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5 gal. Interior/Exterior Multi-Surface Primer and Sealer

  • Interior/Exterior multi-surface water based transparent primer
  • Goes on milky white and dries to clear transparent finish
  • Ideal for same color re-painting
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Product Overview

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

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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 Great Formula, KILZ KLEAR 5 gal. High Performance Primer and Sealer is a fast-dry multi-surface clear primer developed to seal most surfaces inside and outside your home. KILZ KLEAR is particularly effective for "same color painting". Kilz Klear is tough, flexible and breathable with excellent adhesion. Use on almost all interior and exterior surfaces including drywall, plaster, wood, galvanized, aluminum, architectural plastics, masonry and brick.
  • Use on almost all interior and exterior surfaces including drywall, plaster, wood, galvanized, aluminum, architectural plastics, masonry and brick
  • Bonds chalk surfaces with little change to current color
  • Use to seal highly porous surfaces with a transparent flat finish
  • Suitable for sealing torn drywall facing paper, dried wallcovering adhesive, "hot" joint compounds, concrete and stucco
  • Apply topcoat after using KILZ Primers
  • Quick dry recoat in 1 hour - prepares surfaces for "same color" repaint
  • 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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Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product TypePrimerSealerSealerPrimer
Primer PurposeColor Changing,Difficult Surfaces,SealantSealantLow Odor,Odor BlockingColor Changing,Odor Blocking,Sealant,Stain Blocking
Container Size5 Gallon5 Gallon5 Gallon5 Gallon
SheenFlat/MatteFlat/MatteFlat/MatteFlat/Matte
Substrate/Surface Use TypeBrick,Concrete,Drywall,Masonry,Metal,Plaster,Stone,Stucco,WoodCeiling,Concrete/Brick/Masonry/Stone,WoodCeiling,Concrete/Brick/Masonry/Stone,Drywall,Metal,Plastic,WoodCeiling,Concrete/Brick/Masonry/Stone,Drywall,Metal,Plaster,Wood
Application MethodBrush,Paint Sprayer,RollerBrush,Paint Sprayer,RollerBrush,Paint Sprayer,RollerBrush,Paint Sprayer,Roller
Paint/Stain FeaturesDries Clear,Fast Drying,Low Odor,Sealer,Top Coat RequiredDries Clear,SealerDries ClearFast Drying,Low Odor,Sealer,Tintable,Top Coat Required
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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
5 Gallon

Details

Application Method
Brush,Paint Sprayer,Roller
Base Material
Water Based
Coating Product Category
Primer
Color Family
Clear
Color Family
Clear
Color/Finish
Clear
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
Dries Clear,Fast Drying,Low Odor,Sealer,Top Coat Required
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Primer
Primer Purpose
Color Changing,Difficult Surfaces,Sealant
Returnable
Non-Returnable
Sheen
Flat/Matte
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Brick,Concrete,Drywall,Masonry,Metal,Plaster,Stone,Stucco,Wood

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

62Questions16Answers

Can you use this over exterior paint to alter finish? How does this dry? Flat, satin, or low lust...

Asked by S2hop May 25, 2021
2
Answers

It is meant to use it on tear drywall .

Can I use the clear primer to spray old bird nests I am trying to preserve?

Asked by Pat April 24, 2021
1
Answer

Hi Pat - Thank you for your question. We don't recommend applying this primer to old bird nests in order to preserve them. You may want to reach out to your local Home Depot for some suggestions on a similar clear finish that would work for your project. Best - Sara

Does this adhere well to semi-gloss paint? Thanks

Asked by Caljeep March 3, 2021
2
Answers

Hi Caljeep, thank you for your question. Before priming, the surface should be prepared. It should be clean, dry, and scuff sanded to promote adhesion as semi-gloss is slick and glossy. Once primed, you can apply your topcoat in one hour or more. Good luck with your project! -Giovanna

can i mix this this product with small amount of paint color to stain a vinyl floor?

