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1 gal. White Interior PVA Drywall Primer

$14.98
  • Interior water based primer sealer
  • Seals porous drywall and dries quickly for convenience
  • Promotes uniform finish
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A little primer investment goes a long way

Priming helps ensure a better quality finish that will last by addressing surface problems prior to painting         

KILZ is a trusted brand by pros and DIY'ers for over 45 years

KILZ has water-based and oil-based primers to help in different ways         

KILZ primers can handle your projects

From KILZ 2 ALL-PURPOSE to legacy oil-based KILZ ORIGINAL primers to our specialty products, there is a Kilz primer for you       

Seals porous surfaces

Sealing the surface helps achieve a uniform professional quality finish using less coats of paint         

Hides scuffs, stains and previous colors

Our high hiding primers hide previous colors well; making them ideal for color change projects         

Powerful stain blocking

Our stain blocking primers are proven performers when it comes to blocking stains to prevent leaching through the topcoat         

Excellent adhesion

Excellent adhesion to the surface and also to the topcoat paint helps ensure a longer lasting quality finish         

Drywall

Most pros apply primer to drywall to seal the surface and ensure a uniform finish         

Wood

Primer fills the grain in the wood helping to smooth out the finish         

Brick

Painting over brick is a popular alternative to replacing it. Priming first before painting helps make it look its best         

Masonry

Priming with alkali-resistant primer helps solve adhesion problems caused by high pH levels in some masonry         

Plaster/Stucco

Lime from plaster can cause stains to bleed through the topcoat. Stucco may absorb moisture from the topcoat discoloring it       

Other Surfaces

KILZ has multi-use, multi-surface primers and specialty primers that solve specific problems including hard to paint surfaces         
KILZ 1 Gal. PVA Primer seals porous surfaces and dries quickly, while its flat finish gives a non-reflective appearance. Covering up to 400 sq. ft. Designed for use on new drywall. It is a fast-drying, interior latex primer formulated to prime and seal new, uncoated drywall and reduce the number of topcoats required to achieve a uniform, professional quality finish.
  • Water-based formula adds a professional look
  • Flat finish provides a non-reflective appearance
  • Cleans up with soap and water
  • Actual paint colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations
  • Apply topcoat after using KILZ primers
  • Limited warranty
  • Easy soap and water clean-up
  • Online Price includes a PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, NY, OR, RI, VT, WA
  • Click here to shop drywall sheets to complete your project
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Questions & Answers

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Q:What is the best way to apply primer, brush or roller?
by|May 26, 2023
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A:  Hi Cindy, thanks for the question. When priming over drywall, it's best to use a 3/8" nap roller. You can use a brush to get the areas that aren't easily rolled. Please reach out to us directly if you have additional questions about your project; our customer care team is happy to help you! -Ronald

by|May 26, 2023
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    Q:Hello , I have a job coming up and there?s some walls in there that are going to have murals put on them is this primer ok to install over this primer
    by|May 23, 2023
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    A:  Hi Ralph, thanks for your question. Our Kilz PVA primer is a great choice for bare drywall. However, please keep in mind that this primer can only be topcoated with a low-sheen paint. If the paint that will be used for the mural is a higher sheen, it's best to prime with our Kilz 2 All-Purpose instead. Have a great day! -Christina

    by|May 24, 2023
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      Q:Can you use kilz PVA primer on a painted wall?
      by|May 23, 2023
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      A:  Hi Michele, thanks for the question. You can use the PVA Primer over an already-painted wall. If the existing paint is glossy, I'd recommend scuff sanding it first. Also you should only use low-sheen paints such as flat or eggshell over the PVA Primer. Have a great day! -Ronald

      by|May 23, 2023
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        Q:What is PVA?
        by|May 22, 2023
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        A:  Hi Eneida, thanks for the question. PVA stands for Polyvinyl Acetate which is the type of resin used to make the primer. If you have further questions about the product, please feel free to reach out to us directly, our customer care team is happy to help you! -Ronald

        by|May 22, 2023
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          Customer Reviews

