The B-I-N 1-gallon Shellac-Based White Primer-Sealer is suitable for priming and sealing interior surfaces and for spot priming on exterior surfaces. The primer-sealer is formulated to adhere on dense, smooth or slick surfaces without pre-sanding for flexible application and the high-hide formula helps prevent persistent stains from showing through.
I used this stuff to paint the inside of some nasty 1960s pine cabinets in our first house. I didn't know a lot about painting (except that it was going to happen before a single dish touched those greasy, roach pooped-in cabinets), so to be honest I didn't properly prep. We washed the insides with diluted Simple Green (without a good rinse), caulked seams, filled some knot holes with DAP and after drying applied this stuff. No sanding. At all. Seriously. One gal. just barely did all the insides (lots of cabinets and surface area, though), one coat. It has been enough. The cheap leftover (as in just left by the previous owners; don't even remember the brand) latex we used to paint over the primer is holding up two years later with no bleed through, peeling, etc. I attribute it to the awesome powers of this primer. Now that I've learned a lot more about painting, I can only thank heavens I used this and that it has saved me from myself! Do, however, wear a real mask for this and make sure to have good ventilation. It smells pretty strong, although unlike the paint the smell dissipated once it dried. This primer is also super quick drying and doesn't need to be perfectly even in application so don't worry too much about the unusually liquidiness. I found it easy to use, and I think I used Turpenoid Natural for clean up.