Asked by km February 27, 2021
2
Answers

Yes, ad some lemons to ti.

can kilz klear primer be used prior to tile, for adhesion and sealing?

Asked by rick February 18, 2021
2
Answers

I would think so.

what is the maximum ph level that I can put this primer on hot stucco?

Asked by gator1104 January 30, 2021
2
Answers

69

Can this work over onepart epoxy on a concrete floor?

Asked by Saff January 24, 2021
1
Answer

Hi Saff, thank you for reaching out. We appreciate your interest in our products. Our Klear Primer is not meant for this type of application, as it's not a sealing topcoat. If you're looking for a sealing, clear topcoat to go over your epoxy coated concrete floor, we'd recommend using our Low-Lustre or Wet-Look Sealer instead. We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your project. -Joanna

Will this help at all with lead paint encapsulation?

Asked by christianlm January 12, 2021
1
Answer

HI ChristianL, Thank you for writing in. As it turns out, we do not manufacture products designed to encapsulate lead. I recommend working with your local Home Depot to find the ideal coating for your project. Best of luck! ~Doris

I have a room because it is not exposed to the sun and is a bit humid. In the past, paint cracked...

Asked by WEI November 30, 2020
2
Answers

I suggest using a dehumidifier.

I just finished painting doors in hallway. Can I use this to seal the door to cut down on dirt an...

Asked by CSC November 22, 2020
1
Answer

Hi CSC - Thank you for your question! Sorry to say, we don't recommend applying this product over a previously painted surface in order to protect the surface from dirt and scuffs. You may want to reach out to your local Home Depot for a protective clear coat that would work for your project. Best - Sara

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.4
    out of 114 reviews
  • 90% recommend this product
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Simple 1 coat!
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I recently painted a bedroom in my house that was pained 20 years ago with a dark color on the walls. 1 coat of KILZ did the job! Covered all the old paint so the new color could be added. It works so well on ceilings that there is no need to paint over the KILZ!
by Susanscovidproject
Works as advertised
Works as advertised
by strokeman
Kilz has done it again!
I have been repairing a water damaged exterior door. I needed a primer that would seal the soft filler between the replacement sheeting and the old sheeting. Klear did the job of sealing all of the door, and the new paint went on easily and didn't soak into the wood. It looks pinkish in the paint can and goes on a little pink so that you can see where you just applied it, but becomes clear in a few seconds and dries clear. I have another exterior door that is getting splashed. When the rains stop, I am going to give it a coat of Klear to help protect it.
by farmgirl95602
Kilz has done it again!
I am repairing a exterior door that was severely water damaged. When I got the new sheeting on, I wanted something that would seal the wood against the rain water that splashes up and soaks the door. It has a pinkish cast in the paint can and goes on just a touch pink for a few seconds so you can see where you are painting, then becomes clear and dries clear. The final paint went on just as if there was nothing there, except it didn't soak in like some paints will do without a primer. I have another door that takes a lot of splashing and, when the rains quit, I am going to put a coat of Klear on it and no one but me will know that it's there. I have used the water based Kilz (white interior) and the oil based (I don't like using oil based paints), and this Klear (interior or exterior use) is just as high a quality.
by RITA
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by HomeDepotCustomer
Did not do what I was told it would do....
Did not do what I was told it would do.
by St
Response from KILZProblemSolverJun 10, 2021
Hello, thank you for your review. 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! -Giovanna Kilz
Wow!!! Awesome product. Had a bathroom that was painted...
Wow!!! Awesome product. Had a bathroom that was painted with cheap flat paint. A contractor used oil base kilz first and the oil seaped our and ran down the walls in streaks when showering. I primed with this sealer and 2 coats premium paint it cured the problem!
by HomeDepotCustomer
Used to seal my backsplash tile. Worked great!...
Used to seal my backsplash tile. Worked great!
by KATHERINE
Good adhesion and seals well...
Good adhesion and seals well
by Lance
Great quick fix
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] We used this on our bathroom ceiling that kept getting mildew on it and it helped a lot!
by LaurenD
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