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 Post subject: Zinsser BIN alternative
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:24 pm 
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https://www.decoratingdirect.co.uk/imag ... primer.jpg

This cropped up when I was looking for BIN, thought I would give it a try. Same spec as BIN - pigmented shellac but slightly off-white

It is thinner and has a longer open time than BIN so goes on a lot easier and a much smoother finish. Overcoat in 55 minutes, so only 10 minutes longer than BIN and the best bit is its only £20/2.5L opposed to £40 plus. Used it on two different jobs with excellent results.

On the subject, brushes for BIN have been mentioned numerous times. I have found that putting the brush in plastic bag works a treat, just change the bag every time its used. My current BIN brush has not been cleaned in meths for at least 6 months and still comes out ready to go every time. Consequently I use a Purdy, why compromise on the finish using than a chuck & throw?

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Thanks for the tip!


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By far the best adhesion shellac primer on the market is Blockade made by Smith and Rodgers and can be purchased from Topdec.
Goes on easier and has a lot less smell.


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gc1967 wrote:
By far the best adhesion shellac primer on the market is Blockade made by Smith and Rodgers and can be purchased from Topdec.
Goes on easier and has a lot less smell.


Out of stock but it's £35!


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54aardvark wrote:
https://www.decoratingdirect.co.uk/images/product_images/fossa_block_and_bond_primer.jpg

This cropped up when I was looking for BIN, thought I would give it a try. Same spec as BIN - pigmented shellac but slightly off-white

It is thinner and has a longer open time than BIN so goes on a lot easier and a much smoother finish. Overcoat in 55 minutes, so only 10 minutes longer than BIN and the best bit is its only £20/2.5L opposed to £40 plus. Used it on two different jobs with excellent results.

On the subject, brushes for BIN have been mentioned numerous times. I have found that putting the brush in plastic bag works a treat, just change the bag every time its used. My current BIN brush has not been cleaned in meths for at least 6 months and still comes out ready to go every time. Consequently I use a Purdy, why compromise on the finish using than a chuck & throw?


Thanks but it's actually £25 one you add delivery. Unless I can buy it locally but then it will probably be more expensive.


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Is that the Fossa adhesion primer from decorating direct - it is a good price and you have used it twice with no problems might have to order some tins in
Thanks for the heads up


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I've just ordered some Fossa. Hopefully it arrives soon :thumbleft:


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Arrived this morning. Delivery ok.


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Arrived this morning. Delivery ok.


Could you let me know what its like, ie to apply and does it do the job
Many thanks


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gc1967 wrote:
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Arrived this morning. Delivery ok.


Could you let me know what its like, ie to apply and does it do the job
Many thanks


Will do but I won't be using it for a while yet. Lots to do before that.


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The fossa ones easier to use than the BIN, stays open that bit longer.


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Argyll wrote:
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Argyll wrote:
Arrived this morning. Delivery ok.


Could you let me know what its like, ie to apply and does it do the job
Many thanks


Will do but I won't be using it for a while yet. Lots to do before that.


Ok many thanks


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Desmondo15 wrote:
The fossa ones easier to use than the BIN, stays open that bit longer.


So its easier to put on ?
Has it got less smell than Bin ?


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I spoke to a guy yesterday who claims hes a qualified P&D albeit he's been out the game for about ten years. He's never heard of Zinsser Bin. He said to mix some PVA with acrylic paint and that will do the job.

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