Zinsser Gardz® Sealer Primer is a clear, water-based, acrylic resin sealer that penetrates deeply into porous surfaces. It dries fast, and forms a hard, moisture-proof film that prevents drywall blistering and bubbling. It binds down chalky surfaces, strengthens soft texture finishes, and seals in residual wallpaper paste.
Gardz® Sealer Primer can be applied to high-pH surfaces, and is easily cleaned up with soap and water.
Damaged Drywall: prevents bubbles that form when damaged drywall is skim coated with spackling or joint compound. It penetrates and seals damaged facing paper, restoring it to a sound surface for repairs, suitable for painting or wallcovering.
New Drywall / Joint Compound and Spackling: new gypsum drywall, joint compound and spackling are very porous and can make finish coatings appear splotchy and uneven. It penetrates and uniformly seals, creating a moisture resistant film that protects drywall from blistering, tearing and other damage when redecorating in the future.
Plaster: freshly applied plaster is extremely porous but also extremely alkaline with a pH of 12.0 or more in many cases. Allow new plaster to cure at least 24 hours before applying. Before priming old, bare plaster, be sure to determine that the surface is clean, dry and in sound condition, taking care to repair any cracks or holes with spackling paste or joint compound before sealing the surface.
Calcimine: is a very old form of plaster that is extremely chalky and water-sensitive. It penetrates calcimine more effectively than oil-base coatings and has a much lower odour. Because it resists moisture, it prevents water-based topcoat paint or texture finishes from softening up calcimine layers underneath.
Wallpaper Adhesive Residue: water-based coatings or texture finishes will reactivate old wallpaper adhesive, resulting in cracking and peeling. Formulated to completely seal in residual adhesive and prevent it from ruining water-based topcoats and texture finishes.
Texture and Popcorn Finishes: Can be used to seal textured walls and popcorn ceilings before applying water base primer or paint. It penetrates soft or crumbly texture material and hardens it, creating a durable, water resistant barrier that prevents primer or paint from softening texture material underneath.
Old Wallpaper: most of the wallpaper installed before the 1960’s was true paper, with no vinyl coating. To determine if the wallcovering is a true paper wipe a wet sponge across the surface, if the water is readily absorbed it means there is no vinyl coating. This type of wallcovering can be effectively sealed. First, peel away any loose or frayed edges, or whatever remains should be firmly adhered to the wall. Apply as you would to any other wall surface.
Pre-Wallcovering Primer: penetrates, seals, sizes and protects drywall facing paper and skim coat, providing a properly sealed surface for new wallcovering. At redecorating time, it protects the surface of the drywall when the old wallcovering is stripped off.
Builder’s Flat Paint: penetrates chalky, builder’s flat paint and binds it to the wall, providing water-resistant protection from paint, wallcovering and texture finishes.
Many of our products are available on a 1-2 day delivery but as we offer over 44,000 products we do ask to allow 4-5 working days for delivery. If you need something delivered urgently, please call us on 01-446692 and we'll do what we can to help.
How much do you charge for delivery?
Delivery is free for orders delivered within Ireland over €50. For all orders under €50 delivery is €4.99 . For international deliveries, please see below.
*ONLY on orders over €50 (Ireland Only)
UK Delivery is €9.00
When will I receive my order
We love to deliver product as quickly as possible, and most items are sent out on a 48hr courier service (3 working days). Some are dispatched by An Post and can take between 5 and 5 days. If an order is placed before 2pm it is usually dispatched 48hrs. Some bulkier items (especially those delivered on pallets) may take longer to arrive and the carrier will contact you to arrange a suitable delivery date. All orders received after 3:30pm Friday or on Saturday or Sunday will be despatched the following week. Please take into account orders placed at busy holiday times can take a day or two longer, this is out of our control.
Please get in touch with us if you require your item more quickly as we may be able to help.
Do I need to be in when my order arrives?
Due to the value of many items on the site, if the delivery is made by courier someone will need to be in to sign for the item. If you aren't in and delivery is attempted, the courier will leave a card with instructions of how to rearrange delivery or directions to the nearest depot where you can collect your order.
After two attempts to deliver your order and you are not available to sign for the order your goods may be returned to MyDIY.ie were you will be charged for a re attempt to deliver your order.
What happens if my order is damaged or incomplete?
We take great care in packaging your items, but in the unlikely event that the order is damaged or is incomplete please contact us straight away or within 24 hours and we'll do everything we can to put it right.
We welcome our international customers and in many instances we can deliver abroad to Europe & the rest of the world, international delivery charges are based on weight. Please simply contact us for a quote stating the items you wish to buy, we're happy to help!
Unfortunately we are unable to ship liquid products overseas due to shipping & customs regulations.
Customer Service & Returns
Money Back Guarantee
We want you to be delighted with your purchase. That's why if you aren't happy with it for whatever reason* within 16 days of delivery date, we'll refund or replace it for you (excluding shipping costs).
No quibble returns
If you need to return something for any reason, whether it's not the right tool for the job or if it's faulty. Please get in touch with us to organise a return. We strive to make this as simple and easy as possible.