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CLEARANCE - Zinsser B-I-N - Limited Sizes

  • 86 x White Matt 1ltr available - £24.66 now £17.50 each
  • 83 x White Matt 2.5ltr available - £44.76 now £37.68 each
  • 41 x White Matt 5ltr available - £85.11 now £75.36 each

Zinsser B-I-N is 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.

  • 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
  • Available in 90+ RAL and BS colours

Please note: Colours are sold in the nearest tin size but actual paint volume per tin may vary up to 10% depending on colour.

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£21.00 Tax incl.


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.

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Features & Benefits

  • Interior and exterior 
  • Available in a range of colours
  • Fast drying – may be recoated in 1 hour
  • Adheres to glossy surfaces without pre-sanding or deglossing
  • Rust inibitive coating
  • Resists mold and mildew on primer film
  • High pH resistance (up to 12.5)
  • Seals common graffiti stains
  • Excellent enamel undercoat
  • Compatible with oil or latex topcoats
  • Clean up with soapy water
  • Available in 90+ RAL and BS colours

Product Specification

Technical Data
Zinsser B-I-N
Volume Solids: 29%
Density: 1.23 kg / litre
Stain Sealing: @ 20°C / 50% RH: 45 min
Adhesion Cure: @ 20°C / 50% RH: 1 – 3 days
Cured Gloss @ 60°: 5 – 10 % (flat)
Enamel Holdout: 98% gloss chg
Viscosity Range: 53 – 65 KU
Theoretrical Coverage Rate: Approx. 12.5m2 / litre smooth
Flame Spread: (ASTM-84-97A): 0, Class 1
Smoke Contribution: (ASTM-84-97A): 5, Class 1
VOC: 550 g/L
Freeze / Thaw Stable: Yes
Flash Point: (ASTM D3278): 12°C
Limitations: Not recommended for whole surface exterior application or for application to floors or decks or surfaces subject to immersion or prolonged contact with water. These limitations are not to be construed as all-inclusive.
Shelf Life: 3 years in unopened containers - Store indoors 4°– 27°C

Recommended Uses

  • Recommended for application to interior ceilings, walls, doors, trim, cabinets, furniture, and related paintable surfaces.
  • Exterior uses are limited to spot priming only.
  • May be used to block water, grease, rust, smoke, asphalt, graffiti, and many other types of stains.

Exterior Substrates

  • B-I-N is great for exterior spot priming over knots, sap streaks, rust stains, copper screening stains, properly prepared weathered siding, and trim touch-up.
  • Ideal for interior spot applications like water stains and filled spots. Note that spot-primed areas on porous surfaces may "flash" or show through paints with poor hiding power including many ceiling paints and glossy enamels - use only high-hiding finish paints


  • B-I-N® seals unpainted or porous surfaces so topcoat paints have better coverage.
  • Fills and binds wood fibers to create a smooth, sealed surface with “enamel holdout” so fewer coats of paint are needed. Note that very porous surfaces may require two coats and may reduce square foot coverage of the product.

Stain Killing

  • Ultimate interior stain killing primer.
  • One coat will effectively block stains, including water, nicotine, ink, graffiti, crayon, marker, rust and smoke stains so they won’t bleed into the topcoat. Some stains require a second coat.
  • Recommended for permanently sealing heavy fire and water stains B-I-N® seals in smoke stains and odours caused by fires. It also seals in urine and other animal odors from smelling.
  • May be used in areas where incidental contact to food items occurs. B-I-N® is also recommended for sealing nicotine stains or odours from tobacco.

Glossy Surfaces

  • Glossy enamel paint and clear finishes, ceramic tile, paneling, cabinets and metal surfaces can be primed without sanding or deglossing

Over Wallcovering

  • May be used to prime existing, soundly adhered, non-porous wallcoverings to hide patterns/dark colours prior to painting.

