Zinsser Peel Stop


Zinsser Peel Stop, a flexible binding primer designed for problem interior / exterior painted surfaces that exhibit chalking, alligatoring, cracking, flaking, and peeling.

Penetrates and binds chalky residues, seals cracked or crazed surfaces providing a sound surface for primer and paint. seeps into cracks and gaps under the edges of old paint and "glues" them down to prevent future peeling.

  • For interior and exterior use
  • Breathable
  • Recoat in 2 hours
  • Water-based

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Zinsser Peel Stop is a clear, flexible, binding primer designed for problem interior / exterior painted surfaces that exhibit chalking, alligatoring, cracking, flaking, and peeling.

Even after painted surfaces have been scraped and sanded, tiny cracks and gaps remain under the edges of old paint. Peel Stop seeps into these spaces and ‘glues’ them down, forming a tight bond that helps stop future peeling.

The special formula of Peel Stop penetrates and binds chalky residues. Applied over cracked or crazed surfaces, Peel Stop acts as a flexible bridging primer to seal face crazing and prevent the finish coat from cracking, providing a sound surface for primer and paint.

Please note, tinting is not recommended.

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Features & Benefits

  • Interior / exterior binding primer
  • Glues down edges of old coatings
  • Seals and bridges cracking and checking
  • Binds chalky surfaces
  • Flexible / breathable
  • Recoat in 2 hours
  • Water-based
  • Tinting is not recommended

Recommended Uses

Interior and exterior surfaces, including:

  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Fences
  • Wood siding
  • Trim
  • Dry timber
  • Gutters
  • Downspouts
  • Masonry
  • Walls
  • Brick
  • Vinyl
  • Plaster
  • Ceilings


7.4 to 9.8m2 per 1L. Spread rate will vary according to the porosity of the surface and method of application.

Surface Preparation

Thorough surface preparation is very important.

Surfaces should be clean, dry, sound and free of dust, dirt, grime, grease, oil, wax, mould, wallpaper adhesive, or any contamination that may interfere with adhesion. If unsure, always wash surface with an appropriate cleaning solution or solvent.

Surfaces must be thoroughly scraped and sanded to remove all poorly adhered paint.

Lightly sand exposed wood to remove loose fragments.

Dull glossy painted areas with sandpaper.

Application Requirements

Spot prime areas where paint has been scraped or sanded off.

In most cases only one coat is necessary. Excessively porous surfaces may require a second coat.

Application Methods

Shake or stir well before using. Do not thin.

Apply with brush and/or roller or airless sprayer. Back brush or roll to work Peel Stop into cracks and edges of old paint.

Proper application of Peel Stop will dry to a slight sheen.

Apply a second coat if dull spots appear.

For best brushing performance use quality synthetic bristle brushes. Natural bristle brushes are not recommended for use with the product.

Application Conditions

Apply when air and surface temperatures are between 10° and 32°C and humidity is less than 80%.

Lower temperatures and higher humidity can prolong drying time.

If conditions do not permit prompt drying, allow Peel Stop to dry overnight before priming or painting.

Do not apply Peel Stop if rain is expected and primer or topcoat cannot be applied before rain occurs.

Drying Time

At normal temperatures Peel Stop will dry in one hour and may be primed or painted in two hours.

Note: Peel Stop that has seeped under the edges of remaining paint layers or has filled minute cracks may take longer to dry than material on exposed surfaces.

Priming & Top Coating

Any water based or alkyd primer or paint may be used over Peel Stop.

As Peel Stop is clear, Zinsser recommend priming with Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 or Zinsser Cover-Stain, followed by a coat of quality water based or alkyd paint to assure optimum results.


Clean fresh spills and drips with a wet cloth or rag.

Wash application tools in warm, soapy water and rinse well.

Follow manufacturer’s instructions when cleaning spray equipment.

Use Zinsser BIN Brush Cleaner to remove dried paint from bristle.

Product Data

Typical Physical Properties
Solids by weight: 21.60%
Solids by volume: 19.30%
Viscosity range: 58 - 65 KU
VOC - EU limit value for this product (cat A/h): 30 g/l. This product contains max 30 g/l VOC.
Dry to touch: 1 hour
Dry to recoat: 2 hours
Cure time: 7 to 10 days
Shelf Life: 2 years in unopened containers
Storage / Handling: Store indoors 4℃ - 27℃
Weight: 1.04 kg / litre


Peel Stop is formulated to help prolong the adhesion of existing paint coatings and is not intended as a substitute for proper surface preparation or for use on surfaces where paint failure results from chronic or excessive moisture intrusion.

Repair any source of moisture intrusion before attempting to repaint.

Ongoing paint failure may require complete removal of the existing coating system.

Not for use on floors, exterior decks or surfaces subject to immersion or prolonged contact with water.

