What brand of primer and sealer is best to use?

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  • For a primer I personally use Kilz 2. As far as sealer goes it depends on what you sealing. I recently started using Rust-Oleum triple thick sealer. It only requires one coat. It is for indoor use only.

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Feb 01, 2019

    To answer both questions need to know what you are priming and what you are sealing.

  • It depends on what you're painting. I like Zinnser BIN for slick surfaces or places that get a lot of wear (like a dresser top or bookshelf.) I like Zinnser 123 if I'm trying to make it easier to go from dark wood to white. I like shellac if I need to seal in wood tannins and I want to distress the piece later.

    To seal furniture, I like polycrylic because it's easy to use, water-based for easy clean up and best of all - will not yellow your paint job.

  • Judy Judy on Feb 04, 2019

    As stated above depressing on your project each primernis for a different medium. Check directions and consult someone in the paint store. Paint stores are more knowledgeable than a big box store.

  • Jennifer Weber Ferguson Jennifer Weber Ferguson on Feb 09, 2019

    Best primer is XIM Bonding Primer