found a favorite there yet but most I like seem to have high silica amounts. I really rarely use oil anymore.
 

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But I can't really pick a favorite primer, as all the applications are different.

I agree. But one thing I think we can all agree on is that for the various uses it seams to be Zinsser all the way. :thumbsup:
 

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Depends on the app. fer sure

But, I would mention that Zinsser's probably has an excellent product for whatever the application is
 

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I agree. But one thing I think we can all agree on is that for the various uses it seams to be Zinsser all the way. :thumbsup:
Zinsser does seem to be the brand of choice. whatever the situation.:thumbup:
 

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Tell me, o wise ones, why is zinsser preferred? I have used kilz with good results, although I haven't done any side by dide testing. I used the latex kilz today over some skimmed surfaces that had been a drywall repair from stripping wall paper. It covered well and seemed to have a lot of pigment in it. Primed a half bath and it looked nearly like a finished job. Give me input! :001_unsure:
 

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...Zinsser carries a good selection for many different applications.
That's what I like about Zinsser. The more I learn about primers the more I shy away from the "all purpose" primers. I don't really even use Bullseye 1-2-3 anymore.
 

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For wood it's Zin's oil hands down. I've been using some of that new high end Kilz and like it. I've tried almost all of them. XIM great but expensive, UMA good but kinda wierd. No oil base Kilz for me, too stinky!
 

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...I've been using some of that new high end Kilz and like it...No oil base Kilz for me, too stinky!
The oil-based Original Kilz is the only Kilz I'll use
The others are pretty crappy
Kilz2's slogan is:
Kilz2, when it absolutely, positively, must fail

I've not heard of a "new high-end" Kilz though
 

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Yeah, Zinsser is famous for their "universal" claims, but if you use them for proper applications, they work well.
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Don't believe the hype

It often boils down to you can never beat the right product for the right app
 

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For my jobs, w/c removal for painting, w/c installation, plaster/drywall repair, etc. I'm using more and more Gardz than ever before.

But I can't really pick a favorite primer, as all the applications are different.


what is your favorite w/c adhesive?????:eek:
 

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XIM-400W- best primer for adhesion problems. 400W-ES for low VOC. XIM Peel Bond for exterior. Super high build possible- great adhesion. Higher priced but you get what you pay for in reduced call backs.
 

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XIM-400W- best primer for adhesion problems. 400W-ES for low VOC. XIM Peel Bond for exterior. Super high build possible- great adhesion. Higher priced but you get what you pay for in reduced call backs.
Hey Primer Guy,

I see you are a paint saleman... who do you work for?
 
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