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Vapor Barrier primer??

Posted by amysrq (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 25, 14 at 11:47

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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RE: Vapor Barrier primer??

PPG Seal Grip Vapor Barrier

why would you need it??

RE: Vapor Barrier primer??

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

RE: Vapor Barrier primer??

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

RE: Vapor Barrier primer??

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....


RE: Vapor Barrier primer??

Very little.

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