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CLEVELAND – February 26, 2013 – Painting contractors and property managers can save time and money yet still get excellent results — even when dealing with alligatored or peeling coatings — with Sherwin-Williams new PrimeRx™ Peel Bonding Primer, which seals and bonds tightly to sound, marginally prepared or peeling surfaces.

“The saying, ‘time is money’ is especially true when it comes to preparing less-than-perfect surfaces for painting. We know professionals want to deliver top-quality work, and our new PrimeRx Peel Bonding Primer helps painters complete a job faster with less sanding and scraping,” said Karl Schmitt, vice president, marketing, Sherwin-Williams.

High build with excellent filling and bonding characteristics, PrimeRx Peel Bonding Primer is an ideal application for weathered or peeling exteriors, resulting in a more even finish after topcoating compared to traditional primers. It meets the most stringent VOC regulations.

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S.W. PrimeRx Peel Bonding Primer

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I just used 4 gallons of Prime Rx Peel Bonding Primer and was very impressed. I applied it to T1-11 siding that was chipping and peeling really bad. Before applying I performed all the normal prep to all the damaged/ peeling areas, pressure washed, followed by wire brushes and scrapers, and lastly I took an orbital sander to the whole house to kind of smooth out imperfections and scuff up the existing paint to increase top coat adhesion. After prepping I used the Prime RX to spot prime all the damaged areas. I was very impressed with the ease of application, dry time, and how thick it was. Even though it was dry to the touch in about 2 hours I still allowed it to dry for 48 hours. I then put a top coat of Sherwin Williams Supper Paint. All the peeling areas and imperfections are un recognizable even after the 1st coat, but I still applied a 2nd coat, because that's just what you have to do if you want to put a warranty on your work. In my experience ( I've peen painting professionally for 12 years and owned my company ALL IN ONE WA. for 2 years Primer RX Peel Bonding is one of the best primers I have used. I have painted many exterior houses here in the North West where paint was peeling and chipping. Performed the same exact prep techniques as above but used Zinsser Bulls Eye, Killz, and other primers to only have imperfections show afterwards, and in result have to apply more coats, or fix it with All Purpose Bondo. I've also used Zinsser Peel Stop 3x thick. It's good primer also but I found that I had to apply 2 coats to get the results Sherwin Williams Primer Rx Peel Bonding Primer, this stuff works great, but don't skip out on the normal prepping steps.

Top notch

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First off Max...he paints a topcoat within an hour of priming isnt a solid painter. Peel bond is outstanding. Used it on badly weathered and spider webbed cedar lapboard. Does wonders. I let my coatings cure at least 24hrs based on weather/humidity. Great product.

Not impressed

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24-48 hours recoat time does not save time. As the article says: time is money. (Peel Bond, by XIM, is thicker, and ready for topcoat in 3 hours)

PrimeRx PEEL BONDING PRIMER Overall rating: ★★★★☆ 4 based on 5 reviews
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  1. Nick Dunse says:

    Pellbond knockoff Zinnser also has one called peel stop .

  2. SCCCI Painting says:

    I smell load of trouble with this Primer, painters all over America will now use less effort to prep and end up having to re do the job just years later. Hope this trend doesnt catch on.

  3. Interesting product, I would like to try it out on a nice clean surface see how it sprays on. I’ll post my results and thoughts.

  4. Have any of you already tried this product? I have heard that you can get a better price from SW. I would like to know if it compares to XIM Peelbond and/or Zinsser Peel Stop triple thick.

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