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Original 1 gal. White Oil-Based Interior/Exterior Primer, Sealer, and Stain Blocker

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  • Blocks severe stains & tannin bleed
  • Excellent adhesion and enhances topcoat performance
  • Use on drywall, plaster, wood, stucco, masonry and metal
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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

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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

KILZ Original 1 gal. Interior/Exterior Primer is an oil-based primer, sealer, and stain blocker ideal for heavy stain blocking, sealing multiple interior and exterior surfaces and preparing it for painting. It is especially effective at blocking graffiti, tannin, water, smoke and other bleeding stains. KILZ Original Interior/Exterior dries quickly.
  • Blocks heavy stains
  • Excellent adhesion to both indoor and outdoor surfaces, including wood, stucco, masonry and metal
  • Mildew resistant finish
  • Seals porous surfaces
  • Apply topcoat after using KILZ Primers
  • Great hide capabilities to help reduce the number of topcoats needed
  • Works with oil and water based topcoats/paint
  • Use on properly prepared surfaces such as brick, masonry, painted metal, siding, stucco, wood
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Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product TypeGeneral PurposeGeneral PurposeGeneral PurposeGeneral Purpose
Primer PurposeColor Changing,Grease Cover,Rust-Resistant,Sealant,Smoke Cover,Stain BlockingColor Changing,Grease Cover,Rust-Resistant,Sealant,Smoke Cover,Stain BlockingColor Changing,Mold, Mildew & Water Damage,Odor Blocking,Sealant,Stain BlockingRust-Resistant
Container Size1 Gallon1 Gallon1 Gallon1 Gallon
SheenFlat/MatteFlat/MatteFlat/MatteFlat/Matte
Surface Material UseConcrete/Brick/Masonry/Stone,Drywall,Metal,Plaster,WoodBrick,Drywall,Masonry,Metal,Plaster,Stucco,WoodBrick,Drywall,Masonry,Metal,Plaster,Stucco,WoodGalvanized Metal,Metal
Application MethodBrush,Paint Sprayer,RollerBrush,Paint Sprayer,RollerBrush,Paint Sprayer,RollerBrush,Paint Sprayer,Roller
Paint/Stain FeaturesMoisture Resistant,Rust Preventative,Sealer,Stain ResistantMildew Resistant,Sealer,Stain ResistantFast Drying,Low Odor,Mildew Resistant,Mold Resistant,Stain ResistantFast Drying,Rust Preventative,Tintable,Top Coat Required
Base MaterialOil BasedOil BasedWater BasedEpoxy
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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size1 Gallon

Details

Application MethodBrush,Paint Sprayer,RollerBase MaterialOil Based
Coating Product CategoryPrimerColor FamilyWhite
Color FamilyWhitesColor/FinishWhite/Flat
Dry to touch (min.)30 minInterior/ExteriorExterior,Interior
Number of coats recommended1Number per Package1
Paint/Stain Clean UpMineral SpiritsPaint/Stain FeaturesMoisture Resistant,Rust Preventative,Sealer,Stain Resistant
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product TypeGeneral PurposePrimer PurposeColor Changing,Grease Cover,Rust-Resistant,Sealant,Smoke Cover,Stain Blocking
Returnable90-DaySheenFlat/Matte
Surface Material UseConcrete/Brick/Masonry/Stone,Drywall,Metal,Plaster,Wood

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty1 Year Limited

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  • 4.6
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  • 92%recommend this product
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best for covering tanin
This is the obly product i trust to use for covering previously stained wood. Ive used several primers and this has outperformed all others by far. Adheres to surface extremely well and prevents tanin bleeds the best. Ive used other primers and painted and had to redu projects because the priner failed. This product i know will work best. Its the best option for most marerials except galvanized metal which is not recommended with oil based primers. I primed my red deck with this primer and Behr Satin Enamel paint and two laters later its still perfect.
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    • Recommended
    Really good product. Does exactly what I needed....
    Really good product. Does exactly what I needed.
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    Kilz Primer ruined my brand new wood door
    My brand new wood door called for an oil based primer before the final coat, so I decided to use this product from Kilz. I started applying it and noticed it wasn't going on as smoothly as I expected. I thought maybe I had too little product on the brush so went a little heavier on my next coats. Within 3 minutes when I went to go over it once more to even out the brush marks, it was sticking horribly to the brush and making paint clumps all of the door. I had plenty of paint on my bristles, so it wasn't that the brush was dry. I spent the next 3 hours carefully scraping as much of it off as I could. An electric sander did nothing to help, so all I could do was use a putty knife and go at it slowly to try to not damage the wood. I ended up with a few gouge marks in spite of being careful and never was able to remove all the residual paint. I followed the directions completely, since I wasn't familiar with oil based primer. The temperature was 65 degrees, the can was shaken by hand for several minutes and then stirred after I opened it for another 2 minutes, so it was well mixed. The primer seemed very think. Maybe a bad batch? Expired product? Who knows, but what I do know is that I'll never trust a Kilz product again. Horrible experience.
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    Response from KILZProblemSolverJan 15, 2021
    Hi KevinB - Thank you for your review. I'm so sorry to hear about the trouble you ran into with our primer on your new door! To help prevent brush marks and clumps, it's best to avoid going over the same areas multiple times as this can begin to remove the product from the surface. If the fresh coat leaves an unwanted texture on the surface, we recommend allowing the primer to dry for 24 hours before gently sanding down the texture with 180-240 grit sandpaper. Once the sanding dust has been wiped off, you can apply another coat for a smooth finish. This primer should also have a creamy consistency, however, if it seems too thick, you may want to continue your project with a new can. We'd be happy to assist you with this further. Please feel free to reach out to us directly at your convenience. We hope to hear from you! - Sara Kilz
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      Saved my project!! Started with a water based primer and what a disaster that was. Two coats of t...
      Saved my project!! Started with a water based primer and what a disaster that was. Two coats of this before I applied chalk paint gave me a perfect DIY project.
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        Kilz original oil-based interior/exterior primer is a wonderfully effective product. It is great...
        Kilz original oil-based interior/exterior primer is a wonderfully effective product. It is great for priming drywall, sealing/covering tough stains, and can go over a variety of surfaces. I've used it on a number of surfaces (drywall, wood, plywood, OSB, masonry surfaces) both interior/exterior and it is truly one of the best primers out there and is easy to apply. Just remember -- it is oil-based so clean up is a bit tougher than latex (water-based) primers. Because it is oil-based, it won't cause materials such as OSB or plywood to swell with increased water content. Furthermore, because it is solvent-based, the dry time is VERY fast. Just make sure to stir it up very well before using it as it can settle fairly quickly. We used it in this case to prime a vertical exterior masonry wall (old concrete parging over brick) that had been painted multiple times over its many years. Pressure Washed/Cleaned, Scraped, Repaired, Sealed, Primed, and Painted! Lots of steps. The column base was removed/replaced after copying the original which couldn't be repaired/salvaged. In the picture, it is primed but hot caulked or painted yet. Another big/complicated project.
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        2 found this review helpful
        Worked wonderfully to cover dark blue shiney textured walls . It has turned out amazing!!!
        Worked wonderfully to cover dark blue shiney textured walls . It has turned out amazing!!!
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        3 found this review helpful
        It worked great for me. I had paint that would...
        It worked great for me. I had paint that would not stick to a door and this finally did the trick. I sanded it first then primed it and painted it with latex paint. It worked great. WB
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