The ultimate performance shellac-based primer-sealer and stain killer for interior and spot exterior use. Offers unparalleled adhesion to glossy surfaces (including glass) without the need for scuff sanding and blocks stubborn and persistent stains.
Zinsser B-I-N is the choice product of restoration professionals thanks to its legendary adhesion to all surfaces, including smooth, dense and hard to paint areas like over glossy paint or varnish, ceramic tiles, glass or PVC surfaces. There’s no need to sand or prepare the surface beyond basic cleaning, for Zinsser B-I-N to bond to the surface and cure fast, ready for a topcoat.
Water stains, grease, oil, soot, rust, mildew, tannin bleed and graffiti are now a thing of the past thanks to Zinsser B-I-N, too, thanks to its excellent stain killing power. With one coat, historic stains, fungal degradation, and surface discolouration can be treated in preparation for a striking new topcoat. It’s not just stains, however, that this product will block – it also blocks, covers and removes odours, too. There is no other product on the market that can duplicate the odour sealing properties of this shellac-based paint. That means no more nicotine, smoke damage, legacy fireplace smells, or mould and mildew odours!
B-I-N is touch dry in approximately 15 mins, and can be recoated in 45 minutes – that’s incredibly fast for a primer. It manages this through its unique alcohol solvent, which evaporates quickly – leaving no residential odour – leaving you to apply a topcoat, faster than ever before.
As well as for use on challenging work and wall surfaces, Zinsser B-I-N is a fantastic wood sealer – perfect for sealing tough knots and sap streaks that tend to bleed through ordinary primers and paint topcoats. It really is the perfect all-surface primer.
New and previously painted dry wall, cured plaster/cement based coatings, wood (pine, fir, cedar, redwood, plywood, previously varnished or woodstained), metal (aluminium, steel, copper), vinyl, fibreglass, cured masonry (stucco, concrete block, poured concrete, brick). Blocks stains and odours resulting from water & fire damage, seals stains from dark colours, gr ease, rust, creosote, asphalt, crayon, lipstick, graffiti, markers, knots, sap streaks, tannin bleed, etc.
Its dried film is non-toxic and hypo-allergenic, meaning that it can be used in areas where incidental contact with food items occur.
Spot prime persistent bleed from knots and sap streaks before full-surface priming with water or oil base primer.
Features & Benefits
• Ultimate performance primer-sealer
• Permanently blocks odours
• Unparalleled adhesion to any surface without sanding
• For interior and spot exterior use
• Seals knots and sap streaks
• Dries in just 15 minutes
• Recoatable in 45 minutes
It is your responsibility to read the Product Data Sheets (available below) before you place an order and prior to application of the product. The content of this website is our best recommendation and is not advice. Coverage rates quoted are approximate, you agree that coverage depends on the condition of the substrate, surface absorption, texture and application method. We ALWAYS recommend a trial area is coated to ensure the product meets your requirements before use.
|Typical Coverage (per coat)||12m² per litre|
|Touch Dry||20 Mins|
|Application||Brush, Roller, Spray|
|The figures stated above are approximate. Please ensure you refer to all datasheets for full application information.|
|Nicky on 05/03/2018|
Hi, Do you tint Zinsser BIN? Kind regards, Nicky
Yes, we show a small selection of colours available above and can also mix to other pastel shades upon request if required.
|Liz Armstrong on 15/10/2017|
Question: We are painting the solid wood doors, trims & kickboards (which are laminate) of our kitchen units. Which primer would you recommend as the best & most longstanding in a busy kitchen - Zinsser BIN or Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3? The paint we're planning to use is water-based eggshell. Thanks
Zinsser B-I-N is recommended by Zinsser for kitchen units, just make sure surfaces are clean, a good wash down followed by a wipe over with a clean cloth soaked in methylated spirits would be their recommendation.
No need to sand the surfaces. Apply 1-2 coats of Zinsser B-I-N as required to get good coverage then straight on with the top coat.
|Ian Cartwright on 03/09/2017|
Question: Advised to use zinsser b-I-n on emulsion painted interior walls following a house fire to seal in smoke stains and odour but intend to plaster skin some walls. Plasterer will use blue grit bonding prior to skin coat - should I seal before this is applied or seal the finished plaster skin afterwards
We are not familiar with the blue grit bonding product, however we have viewed product details for Febond Blue grit and this says it can be applied to painted surfaces prior to applying a plaster finish.
