Zinsser Bulls-Eye 1-2-3 is a high hide water-based styrenated acrylic water-based primer-sealer stain blocker and bond coat designed for priming all surfaces. Apply to interior and exterior walls, ceilings, doors, trim, fascia, soffits, foundations, railings, and related paintable surfaces. Bulls-Eye 1-2-3 bonds to wood, plaster, concrete, gloss enamels, hardboard, glass and tile. It provides a rust inhibitive coating on iron railings, steel frames, piping, etc. It resists the growth of mold and mildew in damp, humid environments. It resists high pH surfaces (up to 12.5) and seals most porous surfaces. Bulls-Eye 1-2-3 traps most stains in the primer film including graffiti, grease, rust, cedar and redwood tannin, creosote, and asphalt stains.
Features of Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Water Based Primer
- Designed for interior and exterior surfaces
- Bonds to glossy surfaces without scuff sanding
- Formulated with stain-blocking resins
- Rust inhibitive – may be used to prime ferrous metal
- Is mold and mildew resistant
- Fast drying – Recoat in under 1 hour
- Sticks to all surfaces and sands easily
- High hiding formula blocks most stains
- Excellent for sealing water soluble tannin bleed on cedar and redwood
- Easy soap and water clean-up
How to Apply Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Water Base Primer
Surfaces should be clean, dry, sound and free of dust, dirt, excessive chalky material, grime, grease, oil, wax, mildew, wallpaper, adhesive or any contamination that may interfere with adhesion. If unsure of cleanliness, always wash surface with an appropriate ammoniated cleaning solution or solvent (do not use TSP as a cleaner). Remove any peeling and/or unsound coatings. Sand any remaining paint film edges smooth with the surface. Lightly sand exposed exterior wood with 80 to 100 grit sandpaper to remove loose or weathered wood fibers and mill glaze.
When priming over stained areas, first attempt to remove as much of the stain as possible by washing, sanding, scraping, etc. Bare wood that has been exposed for more than 4 weeks should be lightly sanded or abraded to remove weathered wood fibers. Remove exterior mold & mildew with Zinsser Jomax Mildew Killer and House Cleaner. Remove interior mold and before painting with a solution of one cup household bleach per gallon of water or a quality mildew cleaner. Rinse well and allow surface to dry completely before priming. Countersink exposed nail heads, spot prime and fill all nail holes and gouges with Zinsser Ready Patch spackling compound. Wire brush rusty areas. Spot prime knots and sap streaks with B-I-N Primer-Sealer before whole surface priming with Bulls-Eye 1-2-3.
Apply only when air, material, and surface temperatures are between 50-90ºF (10-32ºC) and the surface temperature is at least 5ºF (3ºC) above the dew point. The relative humidity should not be greater than 85%.
Brush Goods : - Mix thoroughly to ensure any settled pigment is re-dispersed before using. In most cases only one coat is necessary to prime most surfaces. If excessive absorption occurs over very porous substrates a second coat may be necessary. Spot priming is recommended only under high-hiding topcoat paints. For best results, prime entire surface before painting. Apply with a natural or synthetic bristle brush, roller, pad or sprayer. Follow manufacturers instructions when using spray equipment. Airless spraying - use a .017" tip at 2000 to 2500 psi.
Properties of Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Water-Base Primer
|Resin Type||Styrenated Acrylic|
|Pigment Type||Titanium Dioxide|
|Solvents||Glycol Ethers, Water|
|Volatile Organic Compounds||<100 g/l (0.83 lbs./gal.)|
|Recommended Dry Film
Thickness (DFT) per Coat
|Wet Film to Achieve DFT
|Practical Coverage at Recommended
DFT (assume 15% material loss)
|450 sq.ft./gal. (11.1 m2/l) non-porous
350 sq.ft./gal. (8.6 m2/l) porous
|Dry Times at 70-80°
(21-27°C) and 50% RH
|35 minutes to Touch
1 hour to Re-C0at
2 hours, 24 hours over cedar to Stain Sealing
7 days to Full Hardness
|Shelf Life||5 years|
|Flame Spread (ASTM-84-97A)||Class 1|
|Smoke Contribution (ASTM-84-97A||Class 1|
|Flash Point||>180ºF (82ºC)|
|Safety Information||For additional information, see MSDS|
|Technical Data Sheet||Click here|