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ALL PURPOSE 1 Gal. White Interior/Exterior Multi-Surface Primer, Sealer, and Stain Blocker

  • Interior/Exterior water based multi-surface primer
  • Excellent adhesion and seals porous surfaces
  • Blocks light to medium stains
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KILZ primers help to seal surfaces, enhance adhesion, stain and odor block, hide marks and colors and more

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 PRIMERS Logo

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 Interior, Interior/Exterior, and Low Odor Primer cans on dropcloth

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.

Apply KILZ Primer on exterior wall with sprayer

Seals porous surfaces

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

Lifestyle bedroom with wall paint in black and white paint

Hides scuffs, stains and previous colors

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

KILZ Primer being applied covering stains on wall

Powerful stain blocking

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

Lifestyle kitchen using KILZ Primer and painted with blue cabinets

Excellent adhesion

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

Seal unprimed drywall for best results

Drywall

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

New cabinet with KILZ Primer being brushed on

Wood

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

Unpainted brick wall with KILZ Primer being rolled on

Brick

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

Applying KILZ Primer with roller to unpainted masonry wall

Masonry

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

Applying Kilz Primer with roller to plaster wall

Plaster/Stucco

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

Applying Kilz Primer with brush to door

Other Surfaces

KILZ has multi-use, multi-surface primers and specialty primers that solve specific problems including hard to paint surfaces

New Look, Same Trusted Formula, KILZ 2 ALL PURPOSE 1 Gal. (Previously KILZ 2 Latex) is a fast drying, water-base, multi-surface primer, sealer and stain blocker with excellent adhesion, sealing properties and very mild odor. KILZ 2 ALL PURPOSE primer also blocks light to medium stains and provides a mildew resistant coating. Use on interior and exterior surfaces including drywall, woodwork, plaster, stucco, paneling, masonry, brick, concrete, galvanized and painted metal.
  • Blocks medium stains including; minor water stains, rust, grease, ink, pencil and felt marker
  • Ideal for walls, ceilings and doors
  • Use under or over latex or oil-based paint
  • Fast-drying formula is ready for a second coat in as little as 1 hour
  • Apply topcoat after using KILZ Primers
  • Hides previous colors
  • Seals new drywall
  • Mildew resistant finish
  • Easy soap and water clean-up
  • Online Price includes a Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT, WA
  • California residents

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Container Size1 Gallon1 Gallon1 Gallon1 Gallon
SheenFlat/MatteFlat/MatteFlat/MatteFlat/Matte
Substrate/Surface Use TypeDrywallBrick,Concrete,Drywall,Masonry,Metal,Plaster,Plastic,Stone,Stucco,WoodBrick,Concrete,Drywall,Fiberglass,Metal,Plaster,Plastic,Stucco,Vinyl,WoodBrick,Drywall,Masonry,Metal,Plaster,Stucco,Wood
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Paint/Stain FeaturesFast Drying,Low Odor,Sealer,Tintable,Top Coat RequiredFast Drying,Low Odor,Mildew Resistant,Sealer,Tintable,Top Coat RequiredFast Drying,Low Odor,Mildew Resistant,Sealer,Tintable,Top Coat RequiredFast Drying,Low Odor,Mildew Resistant,Mold Resistant,Stain Resistant
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KILZ primers help to seal surfaces, enhance adhesion, stain and odor block, hide marks and colors and more

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 PRIMERS Logo

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 Interior, Interior/Exterior, and Low Odor Primer cans on dropcloth

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.

Apply KILZ Primer on exterior wall with sprayer

Seals porous surfaces

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

Lifestyle bedroom with wall paint in black and white paint

Hides scuffs, stains and previous colors

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

KILZ Primer being applied covering stains on wall

Powerful stain blocking

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

Lifestyle kitchen using KILZ Primer and painted with blue cabinets

Excellent adhesion

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

Seal unprimed drywall for best results

Drywall

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

New cabinet with KILZ Primer being brushed on

Wood

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

Unpainted brick wall with KILZ Primer being rolled on

Brick

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

Applying KILZ Primer with roller to unpainted masonry wall

Masonry

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

Applying Kilz Primer with roller to plaster wall

Plaster/Stucco

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

Applying Kilz Primer with brush to door

Other Surfaces

KILZ has multi-use, multi-surface primers and specialty primers that solve specific problems including hard to paint surfaces

Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
1 Gallon

Details

Application Method
Brush,Paint Sprayer,Roller
Base Material
Latex
Coating Product Category
Primer
Color Family
White
Color Family
Whites
Color/Finish
White
Dry to touch (min.)
60 min
Interior/Exterior
Exterior,Interior
Number of coats recommended
1
Number per Package
1
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Soap & Water
Paint/Stain Features
Fast Drying,Low Odor,Mildew Resistant,Sealer,Tintable,Top Coat Required
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Primer
Primer Purpose
Color Changing,Low Odor,Sealant,Stain Blocking,Universal
Returnable
Non-Returnable
Sheen
Flat/Matte
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Brick,Concrete,Drywall,Masonry,Metal,Plaster,Plastic,Stone,Stucco,Wood

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

437Questions42Answers

Can this be used on new pressure treated lumber for a garden shed? Also, can this be tinted to closely match the finished paint color?

Asked by Buck May 10, 2021
5
Answers

Yes ... and Yes. Consider using two coats for the shed to really give you a long lasting base coat ... and tinting it one shade lighter than the final coat is a great idea that we do here at The HandyManiacs.

WILL KILZ S ALL PURPOSE WHITE COVER A DRYWALL PANEL 4FT BY 4FT THAT HAS THE SURFACE COVERED with ...

