Zinsser Drywall Primer is designed to seal new drywall and tape joints. It dries quickly and has low odor. Drywall Primer will not raise the nap on new drywall and seals the surface for painting in just 1 hour. Sands easily for a smooth surface to apply finish paints. Use a high build, high resin content Zinsser Primer Sealer such as BullsEye 1-2-3 under low sheen wall paints for maximum holdout.
Features of Zinsser Drywall Primer
- Excellent hide
- Quick dry
- Seals new drywall
- Water clean up
How to Apply Zinsser Drywall Primer
Drywall should be clean, dry, sound and free of any contamination, mildew, rust or unsound coatings that may interfere with adhesion. Kill and remove any mildew.
Apply only when air, material, and surface temperatures are between 50-90ºF (10-32ºC) and the relative humidity is below 85%. Thoroughly mix 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. For best results, prime entire surface before painting.
Apply with a synthetic (nylon, polyester or blend) bristle brush, roller, or airless sprayer. Follow manufacturers instructions when using spray equipment. For airless spraying use a 0.015" to 0.017” tip at 2000 to 2500 psi. Wear NIOSH approved respirator and provide adequate ventilation.
Properties of Rust-Oleum Zinsser Drywall Primer
|Resin Type||Water-based Acrylic|
|Pigment Type||Titanium Dioxide|
|Solvents||Water, Glycol Ethers|
|Volatile Organic Compounds||<100 g/l|
|Recommended Dry Film
Thickness (DFT) per Coat
|Wet Film to Achieve DFT
|Practical Coverage at Recommended
DFT (assume 15% material loss)
|Approximately 400 sq.ft./gal. (9.8 m2/l)
depending on application method and surface porosity
|Dry Times at 70-80°
(21-27°C) and 50% RH
|30 minutes to Touch
1 hour to Re-Coat
|Shelf Life||5 years|
|Flash Point||>200ºF (93ºC)|
|Storage||Store indoors at 40-80°F (4-26°C)|
|Safety Information||For additional information, see MSDS|
|Technical Data Sheet||Click here|