|Forum topic by Sunnygirl||posted 11-27-2011 04:13 AM||4417 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
11-27-2011 04:13 AM
I have a job that has no ventilation and requires a lot of priming. I’ve used Zinsser Bullseye 123 almost exclusively for years. It is a very good primer.
On this job I wanted zero VOCs if possible, so asked at the big box and they sold me Kilz Clean Start. I expected it to be junk (because it’s zero VOCs), but was actually quite impressed with it. It goes on very smoothly (I’m brushing, not spraying), smoother than what I’m used to, and isn’t prone to drips. It dried very quickly, and was able to paint over it and finish one area very quickly. It’s very low odor, but of course the biggie is the low VOCs. If you work with this stuff a lot, that’s pretty important.
I haven’t looked up the specs on it yet. The nice thing about Bullseye is that it’s rated for almost any surface (not rated for floors, though), so you pretty much know you’re covered in almost any situation, even exterior. Nice, consistent results. I don’t know about the Kilz yet, but preliminary results are good. It sure stuck to my hands…. still trying to get it off, which is the same as Bullseye, so that’s a good indication (hate trying to get primer off, though).
I just wanted to let others know. I almost didn’t try the zero VOC stuff, but am glad I did. Being safe is a good thing. :o)