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How To Use Zinsser Peel Stop

Zinsser make some of the best products for tricky surfaces and environments. From anti-mould paints to primers for glossy surfaces and even peeling, flaky and cracked surfaces - there is a product to solve your problem within the Zinsser range

What is Zinsser Peel Stop?

Zinsser Peel Stop is a clear, flexible bridging sealer for surfaces where paint is peeling, flaking, dusting or chalking is a problem. This product essentially glues down cracks and grasps under the edges of old paint, forming a tough film that remains flexible and lets moisture escape.

Where can Zinsser Peel Stop be used?

Zinsser Peel Stop can be used indoors or outdoors to form a breathable membrane over any questionable or faulty substrates. The list of suitable surfaces is lengthy so we've listed them out by interior and exterior for your ease.

Exterior Surfaces:

  • Painted wood siding
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Fences
  • Joinery
  • Metal gutters and downpipes
  • Masonry siding
  • Walls and foundations (including cured concrete, stucco, concrete block, brick, vinyl and aluminum siding, etc.)

Interior Surfaces:

  • Previously painted drywall
  • Plaster
  • Cement
  • Concrete
  • Stucco walls and ceilings
  • Wooden doors
  • Windows
  • Baseboards
  • Skirtings and trim

How do you use Zinsser Peel Stop?

The best way to apply Peel Stop is to use a synthetic bristle brush to spot prime but it can also be applied using a roller or even an airless sprayer if the area to be covered is large. If applied correctly, it should dry to a slight sheen finish but your chosen topcoat will cover this without any issues. One coat is usually enough but particularly porous surfaces may need a second coat and it’s ready for a topcoat after just two hours thanks to its water-based formula.

What other primers do Zinsser make?

Zinsser have a comprehensive range of top performing primers so if your surface for priming isn’t cracked, peeling, friable or otherwise in need of a binding primer, we have compared the rest of the Zinsser primer range in our blog post about them, detailing the best use cases for each. There’s a primer for every surface and use case within the Zinsser range, and with guaranteed results, it’s no wonder the Zinsser primers are so popular among professionals and DIYers alike. 


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