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No Nonsense Quick Drying Wood Primer

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Manufacturer: No Nonsense / Type: Paints & Stains

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      09.02.2010 17:47
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      Excellent primer for the money, gives excellent results

      I have no idea who manufactures the No Nonsense brand but who ever they are, they seem to have hit on quite a successful formula. Their product mantra appears to be very simple; a relatively small range of, popular and straightforward basic trade / DIY products, which come with no frills, are of a decent quality and which do exactly what they say they do. I seem to find that the range is mainly stocked by Screwfix, but have also seen some parts of the range for sale at B and Q as well.

      No nonsense quick drying -all purpose wood primer litre - £5.30 per litre at Screwfix

      A straightforward, litre, (What's wrong with real money - PINTS**************), can containing white wood primer - difficult to work out that bit...

      I have used this primer on both Internal and External woodwork, with excellent results on both. It loads onto the brush well, spreads and covers very well and levels well. It is very rare that I have ever needed to go back over an area unless I particularly wanted to apply a second coat.

      It dries very quickly as stated and is very easy to overcoat with your chosen undercoat. The paint is very smooth when applying and does not have the niggle of added "bits" as some more expensive primers sometimes do. It has an almost perfect viscosity for primer being neither too thick nor too thin. As with all paints though, remember that the preparation of the surface prior to application is key to a good finish.

      Something which is really important is that this Primer doesn't smell that much compared to some other paints - very useful when using inside the house.

      A few notes from the can which are relevant.

      Specification of paint at 20 deg C - (I will agree with these after using it):-

      Touch dry in 40 mins
      Over coatable in 2 hours
      Thoroughly dry in 16 hours
      Overcoat with either spirit or Water based paint.

      Preparation of surface:-

      Usual guff here - ensure surface is clean and dry, sand as appropriate, treat any Knots with knotting solution, etc etc etc.

      Directions for use:-

      Stir thoroughly before use and apply with brush or roller.

      Coverage - (I will agree with these after using it):-

      Litre covers between 12 - 16 square Metres.....I won't say it again................

      Cleaning after use:-

      Remove as much as possible from eqmt before cleaning.
      Clean after this with warm soapy water.
      Cleaning after use:-

      Health and Safety - yawn yawn yawn.........

      Keep away from Children and animals
      Ensure good ventilation during use
      Avoid contact with skin

      Etc etc etc

      There are copious amounts of Specifications, Directions, Instructions and warnings printed on the side of the can, other than those "Cherry picked" above, but the majority of them are just common sense, statutory mumbo jumbo and associated governmental / EU drivel.

      In conclusion;

      This Quick drying all purpose wood Primer, at just over a Fiver a litre, is cheap enough to buy but is not cheap at all, in terms of it's' usability and quality. For the money it is excellent value and does exactly what it claims to do with no fuss (Nonsense???) at all. I am very happy to continue using it and to recommend it too all.


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