Asked by BEAR May 4, 2021
4
Answers

Hi BEAR, Thank you for writing in. KILZ 2 All-Purpose Primer is an excellent choice for drywall that was spackled and sanded. Good luck with your project! ~Doris

Will this product work as a primer prior to wallpaper application? The current wall is painted gray on the bottom and white on the top.

Asked by MnDIY April 27, 2021
2
Answers

Kilz 2 Primer will cover and prepare your existing surface for wallpaper with one coat. In extreme cases, two coats may be required when covering a dark color or a surface with excessive water stains.

Can I use this on paneling

Asked by Painter April 23, 2021
3
Answers

Yes it will coat well

can this be used on mdf

Asked by matt April 18, 2021
5
Answers

Yes.

would this work for cedar?

Asked by paco April 14, 2021
3
Answers

There are better choices than this, especially if the cedar is new. The oils and tannin in cedar can come through and discolor the topcoat. The sealing/stain blocking properties of this are decent, but not great for cedar. Something oil-based would be best, but if you don't want to deal with the smell, then I would recommend spending a little more $ on a premium water-based primer.

What is the coverage on the 2 gal can? How many square feet?

Asked by gm April 11, 2021
5
Answers

24 square foot

Will this product spray with an air sprayer or does it need thinned?

Asked by Lew April 7, 2021
5
Answers

DO NOT THIN! It's thin enough by itself, you'll get it everywhere. It sprays very well from an airless sprayer. On new drywall, I spray liberally and backroll it.

I just got my bathroom walls textured, I was told that it was not necessary to prime the walls an...

Asked by Joann March 30, 2021
5
Answers

If you use the 'One' type paints that have primer in them you should be ok, but I would still recommend using Kilz in a bathroom, especially with new wall texture. Kilz is just like paint, but dries much faster and will seal the texture, your walls and your hands - so wear gloves!

can this work over wallpaper

Asked by Lele March 22, 2021
5
Answers

lay it like a coat of paint and you're good to go

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
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  • 90% recommend this product
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I am happy whit this primer working very good and seal i recommended 100%
I am happy whit this primer working very good and seal i recommended 100%
by HomeDepotCustomer
I am an alcohol ink artist and this product is the ONLY way I can create my paintings on canvas. ...
I am an alcohol ink artist and this product is the ONLY way I can create my paintings on canvas. Killz 2 Primer seals the canvas completely (2 quick coats) and I can achieve my ink flow beautifully. It seals the surface pretty fast so you are ready to begin your project in no time. I love it.
by artsyinker
KILLS sets the standard in primers and now paints
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I only buy KILZ Primers, because I can not afford the time or money to have to do a job over, and I know KILZ will get it done right the first time. As a single independent woman who takes pride in being self-sufficient, it is extremely important to me to be able to rely on the materials I buy for any job. Many years ago while shopping for paint and primer in a hardware store I asked an associate for his advice and he recommended KILZ. I followed his recommendation, KILZ worked great for that job, and I've been using it ever since. KILZ has never let me down.
by Splash
Smooth interior and exterior application
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I used it to prime my livingroom going from light lichen green to white and exterior shiplap on the north side of the house in dense forest on a lake where paint was peeling off in sheets. I peeled off the sheets, rough sanded and primes before winter and unexpectedly could not paint until spring and looking just as great as 5 months ago.
by Fencingmom
Great coverage
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I purchased this product to cover 1970’s paneling. Product was easy to use ( no drips) and provided a good clean surface for painting.
by 1Gema
Great primer. I used it on new drywall and joint compound. Sprayed and back rolled it covered bea...
Great primer. I used it on new drywall and joint compound. Sprayed and back rolled it covered beautifully and received paint perfectly. Highly recommend.
by Pauly
Absolutely horrible
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought Kilz 2 because no one in my entire city had Kilz Hide All. It was going to be a second coat and says it will go over almost anything. First off, it dried so fast that by the time I got more paint on my roller; it pulled the other paint off. Then it separated on my wall and sagged. I didn't use to much paint I know that for sure. I now have to sand 2 entire walls since I didnt notice it until it was to late. I can't believe it did this. The first coat was completely dry since I ran out and had to go get more so it was 2 days dry. I better be able to take it back and get my money back. I don't know why they are all out of the Kilz Hide All in the entire city. I will use that but never again will I use Kilz 2. I have a friend who is considered the best pro painter in my city and he was in disbelief over it. He said it wasnt to much paint and even if it was it wouldn't separate like it did.
by Lisbeth
Response from Sara, Kilz Customer CareMar 26, 2021
Hi Lisbeth - Thank you for reviewing our primer. I'm sorry to hear that the primer dried too fast, sagged, and separated on your walls! This isn't typical of our Kilz 2. To fix the finish, I recommend lightly sanding down the problem areas to a smooth finish, wiping the surface down to remove the sanding dust, then applying a fresh coat of primer to the whole area. If the primer continues to pull off the wall as you're applying it, we recommend adding up to 4 oz. of water per gallon to prevent this from happening again. I've already reached out to you via email to assist you with this further. Thanks again for sharing your experience, and I hope to hear back from you! - Sara
Fantastic! Worked beautifully.
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Excellent product to prepare old and stained concrete block wall for painting. Made the wall look like new!
by Pam10
Good coverage
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Used to cover old paneling, applied easily and covered really well. Has stayed on very good....
by Bobg02176
Great coverage primer
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This primer goes on thick and has excellent coverage and helps hide imperfections.
by Ec36
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