Rated 4.4 out of 5Â by 67
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Pat3032 Adhesion Issue - Peeled off like saran wrap
Kilz didn't stick!
I applied Kilz Premium over new drywall in my kitchen that had been skim-coated, lightly sanded, and wiped down thoroughly to remove the dust. I applied the final coat of latex paint 24 hours later. After 1 week I put up a cleat to hang my cabinets. When I removed the cleat, a pick chunk of paint / primer came off with it & I was able to very easily peel off the primer / paint in the surrounding area right down to the sheetrock. The Kilz didn't adhere to the wall at all. I peeled back as far as could easily be done & repaired the damage by feathering in with mud, re-priming (with BIN this time) and repainting. What a pain. I just hope the rest of the kilz doesn't fail over time but I'm not confident at all that this will be the case. I will never buy this stuff again. It's terrible.
September 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by echo21 Great Coverage on Dark Paneling
We have used Kilz for years to cover pink, green, and yellow paint in houses as we moved around the East Coast, but we were concerned in covering dark paneling in one bedroom of a house we recently purchased. We read that prep work was the key to a great result, so we ended up washing the paneling twice with TSP, and sanding in between. We put on the first coat of Kilz Premium, and it covered 90% of the dark paneling from showing through. After we put on the second coat of Kilz Premium, tinted closely to the gray-blue paint we had selected, my wife stood back and made the comment that had Kilz been semi-gloss, we would have just used the primer. Once again, Kilz has shown us to be a superior product. We love it.
July 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by jheist41 question about tackiness
Hello, my dad and now me have always used Kilz as our choice of primer for blocking stains and prepping surfaces for color. My problem is that I had an 18-year old inexperienced person sand, clean and prime two outdoor adirondack chairs. The sanding and cleaning was done fine. The Kilz applcation is another story-two very thick coats. A week later there are bubbles which are wet when pushed upon, tackiness an drips. What is the best fix for this? Stripping all the Kilz off, sanding, wire-brushing? I'm at a loss. The topcoat color will clearly just make a big mess, messier.
June 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by BlackDimension Great primer, low odor and worked great!
This primer was used to cover forest green walls, and a nasty wood stain/smoke film on the ceiling of a bedroom. Worked great! 1 Gallon covered all 4 walls and the ceiling without issue. No stains seeped through, and the forest green color was sufficiently covered with a single coat.
September 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Sharon47 Kilz Premium stickiness question
Last weekend I used the Kilz Premium water based primer on some molding in doorways in my living room. The boards had been previously painted or primed white but some knots were still showing through. So I bought the Kilz Premium and painted them again. They look great! The problem is that if I put my hand on them, even a week later, it seem a bit sticky/tacky to the touch. And one of the doors of the newly primed doorway is now sticking. Why? Or what should I do? I was hoping that one coat of Kilz was all if need. Thank you.
April 19, 2014