          4.5 out of 5
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          • 4.5
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          • 87% recommend this product
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          Fresh drywall's best friend!
          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I use multiple types of kilz but this is our most go-to as we fill allot of drywall work with our painting company! This one allows the paint to coat the board verses the board soaking up the paint!
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            • Recommended
            GREAT primer!
            We used this to prime our newly installed fresh drywall and the coverage is fantastic! Spreads easily and did not clump for us. We're a bunch of DIYers trying to finish our basement and this product came highly recommended by Reddit. First time using primer so not sure what other primers are like - my only critique is this primer has quite a bit of a strong smell but goes away after it dries.
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              • Recommended
              Terrible primer, major cracking and peeling
              I am a professional GC and have personally sprayed hundreds of gallons of primer and have had professional painters spray thousands of gallons on my custom homes and remodels over the last 20 years. This is by far the worst primer I have ever encountered. After applying over 60 gallons on a 4800 sq ft home it started to crack and peel in certain areas along the corners. Scraped and re-primed those areas only to have nearly 30% of the ceiling do the same thing after the paint was applied.
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              Response from KILZProblemSolverOct 25, 2022
              Hi Jeff, thank you for your review. I'm so sorry to hear about the issues you've run into with our Kilz PVA Primer. That is not typical, and I can understand your disappointment. Customer satisfaction is important to us, and we appreciate your feedback. Please feel free to reach out to us directly so we can learn more about your project and assist. We look forward to hearing from you! -Lina Kilz
                3 found this review helpful
                XLNT new drywall sealer/primer
                Used Liz pVA over new drywall on new construction. I was impressed by the amounts of solids in the product and it’s ability to be back rolled and coverage. This is not a fast dry watery product so there is little to no splatter when rolling. The coverage was impressive and made the new drywall appear like a level 5 finish.
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                  3 found this review helpful
                  I was really pleasantly surprised!
                  [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I ended up doing the drywall finishing myself and I don’t drywall finish. I used KILZ and it covered and laid better than the high priced wall paint from Behr. It corrected some of the “questionable” areas and my room looks amazing. I debated even putting anymore paint on the walls because the primer looked so go. Price for the coverage amount was great.
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                    • Recommended
                    Did not cover
                    I purchased PVA at Home Depot and had it shook then came right home and painted. It did not cover well at all. You could see wHere I cut in corners and by the ceiling. As well as pencil marks where I drew that I needed to sand more. Then tonight I went to paint a coat of Kilz3. And it won’t stick. Now what do I use??
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                    Response from Ronald, Kilz Customer CareJun 3, 2022
                    Hi there, thank you for reviewing our Kilz PVA Drywall Primer. Sorry to hear that the primer didn’t cover as expected, and then you had an issue with the Kilz 3 Premium Primer adhering. For the primer not covering, I wanted to point out that the main function of the primer is to seal the surface, it may not completely cover the existing stains and marks. The coverage will happen when you apply your paint, as it has more solids than primers. Also, it isn’t typical for the Kilz 3 Primer to have an issue adhering to the PVA Primer. I’ve also reached out to you via email to learn more about your project and assist you with this further. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience with us, and I hope to hear from you soon! -Ronald
                      Buy another primer that has a metal lid.
                      I have used KILZ products for decades and have always found them superior, including this PVA drywall primer. However, KILZ is now selling its PVA primer in 1-gallon cans that have plastic lids not metal lids (that were used for this primer in the past). The plastic lid leaks enough air that any paint that splashes onto the lid before it is sold dries, flakes off the lid, and falls into the paint. The first picture shows the bottom of the plastic lid after I opened my can of primer and the globs of paint in my strainer from the entire gallon of paint. I then washed the strainer with tap water. The second picture shows the pieces of dried paint that had fallen into the paint before I opened the can. I am not the only person to have this problem. Most to the bad reviews for this primer on Home Depot’s website in 2022 mention globs in the paint, especially at the bottom of the can. So, you either spend an hour straining the paint or pull off the globs of primer as you roll it onto your sheetrock. Instead, I recommend using another brand of primer that does not use a plastic lid on its 1-gallon cans.
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                      Response from KILZProblemSolverMay 27, 2022
                      Hi Bill, thank you for your review. Sorry to hear about the issues you have had with our plastic lids. It isn't typical for there to be globs of dried paint in the can. Customer satisfaction is important to us, and we appreciate your feedback. Please reach out to us directly if you need further assistance; our customer care team is happy to help you! -Ronald Kilz
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                        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought a gallon for priming drywall in the bathroom
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                          Lumpy primer is no fun.
                          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I opened a brand new can of PVA primer today and used it on new drywall. It was a miserable experience. The primer was full of lumps. I had to roll with my left hand and continually pick paint "boogers" off with my right hand. Every time I loaded the roller I ended up with half a dozen gobs that I had to pick off. I have used many gallons of Kilz primer before and never experienced this problem.
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                          Response from Ronald, Kilz Customer CareMar 18, 2022
                          Hi there, thanks for the review. Sorry to hear that the PVA Primer that you used had lumps in it and you had to constantly pick them off. This isn't typical and I can understand your disappointment. I will be reaching out to you via email to see how we can assist you further. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience with us, and I hope to hear from you soon! -Ronald
                            Great Product!
                            First time trying kilz pva. New construction sprayed and backrolled. One coat. Very impressed will buy again and again.
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