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PVA 5 Gal. White Interior Drywall Primer

  • Interior water based primer sealer
  • Seals porous drywall and dries quickly for convenience
  • Promotes uniform finish
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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

KILZ 5 Gal. PVA Primer seals porous surfaces and dries quickly, while its flat finish gives a non-reflective appearance. Covering up to 2000 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.
  • Use as a drywall primer for new uncoated drywall
  • Can be applied easily with a brush, roller or sprayer
  • Water-based formula offers a professional look
  • Flat finish provides a non-reflective appearance
  • Apply topcoat after using KILZ Primers
  • 1 pail covers up to 2000 sq. ft.
  • Seals porous surfaces and dries quickly for convenience
  • Allow to dry for 24 hours before top coating
  • Limited warranty
  • Actual paint colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations
  • Online price includes a paint care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI and VT
  • California residents

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Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product TypePrimerPrimerPrimerSealer
Primer PurposeColor Changing,Mold, Mildew & Water Damage,Odor Blocking,Sealant,Stain BlockingSealantColor Changing,Low Odor,Sealant,Stain Blocking,UniversalColor Changing
Container Size1 Gallon5 Gallon5 Gallon5 Gallon
SheenFlat/MatteFlat/MatteFlat/MatteFlat/Matte
Substrate/Surface Use TypeBrick,Drywall,Masonry,Metal,Plaster,Stucco,WoodDrywallBrick,Concrete,Drywall,Fiberglass,Metal,Plaster,Plastic,Stucco,Vinyl,WoodDrywall
Application MethodBrush,Paint Sprayer,RollerBrush,Paint Sprayer,RollerBrush,Paint Sprayer,RollerBrush,Paint Sprayer,Roller
Paint/Stain FeaturesFast Drying,Low Odor,Mildew Resistant,Mold Resistant,Stain ResistantFast Drying,Low Odor,Sealer,Tintable,Top Coat RequiredFast Drying,Low Odor,Mildew Resistant,Sealer,Tintable,Top Coat RequiredSealer
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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
5 Gallon

Details

Application Method
Brush,Paint Sprayer,Roller
Base Material
Water Based
Coating Product Category
Primer
Color Family
White
Color Family
Whites
Color/Finish
White
Dry to touch (min.)
30 min
Interior/Exterior
Interior
Number of coats recommended
1
Number per Package
1
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Soap & Water
Paint/Stain Features
Fast Drying,Low Odor,Sealer,Tintable,Top Coat Required
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Primer
Primer Purpose
Sealant
Professional Paint Supplies & Values
Pro Supplies
Returnable
90-Day
Sheen
Flat/Matte
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Drywall

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

168Questions24Answers

Can you spray this product without back rolling new drywall

Asked by Cardie May 7, 2021
3
Answers

Hi Cardie, Thank you for writing in. As long as the product is sprayed at the recommended pressure (i.e. 2,500-3,200 psi), there's no need to back-roll. If you feel necessary, you can always apply a second coat at the recommended pressure. I hope this information was helpful. Please feel free to reach out with any additional questions you may have. Best of luck with your project! ~Doris

This is an amazing product. quick question after painting I noticed a couple areas that need correction.

Asked by Ruu721 April 14, 2021
1
Answer

Hi Ruu721. Thanks for writing in with your question. Yes, joint compound can be applied over our PVA Primer if needed. I recommend allowing the primer to dry at least 2 hours, lightly scuff sanding the primer, and cleaning the surface before applying the joint compound. Have a nice day! -Joni

Can this be used on new drywall that has been textured with orange peel or spanish lace ceilings?

Asked by Jake April 7, 2021
2
Answers

Hi Jake, thank you for your question. Yes, the PVA Drywall Primer can be used on textured drywall. Have a great day! -Giovanna

Is this product exclusively for unpainted drywall? Can it be used on a ceiling that is partially new drywall and finished ceiling flat paint?

Asked by Mike April 7, 2021
2
Answers

Hi Mike, Thank you for writing in. KILZ PVA Primer can be applied to painted surfaces as well as new drywall. I hope this information was helpful. Please feel free to reach out with any additional questions you may have. Best of luck with your project! ~Doris

can I use pva primer on unfinished baseboard

Asked by pabloescobar March 28, 2021
2
Answers

Hello, thank you for your question. The PVA Primer is designed for new drywall. For trim, you can use Kilz 2 Primer instead. If you do not want to use two different primers, I recommend using Kilz 2 for the entire project. Have a great day! -Giovanna

Can this be used to prime new plaster?

