Vapor Barrier primer??

amysrqJuly 25, 2014

Have just been contacted by my client's builder. He's asking for a vapor barrier primer (plaster walls). I have no experience with a vapor barrier primer.

I have always been a fan of Zinsser products but would prefer to use a primer from the same mfr as the finish coat so that we have no warranty issues down the road.

Color specs are Ben Moore, but I am willing to shift or manage the matching if someone else (PPG or S-W) has a better primer product.

Thanks in advance for any wisdom or advice...or both!

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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

PPG Seal Grip Vapor Barrier

why would you need it??

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 6:03PM
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The builder is asking about it. There are moisture issues in the house. I am happy to defer to the builder's sensibilities about what he's seeing as he pulls the place apart, readying for the reno.

So, have you used the PPG product? Any more wisdom to offer?

This post was edited by amysrq on Fri, Jul 25, 14 at 18:56

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 6:55PM
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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

I have never actually used it but I have used almost all their other products and I get better price and much better service there than at SW, so that's where I go.

Only because the Ben Moore moved 30 miles away

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 4:55AM
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ACE-Royal's "Enamel Undercoater" Primer has a VB rating too.

I DO HOPE that they're thinking of the primer as PART of a SYSTEM of moisture-control???? Primers like that can only help a little....


    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 11:47AM
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Brushworks Spectacular Finishes

Very little.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2014 at 7:22AM
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