Has anyone used Smart Prime on interior trim? Could you share the results?
I have used it many times and it has become my go to primer for interior bare wood. I've used it on pine, fir, poplar and basswood. You have to be a little careful with the BIN for knots and sap streaks in pine, and then go with the smart prime. Others woods were fine. Sands fairly well, sprays nicely, has good holdout and excellent adhesion. If you spray, put it on thin, it's on the watery side but penetrates well. Usually a thin coat is sufficient, but I have given doors a second coat of primer.
I actually used it in an old home with layers and layers of oil paint. Homeowners didn't want to get into extensive scraping, so we scraped the loose stuff, scuff sanded, washed and primed with smart prime. It passed the fingernail test with flying colors throughout the house. That right there told me a lot about the product.
You got that right. The last quart I got of Smart Prime I got was shaken at the store and I still had to stir it on the job for five minutes to get everything mixed together. After that it worked really well taking some stained windows to white.Did use it on a internal trim job with old enamel under and it failed the finger nail test badly .After complaining to my paint rep he supplied me with another can to retry and that passed incredibly well. Our final conclusion was that the smart prime MUST be stirred and shaken extremely well to actually work properly