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  • Member since
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
WalMart Home Shades Primer
Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 7:13 AM

I have been told by a WalMart employee that WalMart is again discontinuing its primer and will only carry black and white Home Shades spray paint. They did this about 5 years ago but had to bring it back by popular demand, I think. I have already sent in my complaint via WalMart.com and hope everyone else that uses this inexpensive primer will do the same. I go through a lot of primer and at about $1 a can, its great! One alternative I have found is the generic at O'Reilly that I think is called "Brite Touch" which was about $3 a can the last time I purchased. I hope that WalMart will at least bring the primer back!

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  • Member since
    March, 2008
  • From: Canada
Posted by smellyfatdude on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 9:22 AM

The Wal-marts here now sell exactly two kinds of spray paint. Rustoleum in the hardware dept., and Rust-check primers and sealers in automotive. I used to be able to get Krylon paint at Wal-mart, but now I have to get it at Michaels, which ironically is right across the street. Michaels always had a better selection anyway, including the Short Cuts that Wal-mart never did sell. Same with my favorite Duplicolor primers, that they used to carry. Now I buy them across the street, from another of their competitors. Primer here costs me $12.99 a can, and even when you convert the dollar, it's still not very pretty. The lhs here charges the same price, $12.99 for a can of Tamiya paint. If they carried the entire color line, I'd probably use nothing else, but I'd go broke in no time. Bang Head

$3 primer? Yup, I'd buy that for five bucks! Laugh

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  • Member since
    December, 2004
  • From: Kannsas City
Posted by 93slammer on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 1:30 PM

I bought some primer from Dollar General I'm going to try. It was $2.75 + tax.

 

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Fall River, Ma.
Posted by baycolony on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 8:53 PM

Walmart primer is a great deal but the nozzles are lousy.  Very rarely do they last long enough to finish a can and I clear it upside down every time.

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  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, April 14, 2017 4:47 PM

I use Walmart primer all the time, no issues here with the nozzles. I'm going to have to complain too. It's great primer, cheap and works under the urethane I use at work.

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  • Member since
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, April 14, 2017 5:09 PM

I Can't believe those prices in Canada, SFD! I guess I shouldn't complain!

I haven't had any problems with WalMart primer either and I never clear the nozzle by inverting the can. Don'tr want to waste the paint!

I bought 3 cans of Brite Touch primer at O'Reilly's for $3.49, plus tax. Should hold me for a few weeks.

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  • Member since
    March, 2011
Posted by gulftarpon on Friday, April 14, 2017 10:09 PM

I've always used Dupli-Color sandable or Hot Rod primer. How is the Walmart brand in comparison? Does it dry as quickly as the Dupli-Color?

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, April 15, 2017 6:14 AM

Dry enough to handle within a couple hours.

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  • Member since
    October, 2015
Posted by TomZ on Sunday, April 16, 2017 8:11 AM

I'm a big fan of Rustoleum X2 primer. The only place I find it around here is in Home Depot.

 

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