Gp Gripper Int/ext Primer White 1G

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Product Details

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.


  • Application Method : Spray, Roller or Brush
  • Assembled Depth (in.) : 6.608 in
  • Assembled Height (in.) : 7.656 in
  • Assembled Width (in.) : 6.608 in
  • Color : white
  • Color Family : Whites
  • Container Size : 1 GA-Gallon
  • Coverage Area (sq. ft.) : 400 ft²
  • Depth (in) : 6.69 in
  • Exterior Paint & Stains Product Type : Primer
  • Height (in) : 7.75 in
  • Interior/Exterior : Interior/Exterior
  • Item Package Type : Plastic Container
  • Item Weight : 12.130 lb
  • Low Temperature : No
  • Manufacturer Warranty : guaranteed results
  • Paint Product Type : Exterior Paint/Stain
  • Paint Type : Water Based
  • Primer Required : No
  • Sealer : Yes
  • Stain Resistant : Yes
  • Time before recoating (hours) : 2
  • Tintable : Yes
  • UV Resistant : Yes
  • Waterproof : No
  • Width (in) : 6.69 in

Reviews (16)

  • Tara38
    2 years, 5 months ago at Home Depot
    Illinois, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    I used this to cover a tacky outdated wallpaper border that I just didn't have to energy to peel off. The Gripper covered great. With just two coats over the forest green border, you couldn't even tell it had ever been there. I also used it on a very stained popcorn ceiling and it only took one coat to fix it right up. I will never use another primer.

  • WaltInPittsburgh
    2 years, 6 months ago at Home Depot
    Irwin, PA

    5.0 / 5.0

    I'm not sure why another reviewer said it would not stick to wood. Maybe there was dirt or oil on the wood before priming. I have had no problem. After getting more frustrated with Kilz and its water like thickness, it's nice to see Glidden has a good primer that covers well. I did think the price was a little high, but that's just my opinion. Everything is more costly these days.

  • peppy
    2 years, 6 months ago at Home Depot

    1.0 / 5.0

    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.

  • MDLProps
    2 years, 6 months ago at Home Depot
    Reading, PA, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    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!

  • DMcD
    2 years, 7 months ago at Home Depot
    Naperville, IL, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    Having used another primer that claimed to cover stains before painting trim and doors in our house that were stained an orangey oak color and being disappointed with the results, we tried this primer. Much much happier with the results. We still gave a light sanding first and followed it with 2 top coats but at least that gives a good result whereas the other primer could have used a third top coat or possibly a second coat of the primer before 2 top coats.

  • Carl2276
    2 years, 8 months ago at Home Depot

    5.0 / 5.0

    I originally began my basement remodel project with Behr primer, which produced less than adequate results. The Glidden product worked considerably better. as it went on smoother and covered far better. After only two coats my project looked complete. I won't hesitate to use again for any future projects.

  • Pghgirl123
    3 years, 8 months ago at Home Depot

    5.0 / 5.0

    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.

  • upallnight
    4 years, 1 month ago at Home Depot
    Logan, WV

    5.0 / 5.0

    I used this product to paint over a very dark pattern on vinyl wall board and had amazing results. The job came out perfect. Love this stuff!

  • carnette
    4 years, 2 months ago at Home Depot
    Lebanon, PA

    5.0 / 5.0

    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....

  • Anonymous
    4 years, 4 months ago at Home Depot
    Torrance, Ca.

    5.0 / 5.0

    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.

  • MDTD
    4 years, 9 months ago at Home Depot
    Wilkes Barre, PA

    5.0 / 5.0

    I used this on a bath cabinet. It did a wonderful job which made my paint go on really smooth.

  • DIYlady
    1 year, 9 months ago at Home Depot
    Kalamazoo, MI

    5.0 / 5.0

    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.

  • bluesky
    2 years, 2 months ago at Home Depot
    Schaumburg, IL, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    Needed to paint a whole top floor consisting of outdated paneling and cheap 1970s ceiling tile.I primed with this (the nice lady at HD tinted my primer to sherwin williams napery, a nice creamy yellow). This way, I didn't have to prime and then paint, 2 coats covered very nicely.

  • TheGardener
    2 years ago at Home Depot
    Gulfport, Florida

    5.0 / 5.0

    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.'s a treasure chest!

  • PattyO
    2 years, 3 months ago at Home Depot

    5.0 / 5.0

    Tried both Kilz and Glidden primers a while back and discovered that Glidden not only covers pretty much ANYTHING (well prepped of course) and does a fantastic job with minimal layers! Kliz was like other review stated very watery and needed multiple (like 4-5 coats) and yet still did not mask underlying color like 2 coats of Glidden.I painted antique white over a cherry red color (yikes!) and to my surprise 2 coats of Glidden Gripper and Behr Premium paint, bang! Awesome!!Cleanup a breeze and yes slightly expensive but hey, you get what you pay for. 5 stars!!!

  • deemkay
    1 year, 11 months ago at Home Depot
    Florida, USA

    5.0 / 5.0

    I was looking for something to use to prime my ugly 20 yr old laminate cabinets. They are in great condition- just ugly and outdated. The nice HD paint woman pointed this out and showed me a sample of it on shiny tile to show how well it does 'grip' to what you put it on. Very little prep to do- cleaned well and light sanding with 220 grit to scuff and on it went. This coats amazing and isn't going to chip or scrape off. Can use almost any paint over it as your topcoat too.