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Paint & Accessories

Of all the DIY jobs around the house most people consider painting to the easiest. I think they are right, but it is only easy if you know the tricks of the trade and use the right products for each painting job. The most important aspect of painting jobs around the home can be summed up in two words of advice: make sure the preparation is right, and, use the right product for the job.

I have covered in a previous blog the latest products for covering your furniture, carpets, and flooring so let’s move ahead.

There are different products for each type of surface, and for outside jobs and inside jobs. So let’s get to what’s available.

Zinsser have a range of preparation products that are mostly under the BIN label that are second to none, some are for both outside and inside use.


Zinsser BIN Primer Sealer

Zinsser BIN Primer SealerZinsser BIN Primer Sealer is the ultimate shellac-based primer, sealer and stain sealer. I have used this product on French polished and varnish surfaces and was thrilled with the result. I was reluctant to change my French polished bannisters and couldn’t face the thought of sanding and scraping the spindles until a friend told me about this wonderful product. Just one coat and it was ready for painting. It is perfect for use on interior surfaces and spot priming of exterior surfaces. Think window sills etc.

Zinsser BIN Primer Sealer offers unparalleled adhesion to glossy surfaces, including glass, without the need for scuff sanding and it will block stubborn and persistent stains. The high adhesion shellac formula seals porous surfaces with excellent enamel holdout, even sealing bleeding knots and sap streaks. Zinsser BIN Primer Sealer works brilliantly on water stains, mildew stains, oil stains, marker pen stains and much more. It is brilliant for blocking odours from smoke and fire damage and from pets and nicotine. Its dried film is non-toxic and hypo-allergenic, and it may be used in areas where incidental contact with food items occur. Zinsser BIN Primer Sealer is perfect for interior ceilings, walls, doors and related paintable surfaces and for spot priming on exterior metal, trims, PVC, and wood.


Zinsser Cover Stain Primer, Sealer & Stain Killer

Zinsser Cover Stain Primer, Sealer & Stain Killer is the only interior/exterior primer, sealer, stain sealer and bond coat that dries ready for recoat in only two hours.

Zinsser Cover Stain Primer, Sealer & Stain KillerOn exterior surfaces, Zinsser Cover Stain Primer, Sealer & Stain Killer has a unique formulation that delivers full penetration and flexibility on all surfaces, especially dimensionally unstable wood panelling and trim, where few oil-based primers can succeed. Zinsser Cover Stain Primer, Sealer & Stain Killer resists cracking and peeling and is compatible with all decorative top coats. So the key benefits of this wonderful product are, suitable for interior or exterior use, adheres to all surfaces without sanding, seals water, smoke and nicotine stains, it can block cedar and redwood bleed, and is tintable to mid tone colours. Zinsser Cover Stain Primer, Sealer & Stain Killer is an ideal cover for nicotine and water stains, and even new wood can be primed, sanded, and top-coated the same day, which will save you both time and money. This is probably the best exterior wood sealer available today. Zinsser Cover Stain Primer, Sealer & Stain Killer is available in sizes from 500ml to 10ltr, and available in white but may be tinted to mid-ton colours. It can be applied by sprayer, brush, pad or roller, and full instruction for use is on the tin.


Zinsser Bulls Eye 123 Primer Undercoat

Zinsser Bulls Eye 123 Primer UndercoatAnother superb product is Zinsser Bulls Eye 123 Primer Undercoat. This is a classic universal interior and exterior, water-based primer/sealer. It offers low odour application, is quick drying, and has excellent adhesion for glossy surfaces. Ideal for covering varnishes, and high gloss surfaces both inside and out. Think changing your bannisters from stain or French polish to colour paint. Zinsser Bulls Eye 123 Primer Undercoat is great for blocking stains and will prevent rust formation when applied over clean ferrous metals such as iron and steel. It is also mould and mildew-resistant, making it ideal for high humidity areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms, and will prolong the life of your painted job.

Zinsser Bulls Eye 123 Primer Undercoat is just great for blocking stains. It permanently and completely seals graffiti, grease spots, tar, and asphalt both inside and outside. It is also rust inhibitive and ideal for new metal. It provides rust resistance for the life of the coating, dries to a smooth, tight, water-resistant finish that is perfect for painting iron railings, steel doors, metal panels and even galvanised gutters on any interior or exterior metal surface. Like its brother Zinsser Cover Stain Primer, Sealer & Stain Killer, Zinsser Bulls Eye 123 Primer Undercoat can be applied by roller, brush, spray or pad, has full instruction on the tin and may be tinted to mid-tone.


Additional Information

All of the above and more are available to order from www.hardwareireland.ie with great prices and next working day delivery on all orders received before 3PM. For more information on our products or services, please visit www.hardwareireland.ie, email info@hardwareireland.ie or call 00353 (0)1 456 0215.

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