Product Details

Data sheet

For Use By
Consumer Use
Interior / Exterior Use
Interior & Exterior
Water / Solvent Based
For Use On
Application Method
Airless Spray
VOC Levels
Ultra-Low (5-49 g/l)
Single, Two or Three Pack
Single Pack
Pack Size
7.4-9.8m² per litre
Solids by Volume
Shelf Life (from date of manufacture)
2 years
Touch Dry
1 Hour
UN Number
Dry to Recoat
2 hours
Fully Cured
7 to 10 days
58 - 65 KU
Solids by Weight
Base Type
Exterior / Interior Use
Exterior & Interior Use
Suitable For Use On
Suitable For Use On
Suitable For Use On
Suitable For Use On
Suitable For Use On
Suitable For Use On
Suitable For Use On
Application Method
Application Method
Airless Spray
Application Method
Crack Bridging
Product Type
Fastest Delivery
Next Working Day
Colour Family

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questions Ian on 2022-01-14 11:45:39

Hi Have given a ceiling one coat of emulsion but some patches look like the skin of an orange. If I sand down is peel stop ok to be applied over emulsion paint? Ian Thanks

Answer from Rawlins’ Technical Team: 

This product can be applied over previously painted substrates, but is not suitable for this application.

It is designed to seal small cracks or gaps through the paint and not to level an uneven finish.

questions Steve Harris on 2021-07-06 13:56:31

Hi, I have stripped wallpaper and have flaking/peeling emulsion underneath. I’ve scraped/sanded most off but I’m thinking about coating all walls with Stop Peel to ensure a sound substrate for re-papering. Can I re-paper over Stop Peel or should I: Stop Peel, repaint then re-paper or, would you recommend an alternation preparation. Thank you.

Answer from Rawlins’ Technical Team: 

Peel Stop is designed for problem interior / exterior painted surfaces that exhibit chalking, alligatoring, cracking, flaking and peeling that are required to be overpainted not wall papered.

We would recommend sanding the substrate back to remove any flaking material before applying wall paper.

questions Lubna on 2019-12-01 20:47:02

Hi, removed wallpaper from a room and then wiped it down with sugar soap. Once it was dried, I used Dulux Matt Emulsion Undercoat. However, two coats later the paint is cracking all over the room and looks like fine lines all over. It is not peeling but cracking. Would a layer of Peel Stop prevent cracking on a new coat of emulsion? Thanks.

Answer from Rawlins’ Technical Team: 

This sounds like excess paste residues, Zinsser Gardz is the only Zinsser product that can seal these in. Ideally you would apply this straight after removing the wallpaper before the Dulux emulsion. It might pay to do a test area with the Gardz over a painted section, let it cure overnight then try a coat of emulsion and see if the problem has been cured. The Gardz doesn’t fill the cracks but it does seal the paste allowing you to paint over. If the visual appearance of the cracks are an issue they will need to sand down the walls to a smooth finish first then apply the Gardz. (Zinsser Peel Stop will not work).

questions Mr Gordon Gill on 2019-05-20 23:10:47

Hi, I had a bad experience today whilst painting a room, the roller was pulling the freshly applied paint off the wall, I managed to get it on in the end but had to go round after patching up, this is the first coat and it looks like the second coat will go on successfully as I have painted a test area when paint was dry. However I did some research this evening and found the problem to be that I was painting Dulux Easycare matt over a previously painted silk vinyl wall. I am now aware of the issue. My question is that if the Easycare paint cracks can I use Zinsser peal stop to coat the walls and then apply another coat of Dulux Easy care. Thanks for your help. Kind Regards Mr Gordon Gill

Answer from Rawlins’ Technical Team: 

If the Easycare starts to crack or craze you would need to sand the surface back to a sound substrate then apply Zinsser Peel Stop. It won’t bind down poorly adhering paint. If you had primed first with Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 this would have prevented the problem from occurring.

questions Claire on 2019-04-30 15:18:58

Can I use peel stop on walls with exposed plaster and peeling paint work?

Answer from Rawlins’ Technical Team: 

Zinsser Peel Stop is suitable for previously painted drywall, plaster, cement, concrete, or stucco walls and ceilings; wood doors, windows, baseboards and trim. 

questions Karen  on 2018-08-01 18:45:00

Hi, I have a problem with cracking flaking paint in my kitchen. I have scraped off the flakey paint and sanded over but it now needs to be filled, should I fill first then coat with peel stop? Also, the flaking is in patches on the walls, should I paint all ofnthe walls or just the problem areas? Any advice would be greatly received! Thanks

Answer from Rawlins’ Technical Team: 

Zinsser Peel Stop may be applied to seal the edges of the paint once they have been brought to a sound feathered edge. This product will not soak through the paint, so only the edges need to be painted, following which a primer and decorative top coat may be applied once dry, 2 hours in normal drying conditions. The Peel Stop can be applied after the required areas have been filled.

questions Gordon on 2015-08-01 01:09:07

Can I use Zinsser Peel Stop as a stabiliser before applying Sandtex Masonry Paint? I've scraped off bubbling paint etc but I am concerned about stopping paint edges peeling and chalky patches.

Answer from Rawlins’ Technical Team: 

Yes absolutely, Zinsser Peel Stop can be overcoated with most types of paint so any water based or solvent based Sandtex Paint will be fine.


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