Zinsser 1-qt. White Cover Stain Oil-Based Interior/Exterior Primer and Sealer-3504 - The Home Depot


Model # 3504

Internet # 100398403

Store SKU # 808461

1-qt. White Cover Stain Oil-Based Interior/Exterior Primer and Sealer

Zinsser 1-qt. White Cover Stain Oil-Based Interior/Exterior Primer and Sealer

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Model # 3504

Internet # 100398403

Store SKU # 808461

Zinsser Cover Stain 1-qt. Oil Base White Interior/Exterior Primer and Sealer sticks to any surface without sanding and can be used under and over oil and latex topcoats. It features an oil-based formula that seals stains from water, smoke, fire, nicotine and tannin bleed. Excellent stain killer and bond coat, dries to the touch in just 30 minutes.

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  • Ideal for interior or exterior use such as sealing exterior wood and blocking tanning bleed
  • Tintable oil-based formula provides excellent adhesion to all surfaces without sanding
  • Flat/Matte finish
  • Flat white finish
  • High hiding all surface primer hides dark colors and seals most interior and exterior stains
  • Cleans up with mineral spirits
  • Subject to or will include a PaintCare recycling fee in the following states: CA, CT, OR, RI, VT
  • Fast-drying oil-based formula provides exceptional stain killing power, hides dark colors and blocks stubborn stains from water, smoke and more
  • Subject to or will include a PaintCare recycling fee in the following states: CA, CT, OR, RI, VT, MN
  • Note: product may vary by store

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Product Size (oz.)  32 
Application Method  Spray, Roller or Brush  Cleanup  Mineral Spirits 
Color Family  Whites  Color/Finish  White 
Dry to touch (min.)  30  Inverted spray ability  No 
Paint Product Type  Primer Sealer  Primer Purpose  Difficult Surfaces,Sealant,Stain Blocking 
Sheen  Flat/Matte  Type  Oil 
UV Resistant  No  Waterproof  No 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty  Satisfaction Guaranteed 


Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Exactly what I needed I needed to paint a laminate bookcase, and choosing the right primer was key. I looked online and found multiple people rated this primer as their "go to" for these kinds of projects. I searched online and found that Home Depot had a better price AND it was available for pickup at the local store. The product was perfect for laminate furniture; it's very sticky and clings to any material. Because it's oil based, it dries quickly and was really easy to get on. My only issue was I forgot it was oil based and attempted to wash my roller in my tub; as soon as I put it under the water, I knew that was a dumb idea. I had stains on my finger nails for a couple days. I live in a small New York apartment and painted the bookcase inside with a few fans on, my window AC on in one room, and a couple windows open in others. The smell was fine (nothing like the spray paint I used for another project), and the whole project took only a few hours from the time I started priming to the time I reassembled the bookcase (I painted 1.5" white and yellow alternating vertical stripes only on the back panel). It took longer for the actual paint to dry. I will definitely continue to use this primer when I want to update my laminate furniture or work with other difficult materials, and highly recommend it. A little goes a long way and it will save you time and money in the long run. August 12, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by the worst product ever for exterior it says that the oil primmer is for exterior..on 3 different occasions i used the oil primmer for exterior wood siding. i scraped,washed everything and when it was good and dry used this primmer..within 1 year everything was crackling alligatord and peeling..i will never use cover stain again. i had to power sand a whole exterior of a house because i used this product..and i had to do it for free..if you need a good exterior oil primmer,sherwin williams has a good one..i highly recommend never use cover stain for exterior work.. i learned the hard way and it cost my a lot December 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best primer ever! I recently used this product to prime an old hutch that I am painting. I didn't want to have to sand it since there was a lot of details. I read on several reviews that this would be a great product to use in place of sanding and they were right! It went on great and wasn't drippy! I've used other primers that have been messy and drippy. I got a little bit on my hand but it came off very easily. It also doesn't have a strong oder which is great. I will definitely use this one again! September 15, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A truly great product Renovating pro for 43 years, this is the very best primer around. Although latex has come a long way it just can't match the tenacity and finish of this stuff. Years ago we had a similar product called enamel under coater but this is better because it dries so fast. On new wood, on drywall under tile as a sealer, anywhere you really need it to work and for outside use "peel stop" also by zinseer. Way better than conventional primers. September 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great for priming stained mouldings prior to painting I used this to prime all of the stained wood mouldings (and window frames) prior to painting them. There was no need to sand which is the reason why I went with this primer. I used a latex topcoat and the results look great. Saved me a ton of money by not having to replace all of the mouldings. It is oil based so make sure you are prepared to do a thorough brush cleaning with paint thinner. November 19, 2013
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