Gripper Interior/Exterior Primer & Sealer is a premium acrylic primer and sealer designed to meet the variety of challenges experienced in the residential, commercial and multi-family markets for a multi-purpose primer. This fast-drying, all-purpose, bonding primer and sealer is suitable for interior or exterior application with its excellent adhesion to a variety of surfaces. Ideal for use on properly prepared interior or exterior wood, masonry, plaster, wallboard, cement, brick and stucco.
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93%of customersrecommend this product38 of 41reviews
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93%of customersrecommend this product38 of 41reviews
Repainted my mom's house for sale. Painted both light and dark 1970s fake wood paneling, even the black grooves. 2 coats covered like butter! Also had it tinted to Sherwin Williams Napery for one room, and Benjamin Moore Ivory White for a smaller room.
Pros: Very Adhesive, Even Application, Easy to Apply, Easy Instructions, Good Coverage, Easy to Use, Modern, Dries Quickly
I use Gripper as an under painting for both home indoor and exterior painting. It is an excellent primer/sealer that lasts. Thick as a brick and great coverage. I also use it for priming wood refinishing projects before I paint the final color. I wouldn't use any other primer...and I've been painting and refinishing for years. I've included a photo of a refinished dumpster find. Now...it's a treasure chest!
Pros: Very Adhesive, Even Application, High Quality of Material, Easy to Apply, Good Coverage, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Good Protection, Looks Great, Looks High End, Dries Quickly
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Review 3 for 1-gal. Gripper White Primer Sealer
from SF Bay Area, CA
Wrong product for the job
PostedDecember 7, 2014
No, I do not recommend this product.
Two days work, seven gallons, and two coats into the job, it has become evident that this primer is not a good sealer. Sprayed a garage ceiling comprised of plywood, timber, pipes and some wires. Adhered well, but as far as sealing tannins, repairs and water stains this product is poor.
It does flow well and leaves a nice uniform, non-chalky, hard surface, but performs 'sealing' about as well as any latex paint - stains bleed thru. I need to spend another $100+ and try another primer because I know if I top coat now, the results will be poor. Note: I let it dry 22 hours before the second coat. Plenty of time for a true sealer to lock stains. Probably a product better suited for a repaint job, and outdoors because it is moderately smelly.
I recently applied Glidden Gripper over a mixture of newly textured drywall, existing paint, and some stains that wouldn't wash out.
It covered everything evenly, dried fast, and when I put the first actual paint coat on, the sheen and color were very even- I couldn't even tell where the existing paint and new texture were. The new paint (Glidden Premium) went on smooth and evenly as well.
The only downside is that it took a lot of primer to cover over the new drywall texture, but I don't think that's the primer's fault- it's a consequence of painting over texture compound for the first time.
Add to this a very low odor, and you have a winner!
Pros: Very Adhesive, Even Application, High Quality of Material, Easy to Apply, Easy to Use, Modern, Dries Quickly, low odor
I was shocked (and still am) at how well this works! I wanted to refinish a big dark-stained chair but it has so many curves in the arms and nooks & crannies around the legs, I thought it would take me days just to sand it down everywhere. A very helpful salesman at HD recommended this and wow, it stuck to that chair! It's now three years later and it looks exactly the same as the day I finished it. One coat of Gripper, two coats basic white wall paint and voila, perfect "new" chair. If they allowed photos on here I'd share the before/after. Who knows how much time and elbow grease this saved. Great product.
MFG of Gladden Gripper advertises it will stick to previously painted surfaces without sanding. . I applied a coat to a new prefinished exterior rustic 2 panel door by Steves and Sons that I purchased from Home Depot. I allowed a week for it to dry and cure. Gripper did not stick to the door's fnish. The primer peels off with the gentlest abrasion. I am now stripping the door and I will prime with Coronado "Grip and Seal" which has worked for me on all types of surfaces including tile, glass and laminate for decades.
I had a number of painting projects--interior walls, old stained and varnished woodwork and doors, laminate and vintage furniture. After trying two well-known primers that were only medium-good (one of which has very strong odor), I read about Gripper's superior adhesion to glossy surfaces. I am now on my fifth gallon of Gripper--the only primer I'll use. It out-performs other primers and is relatively low odor. The best--can't recommend it highly enough!
