Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3

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Typical Coverage (per coat)10m² per litre
Touch Dry35 Mins
ApplicationBrush, Roller, Spray
The figures stated above are approximate. Please ensure you refer to all datasheets for full application information.

Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 is a water-based all surface, all purpose primer, sealer & stainkiller. Like Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Plus, it offers fast drying times; dries in 30 minutes, recoatable in 1 hour, and can be used internally or externally, Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 is particularly effective as an adhesion promoting primer for hard-to-stick surfaces even without sanding.

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Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3, the all-surface, all purpose, water-based primer for maintenance and decoration projects that require a stain-blocker and mould-resistant coating in one. Get great adhesion to glossy surfaces, ferrous metal substrates, glass and previously varnished woods without the need to sand or de-gloss previous coatings. And, Bulls Eye 1-2-3 is recoatable after just one hour – making it ideal for most workplace maintenance and repair tasks.

Every maintenance and project manager should have Bulls Eye 1-2-3 to hand to; cover ink and water stains quickly; hide offensive graffiti and marker pens on walls with one coating; get rid of nicotine, smoke stains and smoke damage, whilst also covering nasty, stagnant odours; bind chalky exterior surfaces, like aluminium, vinyl, or previously painted and decorated siding or trims; protection of surfaces from blistering, peeling, cracking or chipping, and keeping the topcoat looking great for years ahead; sealing porous surfaces and delivering a rust-inhibitive coating to iron railings, steel doors, metal panels, piping, and galvanised guttering.

Bulls Eye 1-2-3 is an all in one primer, sealer and stain killer for internal and external substrates, structures and surfaces, including:

• Painting over gloss paint
• Glass
• High humidity areas – kitchens, bathrooms and laundry facilities
• Walls and ceilings
• Metal doors
• Masonry
• Fibreglass
• Hardboard
• Weathered wood
• Pressure treated lumber
• T1-11 siding
• Painting over black paint and other dark colour, previously decorated surfaces

For walls and ceilings that have previously been decorated in very dark colours, like a photographic dark-room, Bulls Eye 1-2-3 is fantastic at covering and blocking that old décor so that they won’t show through the new paint topcoat. Using this primer will allow you to cover dark surfaces with light and subtle shades of paint, reinvigorating and adding air to office spaces, renovated workplaces and storage facilities – including cold and dark basements, attics, and stairwells.

This is a go-to product for builders and contracted decorating tradesmen to seal porous surfaces on new builds and renovated building. Drywall, builder’s flat, wood, plaster, masonry and brick are no match against Bulls Eye 1-2-3. It is also ideal for high pH surfaces, like concrete, stucco, plaster and fast set joint and textile compounds.

Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 can be applied directly to new or previously treated exterior woods, including cedar, fire, pine, plywood, pressure treated woods and redwood.

Features & Benefits

• Interior and exterior
• Adheres to all surfaces without sanding
• Seals stains, graffiti and tannin bleed
• Contains a biocide that protects the dried coating against fungal degradation
• Rust inhibitive – great for new metal
• Dries in 30 minutes, recoatable in 1 hour
• Tintable to mid tone colours

Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 is not recommended for floors, decks or external decking areas, nor surfaces subject to immersion in or prolonged contact with water.

Please note: Errors and omissions excepted (E&OE). It is your responsibility to read all data sheets (available upon request) prior to application. The specification given above is our best recommendation from the information supplied and is given in good faith but without warranty. We recommend a trial area is coated to ensure the product meets your requirements.

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I need a paint that can seal new plastered wall around an inset stove. The wall heats up to about 70C.

David from Kirkintiloch (Uk) - 24/02/17


Check out our blog post explaining what you can use for this: Painting the Walls around a Fireplace or Multi Fuel Stove

I want to paint cherry wood kitchen doors. Do I rub down doors before I apply Zinnser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Plus? I was going to use Chalk paint in an ivory cream colour on top of this so should I purchase your white colour as a base?

Carol from Southend (UK) - 08/11/15

Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Plus does not require surfaces to be sanded prior to application only for them to be clean and dry, but if you wish to lightly sand the surfaces this would only help adhesion. Yes, white would be a good choice as a base for your chalk paint.

Hello. We have a classic gloss finished mahogany fireplace surround which we would like to paint but are very apprehensive about it. Is Zinser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 ideal for this or do you recommend something better?

Angela from Coventry (England) - 25/06/15

Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 is excellent at adhering to smooth, glossy surfaces prior to painting so it would make an ideal primer for you to apply you're own finish over. Just ensure the surfaces you are painting around the fire don't get too hot (above 60-70°C).

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