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Zinsser B‑I‑N® Shellac Sealer, Clear (5 GL)


Product Highlights

Fire damage restoration pros love B-I-N because it seals in the acrid smell of fire, as well as sealing in water, soot, and grease stains that plague such jobs.
  • For interior use only
  • Seals pet, smoke, and musty odors
  • Drys clear
  • Covers up to 600 sq ft per gallon+
  • Lightning fast dry times-recoat in 45 minute
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Product Description

CLEAR B-I-N® Sealer is the ultimate odor blocker for interior surfaces. It eliminates the toughest odors from food, kitchen grease, mold and mildew, pet urine, fire and smoke damage, and cigarette and cigar smoke. The de-waxed shellac formula is clear - leaving surface appearance unchanged - and is compatible with all topcoats. Dries to the touch in 15 minutes; can be recoated in 45 minutes. Ideal for use in kitchens, living rooms, basements, closets, attics and all around the house.


Performance Characteristics

  • Dries in minutes, can be recoated in 45 minutes
  • Superior adhesion to glossy surfaces without scuff sanding
  • Blocks stubborn and persistent stains and odors
  • Seals porous surfaces with excellent enamel holdout
  • Can be applied in freezing temperatures
  • Preserves original surface appearance
  • Compatible with all clear finished
  • Won't yellow with age
  • Permanently blocks every kind of odor
  • Seals bleeding knots and sap streaks
  • Dried film is non-toxic and hypo-allergenic


B-I-N seals surface pores so you use less finish paint. Finish coat has rich uniform appearance, with no "high" and "low" spots. Finish resists dirt better and has better scrubbability.


B-I-N adheres tenaciously to all dense, smooth and slick surfaces such as: dense hardboard, chipboard, glass, Formica® , ceramic tile, PVC & metal pipes, radiators, grillwork, fire doors, and galvanized ductwork. No sanding or etching or deglossing agents are needed to get a firm bond. B-I-N provides an "anchor" for the top coat so it can't be chipped or scraped off easily.


Limitations – Not recommended for exterior application or for application to excessively humid interior areas or surfaces subject to immersion or prolonged contact with water. These limitations are not to be construed as all-inclusive. 


Application Methods – Shake or stir before using. Eliminate all sources of ignition. In most cases only one coat is necessary to prime most surfaces. If excessive absorption occurs over very porous substrates a second coat may be necessary. For best results prime entire surface before top coating. Keep container closed when not in use. Do not thin this product.

Conventional, HVLP systems or airless systems
• Brush, Roller or Pad – Use natural or synthetic (nylon, polyester or blend)
• Airless Sprayer – Use .011” – .013” tip @ 800–1,000 PSI
• Conventional Sprayer – Spray at 45 – 55 PSI
Follow equipment manufacturer’s instructions. If spraying, use explosion-proof equipment, and wear a NIOSH approved respirator

Tinting – If so desired, CLEAR B-I-N can be tinted with up to 2 fl. Oz. (60 ml) of an alcohol-base stain or aniline dye or small amounts of universal colorant per gallon. Shake container well before using.

Cleanup – Clean up spills and drips with denatured alcohol or ammoniated detergent. If spills or drips have dried use denatured alcohol or ammoniated detergent to soften and remove primer. Wash application tools in a solution of 1 part ammonia and 2 parts water immediately after use. If product has dried on application tool soak the tool overnight in a solution of equal parts ammonia and water. Scrub clean with a stiff brush. Follow manufacturer’s instructions when cleaning spray equipment. 

Technical Specifications

Prop 65 Cancer and Reproductive Harm -
Hazmat Yes
State Restriction Delivery is restricted to state(s) Alaska, Hawaii.
Color Clear
Application Fire/Smoke Damage|Odor Control|Trauma/Crime Scene Cleanup
Max Coverage Per Gallon 500
Category Sealers
Brand Zinsser
Approved Use Smoke and Odor Remediation
Condition new

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