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Zinsser Bin Primer

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B-I-N is the ultimate shellac-based primer, sealer and stain killer.
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  • Product Type Product Type Oil Based
  • Recoat Time Recoat Time 45 Minutes
  • Application Method Application Method Brush, Roller, Sprayer
  • Coverage Coverage 12.5sqm Per litre

Zinsser BIN Primer is perfect for use on interior surfaces and spot priming of exterior surfaces. Recommended for application to interior ceilings, walls, doors, trim, cabinets, furniture, and related paintable surfaces. Exterior uses are limited to spot priming only. May be used to block water, grease, rust, smoke, asphalt, graffiti, and many other types of stains. 

  • Ultimate performance primer-sealer.
  • Permanently blocks odours.
  • Unparalleled adhesion to any surface without sanding.
  • For interior and spot exterior use.
  • Seals knots and sap streaks.
  • Dries in just 15 minutes.
  • Recoatable in 45 minutes.
  • Tintable to mid tone colours.
  • C&C disabled No
  • Weight 1.000000
  • Colour-match No
  • Application Brush, Roller, Sprayer
  • Product Application Brush or Roller
  • Coverage 12.5sqm Per litre
  • Touch Dry 15 Minutes
  • Recoatable 45 Minutes
  • Number of Coats 1
  • QTY in Pack 1 Pack
  • Surface Interior Walls , Interior Wood
  • Water or Oil Based Oil Based
Customer Questions
Is Zinsser BIN Primer matt?
Zinsser BIN Primer is a basecoat that can be overcoated with any paint finish including matt.
What is best for painting over dark walls in bathrooms Zinsser bin or Zinsser bullseye 123?

We would recommend Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 for bathroom walls.

On MDF cupboards which have previously been painted, should Zinsser Bin or Bulls eye be used before changing colour?
If the kitchen cabinets have been previously painted, Zinsser BIN Primer is suitable.
Bathroom ceiling matt emulsion bubbling in the shower enclosure. Scraped it back and sanded. Would Zinsser be a good to prime it before a finish coat of vinyl matt emulsion?

We would recommend Zinsser Coverstain and an acrylic durable matt or eggshell for bathrooms or areas with high levels of moisture. Regular vinyl matt isn't recommended in bathrooms, kitchens or moisture prone areas for this reason.

I'm painting a previously painted wooden floor. After sanding would this Zinsser B-I-N be a good primer to use? Or should I just put the 2 coats of floorshield straight on top without the primer?
Zinsser BIN is not recommended for floors but to seal the floor, apply the first coat thinned by 10% before applying 2 full coats afterwards.
Is this primer made from shellac?

Yes, Zinsser Bin Primer is made from shellac. Read our shellac based primers article if you would like to know more about it's uses and benefits. 

Which Zinsser would be best for painting over dark oak varnish doors ?
Yes, The Zinsser BIN Primer would be suitable for the door.
can i paint over zinsser primer/stain remover emulsion paint? How can I clean the brush afterwards?
Yes, The Zinsser BIN Primer can be painted over. you would have to use methylated spirits to clean the brushes.
Would Zinsser B-I-N protect a laminated bathroom vanity unit from blistering due to a damp atmosphere?
No, The Zinsser BIN Primer would not protect the unit from the Damp atmosphere.
I have mahogany wood skirtings that I want to change to white. Would this be the best product to seal after a clean and sand. Can I then go over with a WB undercoat and top coat or best to use an oil based
yes, The Zinsser BIN Primer can be applied to the wood skirting as a primer and then any top coat will be suitable.
Hi I have a metal garage door which has previously been painted and which is now flaking off badly, down to the galvanised base. What is the best way to approach this please ?
The best way to handle this is to remove all the flaking paint and then use the spot primer to help a top coat to adhere.
Which Zinsser BIN product should I use to paint dark teak wooden furniture and wardrobe doors which have not been previously painted
Yes, The Zinsser BIN Primer can be applied.
Can I use Zinser BIN to prime hardwood ?
Yes, The Zinsser BIN Primer can be applied.
Can I use this as a primer for unfinished MDF?

No, We would usually recommend the Zinsser Bullseye primer for MDF

Can it be used to paint mdf as an undercoat if the mdf hasn't been painted yet?

We would usually recommend the Zinsser Bullseye primer for MDF

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