In this instance Zinsser B-I-N could be applied to the smoke damaged surfaces first followed by the Blue Grit coat. The surfaces must be dry, free from loose soot deposits and any flaking paint. It may be advisable to apply 2 coats of Zinsser B-I-N to ensure the surfaces are well treated and sealed.
You should also check with Everbuild the manufacturers of the Febond Blue Grit to see if they have any comments on this particular application.
|mark on 08/08/2017|
Question: Once I have used the BIN Primer do I need to undercoat before using satinwood?
This would be down to personal preference. You wouldn't need to use an undercoat but you can still use one if you wanted to.
|Martyn on 30/04/2017|
Question: I have had a flakey bathroom ceiling. After sanding off loose paint I gave 3 coats of Zinsser B-I-N. It is peeling again. Any suggestions please? Thanks.
Zinsser B-I-N is not a great primer for bathrooms, as it is moisture sensitive it can break down over time. If the ceiling was damp at the time of painting this would not have helped either.
To recoat the ceiling, scrape all the loose flaking paint back to a sound coating and allow the ceiling to completely dry out. Keep windows open to maintain a good airflow to help with the drying out process.
Avoid excessive use of the shower for a full 7 days after painting to prevent any condensation forming on the surface of the paint while it is still curing.
|Alan McDonald on 11/02/2017|
Question: Have just used BIN primer as base coat on pine drawer unit. How long before I can coat with Leyland Acrylic Primer Undercoat?
At 20°C / 50% RH Zinsser B-I-N can be overcoated after 45 minutes.
|Angela on 28/11/2016|
Question: have chalk painted a chest of draws and i don't like it
will Zinsser Bin seal the chalk paint, for me to be able to use a oil based paint.
Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint will come off easily with a kitchen scouring pad and water. If you don’t want to remove it then an oil based paint can be applied directly over the Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint.
|B Brady on 27/11/2016|
Question: Can I use Zinsser BIN to seal and prime new MDF doors and new softwood skirting boards?
|Hugh on 21/06/2016|
Question: Can Zinsser B-I-N be used to spot treat knots
Answer: Yes definitely.
|John on 10/03/2016|
Question: I want to paint over wallpaper with a shiny surface. Will BIN be the correct first coat?
Yes, just ensure the wallpaper is clean and dry before application. Once primed with Zinsser B-I-N you can overcoat it with your choice of paint.
|Cath Wood on 03/02/2016|
Question: Can I put Zinsser BIN on top of a pine chest of drawers that has already been painted then waxed?
No, the wax must first be removed by way of a proprietary cleaner like Timberex Oil & Wax Remover together with thorough sanding.
|andrea lang on 24/10/2015|
What can I thin Zinsser B-I-N with to make it easier to apply to large doors using a roller?
Zinsser B-I-N is not recommended to be thinned at all, if you can't achieve the application you require with Zinsser B-I-N you could try Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Plus which can be thinned with water to aid application if required and offers nearly all the same properties.
|graham on 11/10/2015|
Can Zinnser B-I-N be used as a base on wood which has been previously painted with oil based paint and is now being overpainted with a water based product?
|Lynn on 28/09/2015|
Can Zinsser B-I-N be used as a primer on ceramic tiles in a kitchen. Tiles are shiny. What is the best procedure going forward?
Zinsser B-I-N can be used on shiny ceramic tiles but we find the Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Plus works better. All you need to do is make sure the tiles are clean and dry, apply 1 coat of Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Plus, allow to dry (1 hour) and then over coat with something like Zinsser Perma-White Interior.
|Jeanette on 21/09/2015|
Can Zinsser B-I-N be put directly on top of varnished doors. If not, what do I need to do first?
Yes absolutely it can, all you need to do is make sure the surfaces you are painting are clean and dry.
|Jessica Banks on 16/09/2015|
I want to prime over laminate kitchen unit doors and then finish with Rust Oleum paint. Can Zinsser B-I-N be used in a spray gun? as I want to give it to the spray company to apply.
Yes it can, for airless spray use .011” – .013” tip @ 800–1,200 PSI or for conventional spray, spray at 45 – 55 PSI.
|Tim bradford on 03/08/2015|
I want to paint over timber doors and skirting previously covered with dark satin wood stain. Will Zinsser B-I-N stick to it and can it be overpainted with gloss or satin paint?
Zinsser B-I-N is perfect for this use, simply clean any surfaces that require painting and remove any loose and flaking existing coatings by sanding. Once you have primed the surfaces with Zinsser B-I-N you can apply almost any conventional decorative water or solvent based over the top.
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