Drying Times

Drying Time (20°C / 50% RH)
Dry To Touch Dry To Recoat
20 Minutes 45 Minutes

Drying Time

  • In most cases B-I-N® will dry to the touch in 20 minutes and can be recoated in 45 minutes.
  • The dry primer film develops full adhesion after it cures in 1 to 3 days.
  • Lower temperatures, higher humidity and the addition of tint will prolong dry and cure time.


  • Approx. 12.5m2 / litre smooth, painted, non- porous surfaces.
  • Application losses may vary according to the porosity and texture of the substrate and the method of application and should be taken into account when estimating the quantity of product needed.

Surface Preparation

  • Surfaces should be clean, dry, sound and free of dust, dirt, excessive chalky material, grime, grease, oil, wax, mildew, wallpaper adhesive or any contamination that may interfere with adhesion.
  • If unsure, always wash surface with a household ammonia and water solution, appropriate cleaning solution, or solvent (Do not use tri sodium phosphate based cleaners).
  • Remove any unsoundly adhered coatings
  • Sand any remaining paint film edges smooth with the surface
  • Lightly sand exposed exterior wood with 80 to 100grit sandpaper to remove loose or weathered wood fibers
  • Attempt to remove existing stains by washing, sanding, scraping, etc
  • Bare wood that has been exposed for more than 4 weeks should be lightly sanded or abraded to remove weathered wood fibers.
  • Countersink exposed nail heads and fill all nail holes and gouges.
  • Remove interior mould and mildew before painting with a solution of one-cup household bleach per 5 litres of water or a quality biocidal wash
  • Rinse well
  • Always wear protective clothing and goggles to prevent eye and skin contact with bleach. Do not mix ammonia or any other chemical with bleach solution. If you are concerned about mould and mildew behind walls, underneath flooring, in ventilation systems or other unseen areas, contact a professional who specializes in mould and mildew remediation. For commercial buildings and schools follow appropriate guidelines for mold removal. Remove rust and wipe metal with a cloth dampened in alcohol then apply a rust-inhibitive primer.
  • Warning! If you scrape, sand or remove old paint, you may release lead dust.
  • Eliminate all sources of ignition.
  • 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. Spot priming is recommended only under high-hiding topcoat paints.
  • For best results prime entire surface before painting.

Special precautions should be taken during the surface preparation of pre 1960’s paint surfaces over wood and metal as they may contain harmful lead. When dry-sanding avoid dust inhalation by wearing a suitable protective face mask

Application Methods

Product Information
General: Shake or stir before using.
Application: Brush, Roller, Pad or Spray
Airless Spray: Use .011” – .013” tip @ 800–1,200 PSI
Conventional Spray: 45 – 55 PSI
Tinting: Can be tinted with up to 16ml of universal tinter per litre. Tinting the primer toward the colour of the topcoat helps it hide in one coat. To achieve improved topcoat hide of mid/deep-tone colours, use Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Deep Tint Primer Sealer.
Application Temperature: 1°– 32°C
Relative Humidity: Less than 70%
Substrate Moisture: 12% max moisture content

  • Eliminate all sources of ignition.
  • 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. Spot priming is recommended only under high-hiding topcoat paints.
  • For best results prime entire surface before painting.

Health & Safety

  • Refer to the safety data sheet in the attachments section above for further details.
Product Details

Data sheet

Interior / Exterior Use
Interior and Exterior
For Use On
Concrete, Fiberglass, Cement, Plaster, Wood, Metal, Steel, Aluminium, Copper
Fully Tintable
Single, Two or Three Pack
Pack Size
1L, 2.5L, 5L, 10L
Brush, Roller, Spray
12.5m² per litre
Touch Dry
20 Mins
UN Number

Customer agrees that before placing an Order, Customer has read and understood the most up to date Product Data Sheet for the Product. Where we have access to the Product Data Sheet from the manufacturer, we will either provide a copy on request, or include a link to the Product Data Sheet available on the manufacturer’s website. Customer further agrees that we have no liability for any errors or omissions contained within the Product Data Sheets. For more information, please see our Terms & Conditions of Sale.

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