Pros: Very Adhesive, Even Application, High Quality of Material, Easy to Apply, Easy Instructions, Good Coverage, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Good Protection, Looks Great, Looks High End, Modern, Dries Quickly
I'm not sure why some people have written reviews complaining about this primer at all. First off, it is NOT like painting with glue. It is not thicker than any other primer or paint I have worked with, so if some people thought it was too thick, then they must have either not mixed it before using it, or they were applying it in conditions not ideal for painting (read labels!).
My husband and I used this product to paint old paneling. We used two coats to ensure an even surface area for us to paint over. The panels were old and brown, so we washed them before applying Gripper. It dries very quickly and we did not notice any overly strong fumes or smell!
Pros: Very Adhesive, Even Application, High Quality of Material, Easy to Apply, Easy Instructions, Good Coverage, Easy to Use, Looks Great, Dries Quickly
I used this primer last year on our side porch entrance and couldn't believe how it adhered to the wood. I wasn't able to apply the top coat of paint before winter set in and I am still amazed how well the primer has held up. Looks as good as the day I put it on. I am now in the middle of painting my kitchen cabinets and primered them first with "Gripper". They look great! So far so good....
I had a 25' x 26' "L" shaped outdoor awning to primer before painting. I used the Ryobi airless sprayer HD sells and this stuff went on without a problem. The wood used was all pressure treated and I had no issue with the primer bonding to the wood, nail heads or simpson ties.
I used this product to prime a wooden piece of furniture. It formed a good bond with the wood as well as with subsequent paint. I would definitely recommend this primer, it is low odor and dries quickly.
Pros: Very Adhesive, Easy Instructions, Dries Quickly, Easy to Apply
I have a 90 year old house with lots of trim that was painted with high-gloss oil based paint. This Glidden gripper has been great for coating these old surfaces before painting with new water based enamel. It really holds tight. It IS a gripper!
1 year ago I primed a faded 70's Hobie Cat with Gripper.-- white, to match some updated sails. I sailed it during the summer, and left it thru the winter in the boat yard, in Upstate NY! The paint held perfectly so far, so this year a second coat, and then a gloss finish paint. Can't believe it held up outdoors and all winter!
Pros: Very Adhesive, High Quality of Material, Easy to Apply, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Good Protection, Dries Quickly
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Review 16 for 1-gal. Gripper White Primer Sealer
will not adhere to wood
PostedMay 4, 2012
No, I do not recommend this product.
The worst primer I have used. Peeling off bare wood in sheets.
Door was stripped to bare wood primed and 3 coats of behr paint applied.
This is a thick primer. My thoughts are, as some here disagree, it is like glue to brush out but It will cover everything and hold out anything. If you are priming new, drywall, softwoods or plywood casework then this will not sand to knock down the raised grain. A fussy painter would not use this on new work. It is a great problem solver product.
Pros: Very Adhesive, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Dries Quickly
This works differently from typical paint primers. It doesn't loosen setting compound in plaster walls so it doesn't pull small repairs off the walls. Works well on drywall, too. Not as good at hiding stains/previous dark paint colors as Kilz or BINS, but much, much better than either at prepping old work for paint. Provides nice, smooth surface for paint. My contractor neighbor alerted me to this product; great advice.
Pros: Very Adhesive, Even Application, Easy to Apply, Good Protection, Looks Great, Dries Quickly
I am in the midst of a project with 30 windows, old doors, staircase, and base molding that were all chocolate brown, and all painted with a semigloss paint. All trim on this project is supposed to be finished in a high brightness white color. I also had a lot of dark brown paneled walls. Talk about your priming nightmare scenario. Not to mention, that I had one room completely green, and another completely purple (ceilings included.). Bottom line, I rented a sprayer and sprayed 10 gallons of gripper throughout the house. In one day, the entire home was white! Topcoats and trim paint went on easier. I saved a bunch in time/labor and paint by going this route. I'm going to use this for all my difficult projects from now on. Highly recommend!