Asked by Ryan March 26, 2021
3
Answers

Yes. It helps to seal plaster and drywall mud.

Primer uses

Asked by JR March 20, 2021
4
Answers

Yes. If they were already painted, though, you don't need a PVA primer to seal the walls, so I'd pick up a different primer for already painted walls.

can I put this on plastered surface?

Asked by Bea March 12, 2021
2
Answers

Hi Bea. Thanks for writing in with your question. As it turns out, our Kilz PVA Drywall Primer is not recommended over plastered surfaces. I'm sorry for the inconvenience this may cause. I suggest instead looking at our Kilz 2 All-Purpose Primer, which can be used on various plaster surfaces. Have a nice day! -Joni

This was delivered to my covered porch where it sat for a week. I believe it may have frozen. Is that bad and how do I tell if it’s still good to use?

Asked by Jes March 9, 2021
3
Answers

Although paint freezing can ruin the latex. Paint can withstand a few freeze/thaw cycles. Open it up and look at the color and consistency if it looks normal it will be ok to use. If it looks like cottage cheese than it should not be used. Hope you find this helpful.

Can KILZ PVA be top coated with eggshell paint? Is eggshell considered a low enough sheen to be ...

Asked by DocBoy February 26, 2021
2
Answers

Eggshell is exactly what we put over this when we paint. We have used this product many times and it is great under eggshell.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
    out of 949 reviews
  • 88% recommend this product
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I liked I doing the job by myself...
I liked I doing the job by myself
by HomeDepotCustomer
peeled off of bare drywall
Had drywall ceiling that needed painted. My wife painted an entire room ceiling. I came in noticing small flaking everywhere. Told her she may as well try a 2nd coat agger drying period and the 2nd coat just pulls the first coat off all over in random spots. Entire ceiling has to be scraped now and redone with a different paint...something thay actually works on drywall. Never had a paint do this and Ive remodeled a lot of houses. 1st time using this primer, wont use it again.
by matt
Response from KILZProblemSolverApr 26, 2021
Hi matt - Thank you for your review. I'm so sorry to hear that this primer flaked and peeled off your ceiling! To fix the finish, I recommend removing the loose primer, wiping the surface down with a damp cloth and allowing it to completely dry, then re-priming. Please feel free to reach out to us directly so we can assist you with this further. We hope to hear from you! - Sara Kilz
1 person found this helpful
great application
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] GREAT STUFF !!!! Use inside and out for Mobile Home Set-up.
by Korbenator
Excellent product! It covered extremely well, wasn’t over ally expensive, and easy to apply. Kilz...
Excellent product! It covered extremely well, wasn’t over ally expensive, and easy to apply. Kilz products have never let me down on any project.
by Scott
1 person found this helpful
EXCELLENT For Primeing New Dry Wall Or Old Painted Surfaces....
EXCELLENT For Primeing New Dry Wall Or Old Painted Surfaces.
by HomeDepotCustomer
2 people found this helpful
The primer did not cover the drywall material. I kept recoating the wall thinking it would impro...
The primer did not cover the drywall material. I kept recoating the wall thinking it would improve, but it did not. I could still see the drywall material seeping through even when I applied some paint over it. I had to go back to home depot to buy anything primer which worked on the first attempt. This primer is a waste of money.
by BGreer
2 people found this helpful
Kilz PVA Drywall Primer & Sealer
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] My husband and I use this Primer on our new house. We totally have rebuilt our house and have Great success with this paint. It gives us a great primer base for our walls, wood and trim. It is easy to use and covers well. When it dries it is even and adheres well giving us a great quality finish.
by Stevesmom
Absolutely the Best Primer Ever
Bought 5 gallons thinking i would need this much on a full kitchen gut and remodel that I was expecting to need 2 coats. Needed just 1 coat done. This paint covers so well that needed only a single coat and if really don't need to put a finishing coat over it. GREAT coverage - thick not runny product easy to use and I can't say more about how good this paint was covering new drywall. Paint has a light gray white hue that is only noticeable as gray by ceiling white covering. The color on the wall really doesn't need our finishing gray cover from just 1 coat. Better than most finishing flat wall paint. Certainly did not expect that from a 10$/gal primer. Just the best.
by EM
3 people found this helpful
Great odor sealer
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Used to cover floor areas where our dog had peeded, when replacing our carpet, Covered impeccably and odor was completely gone when new carpet was put down, Wonderful product.
by mah2277
works great
The negative reviews do not represent the quality of this primer. It is very and opaque when you apply it. after it cures you are left with a smooth and consistent finish. for best results let it cute overnight.
by Elhikeador
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