Zinsser cover stain primer

KimbahApril 11, 2011

Hi again!

I used zinsser cover stain on my cabinets. The first coat went on fine but as I start the 2nd it doesn't go on as smoothly. The brush drags and pulls.

Does anyone know why this is? Could it be that I don't need 2 coats of primer? Could I switch to another primer such as BM fresh start for the 2nd coat. I'm using oil based primer by the way.

Thanks!

Thanks!

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jessicaml

I'm not sure why you were doing two coats of primer or why it was dragging (too soon on recoat time, perhaps?), but I hope you found a solution last year! For some reason this popped up to the top again, and I'm just responding so this will move down again with the old posts.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2012 at 4:32PM
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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

No need what so ever for 2 coats of primer

    Bookmark   April 26, 2012 at 3:40AM
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Jumpilotmdm

It is not the primer. Try some FLOETROL in the paint, or wet your brush [with water] while applying.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2012 at 8:38PM
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paintguy22

Cover Stain is oil based. Floetrol is for latex paints only.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 11:30PM
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jessicaml

"It is not the primer. Try some FLOETROL in the paint" - plus, if I read this correctly, the OP was still using primer, not yet painting. In any case, it's an old post that popped up somehow, so I doubt it's still an issue.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 11:11AM
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