Primer preferences?


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Old 09-03-10, 04:17 PM
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Primer preferences?

For priming new drywall in a basement, would you recommend Sherwin Williams primer, or something like Kilz, or for that matter any of the big box store brands (Behr, Valspar, etc)?
 
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I use Zinzer but it doesn't make that much of a difference.
 
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Old 09-04-10, 04:03 AM
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Zinnser makes a lot of good primers
Use one of their latex based primers.

I wouldn't use kilz unless there is a specific need for a stain blocker or you need the extra sealing power of an oil base primer.

I'd be leery of a big box store brand primer [they're normally stocked for low price and not quality ] although they might have better pricing on zinnser's primer. Not sure how big a selection they would have. SWP would have a good selection of wall primers available and should also stock most of the zinnser primers.
 
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Old 09-04-10, 07:20 AM
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Should I be looking at specific "Drywall Primer", or something like Zinsser 1-2-3? (Zinsser apparently has a Drywall specific primer as well).

I had been planning on either:

Premium Wall & Wood Primer

or

Drywall Primer

or

Whatever he Sherwin Williams guys suggested. lol.
 
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Old 09-04-10, 03:30 PM
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All of those primers are good
I suspect the SWP drywall primer would probably have the lowest price.
 
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When it comes to the primer, I'm less concerned with finding the cheapest, and more concerned with a getting good covering, consistent, quality base for the paint.

I think I'm inclined to go with the Sherwin Williams premium, unless you guys feel strongly about going with Zinsser(if so, which) or that I would be wasting money....
 
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The SWP premium will do a fine job and would probably seal the wall a little better than the regular drywall primer. Any of the 3 mentioned should do a decent job as a primer for most wall paints.

SWP makes several primers that are similar to some of the Zinnser primers. Unless you go with a primer that isn't suitable for the job at hand - a primer from either company should do a good job.
 
 

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