Rated 5 out of 5 by ab_bee from Great undercoat. As others have mentioned, it can apply in somewhat varying ways across your wall. But persevere, just carry on across and roll back over later once it’s drying off to fill in the patches. I put it down to a cheap silk finish paint that I was trying to cover and even with a good sanding some of it wouldn’t shift, hence the greasy finish at first with the undercoat. Once you’ve filled it, it drys to a cracking finish and paints beautifully. Could probably use others undercoats, ZinBin etc, but the quality ones work out the same if not more expensive than FB unless you’re trade so for the home improver, you can’t go wrong with this stuff. Don’t stress it.
Date published: 2021-05-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by John123 from Very difficult to apply The primer & undercoat did prove very difficult. It just didn't stick well to the wall, which was well prepared. Also, the primer seemed to react with the wall creating an uneven coating. We tried to apply the primer & undercoat with two different rollers and pain brushed and got the same result. This primer & undercoat dried very quickly on the roller/brushes making them hard and useless after a short while. Diluting the primer & undercoat with water didn't help. Instead of the primer & undercoat we started using the paint directly and got very good results using two coatings.
Date published: 2015-04-13