Best Primer Paint in 2020



KILZ L211101 Adhesion High-Bonding Interior Latex Primer/Sealer, White, 1-Gallon, 1 Gallon, 4 l Review:


Painting my 1980s kitchen cabinets and started with a wash down with TSP and started sanding a couple doors and quickly decided I don’t want to waste time sanding so tried another primer and my fingernail took it right off. Ordered this after searching locally for it with most places saying they had never heard of it. It came in a heavy box and had clips on the lid and wrapped in plastic. I was surprised that it came mixed..it was creamy and I tried to stir it but it didn’t need it. It goes on nice and dries fast. Within an hour I tried the fingernail test and it didn’t come off. This is making my chore much easier...didn’t sand anymore. The sales lady at The hardware store talked me into getting oil based primer...horrible smell so I never used it. This does not smell any worse than normal latex paint.



KILZ Adhesion High-Bonding Interior/Exterior Latex Primer/Sealer, White, 1 quart (Packaging may vary) Review:


Painting my 1980s kitchen cabinets and started with a wash down with TSP and started sanding a couple doors and quickly decided I don’t want to waste time sanding so tried another primer and my fingernail took it right off. Ordered this after searching locally for it with most places saying they had never heard of it. It came in a heavy box and had clips on the lid and wrapped in plastic. I was surprised that it came mixed..it was creamy and I tried to stir it but it didn’t need it. It goes on nice and dries fast. Within an hour I tried the fingernail test and it didn’t come off. This is making my chore much easier...didn’t sand anymore. The sales lady at The hardware store talked me into getting oil based primer...horrible smell so I never used it. This does not smell any worse than normal latex paint.



Rust-Oleum 286258 Primer, 31.5 oz, Gray Review:


I LOVE this stuff. I got this because me and my husband were redoing some shelves. As others have stated my can did come very dented, but I contacted Amazon and not only were they pleasant and kind but they offered me a new can or a refund (if I wanted one, which I didn't). You can't have to much of this stuff! I used the dented can on a couple old shelves that I thought were beyond repair. But after I applied sheet rock mud (I know I know my husband called me weird lol). I filled in the gaps and sanded a bit after that dried I applied this primer I double coated it and it was PERFECT. I then painted my shelves the next day and they are also perfect even with one coat (I'm going to do a second though for safe measure). But sanding is not nessacary because I got a spur of the moment plan to paint a frame on a mirror I've had and it was a hot pink... Hot pink isn't really my style it was a gift! So I primed it one time then applied to coats of paint and that was also perfect, since I didn't pre plan with painters tape and such I did mess up my mirror a lot but no problem I applied this primer to give the edges a frosted effect, I highly recommend this and I can't stress how much this stuff works :)



Rust-Oleum 242057 Painters Touch Quart Latex, Gloss Clear Review:


This product I have used on pine floors and it works great. The Kona Brown is more of a purplish brown/eggplant color. The first coat looks like you've used a glaze rather than a paint, so don't be surprised if you have to use 2-4 thin coats. But I tell you what: for crappy looking pine floors, it seals the wood amazingly well and also LASTS through heavy traffic. It's a great alternative to stripping and staining/varnishing floors. The attached photos are from a bed & breakfast I used to own, and it held up very well to heavy foot traffic (i.e., guests who were hard on the floors), all the floors were painted using Kona Brown.

In a perfect world, I probably should have sanded/prepped the floors, but I'm lazy-LOL. I just scrubbed and vacuumed the floor really well and it worked out fine.

There is next to no odor, and rolls on very nicely. My only quibble is that this particular color is not available in gallon cans, just quarts. So it ends up being a little more than what you would pay with other colors.



Rust-Oleum 1979502 Painters Touch Latex, 1-Quart, Gloss Black Review:


This product I have used on pine floors and it works great. The Kona Brown is more of a purplish brown/eggplant color. The first coat looks like you've used a glaze rather than a paint, so don't be surprised if you have to use 2-4 thin coats. But I tell you what: for crappy looking pine floors, it seals the wood amazingly well and also LASTS through heavy traffic. It's a great alternative to stripping and staining/varnishing floors. The attached photos are from a bed & breakfast I used to own, and it held up very well to heavy foot traffic (i.e., guests who were hard on the floors), all the floors were painted using Kona Brown.

In a perfect world, I probably should have sanded/prepped the floors, but I'm lazy-LOL. I just scrubbed and vacuumed the floor really well and it worked out fine.

There is next to no odor, and rolls on very nicely. My only quibble is that this particular color is not available in gallon cans, just quarts. So it ends up being a little more than what you would pay with other colors.



Rust-Oleum 272479 Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Plus Spray Primer, White Review:


Great product and my first time using it. I couldn't be happier with the results. Smooth even easy to spray on. Dried super fast even in layer. It was easy to sand in the few areas it did run a bit due to the super slick surface I was painting. Total coverage! Highly recommend this product it will.stick to anything



The Army Painter Color Primer, Matt White, 400ml, 13.5oz - Acrylic Spray Undercoat for Miniature Painting Review:


I rarely use primer for my projects but I've run into a string of resin heads than have large, smooth areas so priming is essential. I used some other brand from Michael's and it was a total mess, took three days to dry and then gooped up a bit. This stuff is more like I remember from my Ral Partha days. It has a micrograin coat and almost instantly dry and ready to paint apps. This will work well for me, and I have no problem paying 14 dollars if I know it'll work. Its far better than paying 8 bucks for Krylon or whatever I purchased before this and then ruin a piece.