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ALL PURPOSE 5 Gal. White Interior/Exterior Multi-Surface Primer, Sealer, and Stain Blocker

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  • Interior/Exterior water based multi-surface primer
  • Excellent adhesion and seals porous surfaces
  • Blocks light to medium stains
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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         


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


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


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


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


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         
New Look, Same Trusted Formula, KILZ 2 ALL PURPOSE 5 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
  • Ideal for color changes
  • Resists the growth of mildew to maintain a pristine appearance
  • Seals new drywall
  • Cleans up with soap and water
  • Mild odor to make application in areas with low ventilation more comfortable
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  • Online Price includes a PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, NY, OR, RI, VT, WA
  • California residents

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Questions & Answers

Q:can I use this as a primer on asphalt roof shingles? i have a shed roof i want to paint black recommends a primer first
by|May 28, 2023
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Q:How well would KILZ 2 work on primering an exterior wood deck that gets hit with all of the elements?
by|May 24, 2023
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A:  Hi there, thank you for your question. Our Kilz 2 All-Purpose Primer will adhere to weathered wood so long as it's in good sound condition and will block light to medium stains. Please feel free to reach out to us directly if you have any other questions. -Lina

by|May 25, 2023

    A:  Should be fine. It’s interior and exterior paint.

    by|May 28, 2023
      Q:Looking to repaint my house. Can this be applied over older finished/top coat paint? Also can this be applied on stucco?
      by|May 24, 2023
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      A:  Hi Nate, thanks for your question. Yes, our Kilz 2 All-Purpose can be applied to a previously painted stucco surface. Have a great day! -Christina

      by|May 24, 2023
        Q:How dark or light can you tint kilz?
        by|May 23, 2023
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        A:  Hi Judy, thanks for the question. You can add up to two ounces of time to a gallon of the Kilz 2 Primer. Have a great day! -Ronald

        by|May 23, 2023
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          Watered down junk horrible coverage
          Literally over 4 gallons of paint to cover one ceiling and it still isn’t even white. Completely horrible coverage I could cover about literally one square foot with every roller dip and needed almost 4 coats to get one ceiling already flat paint white. Completely wasted money. Did next room with one coat of $24 ceiling white from Sherwin with slight backroll and had some left of the single gallon. Ceiling white is 4 times better than a primer??? Complete trash!!!
          Response from KILZProblemSolverMay 24, 2023
          Hi BeyondBeautifulPainting, thanks for your review. I'm sorry to hear you didn't get the coverage you expected with our Kilz 2 All-Purpose Primer. Primers aren't designed to provide the same coverage as paint since they require a topcoat. I recommend testing your topcoat over a small area of your ceiling to see how it covers. Customer satisfaction is very important to us, so feel free to reach out to our Customer Care team directly for further assistance. They are always happy to help. Enjoy the rest of your day. -Christina Kilz
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            This stuff works great for sealing furniture! Did some signs...
            This stuff works great for sealing furniture! Did some signs and columns for a wedding. Came out great. Dries quickly
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            Great Concrete Prep
            I used this to prepare my small front concrete porch for painting. Two coats and prep was done.
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            must have for painting BEST OF SHOW parade floats
            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Always good to have the KILZ 2 ALL-PURPOSE INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PRIMER on hand. In dealing with different materials with different rates of absorption- like my father in law always said, “the primer adheres to the surface, the paint adheres to the primer” and he is 100% correct. Used KILZ as the primer for our NBYG youth group’s BEST OF SHOW- MAYOR’S CUP award winning Christmas Parade float to transform a custom-built wood/metal sleigh into a ‘JURASSIC PARK’ themed vehicle to get the most loveable dinosaur, Barney, to bring JOY to the kids young and old lining the route for the Murfreesboro, TN Christmas Parade.
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              Old man winter loses to Kilz!!
              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] We had ice dams bringing water back up into attic....which then leached to ceilings of our 75 year old home. A contractor fixed the outside...but a coat of Kilz brought back the beauty inside. No more water stains leaching through. Thank you!
                • Recommended
                EXCELLENT PRODUCT!
                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Bought it by the 5gal buckets! Currently doing a full hone reno. It was awful inside! Urine, feces, food, vomit, pet odors, tobacco odors and stains on ALL CEILING AND WALLS! Definitely the epitome of a bad previous owner/tenant! After tearing out 2 layers of padding and carpets, the stains and stench was EVERYWHERE! Spots still wet still. Air drying and then wipe down of walls with TSP, then 2 or 3 coats of KILZ 2, LATEX. on the ceilings and walls and on floors. The stench and stains are gone!!! I'm a professional, I'm a general contractor. Been in trades long time, worked with many guys. Some love KILZ, others love competition brand. But after having used KILZ myself, on every one of my jobs ( that's many, I've lost count)! I'm a LOYAL KILZ user, and will continue to be! Please do not change the formula used in your products, as it is INCREDIBLY GREAT!! THANKS AGAIN, from a professional contractor. John M
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                  Public tough
                  [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] We used for The Door church/warming center/ AA-NA meeting center-good choice
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                    Worked Like A Charm!
                    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] My fiancé and I just bought our first house and wanted to freshen up the appearance. One of the rooms did not have much overhead lighting and a dark red accent wall. The KILZ primer completely covered the coloring and allowed us to lighten up the room. I will be using this on another upcoming project!
                      • Recommended
                      Great primer for Hardie siding
                      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Sprays good great hold out good coverage. Stain blocking
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                        WORKS GREAT ON PANELLING
                        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] My entire new purchased home had wood paneling literally everywhere! I researched reading researched again. Choosing Kilz was the best decision by far! I bought 5 gal buckets! Did NOT want to run out! I've currently painted my ENTIRE house using Kilz Primer. Its coverage is remarkable! Great product! Thanks, Kilz!
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