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1 gal. Odor Killing Interior Primer

  • Low odor primer kills existing odors on interior surfaces
  • Permanently seals the surface with a clear ready to paint finish
  • Dries to touch in 30 minutes and covers up to 400 sq. ft.
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Product Overview

Zinsser 1 gal. Odor Killing Primer is an easy-to-use interior primer that kills existing odors and dries clear to maintain surface appearance. Provides superior odor control in a low odor water-based formula. Eliminates existing odors on surfaces from food, pets, urine, tobacco and fire.
  • Suitable for use on interior walls cabinetry and floors to kill existing odors on surfaces
  • Covers up to 400 sq. ft. depending on surface porosity
  • Flat finish goes on white to ensure even application yet, dries clear to maintain surface appearance
  • Superior odor killing formula in a safe to use in water-based formula
  • Compatible with any clear finish or paint including oil-base, solvent or water-based formulas
  • Dries in 45 minutes for quick project completion
  • Low-VOC formula means little odor during application
  • Cleans up easily with soap and water
  • Online price includes PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT, WA



  • California residents

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BrandKILZ RESTORATIONZinsserZinsserZinsser
Name1 Gal. White Interior Primer, Sealer, and Stain Blocker1 qt. Odor Killing Interior Primer (4-Pack)5 gal. Drywall Primer1 gal. Odor Killing Interior Primer
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Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product TypePrimerSealerSealerSealer
Primer PurposeColor Changing,Odor Blocking,Sealant,Stain BlockingLow Odor,Odor BlockingColor ChangingLow Odor,Odor Blocking
Container Size1 Gallon1 Quart5 Gallon1 Gallon
SheenFlat/MatteFlat/MatteFlat/MatteFlat/Matte
Substrate/Surface Use TypeCeiling,Concrete/Brick/Masonry/Stone,Drywall,Metal,Plaster,WoodCeiling,Concrete/Brick/Masonry/Stone,Drywall,Metal,Plastic,WoodDrywallCeiling,Concrete/Brick/Masonry/Stone,Drywall,Metal,Plastic,Wood
Application MethodBrush,Paint Sprayer,RollerBrush,Paint Sprayer,RollerBrush,Paint Sprayer,RollerBrush,Paint Sprayer,Roller
Paint/Stain FeaturesFast Drying,Low Odor,Sealer,Tintable,Top Coat RequiredDries ClearSealerDries Clear
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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
1 Gallon

Details

Application Method
Brush,Paint Sprayer,Roller
Base Material
Water Based
Coating Product Category
Primer
Color Family
Clear
Color/Finish
Clear
Dry to touch (min.)
45 min
Interior/Exterior
Interior
Number of coats recommended
1
Number per Package
1
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Soap & Water
Paint/Stain Features
Dries Clear
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Sealer
Primer Purpose
Low Odor,Odor Blocking
Sheen
Flat/Matte
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Ceiling,Concrete/Brick/Masonry/Stone,Drywall,Metal,Plastic,Wood

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Satisfaction guaranteed for full refund of purchase price

Questions & Answers

51Questions18Answers

Can I use this to block odors in the subfloor and then install self stick carpet tiles directly ...

Asked by Tim April 26, 2021
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Thanks for reaching out, Tim! The Rust-Oleum Zinsser Odor Killing Primer can be applied to a subfloor, and you can apply tiles over the top. We do not test directly with the adhesive, but it would be best to allow our product proper dry time (5-7 days to cure), before testing an area. We hope this helps! - Rust-Oleum Product Support 1

We have a room where there is a mildew smell. We've eradicated the mold but the drywall may have...

Asked by Charles April 12, 2021
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Answer

Hi Charles, if the walls were previously painted, we would recommend using our Zinsser Mold Killing Primer, followed by an application of our Zinsser Perma-White Mold and Mildew-Proof Primer as a top coat: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Zinsser-Perma-White-1-gal-Mold-Mildew-Proof-Satin-Interior-Paint-2-Pack-02711/202058887 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2

Can you use this product if you are going to install 3/4 hardwood floor over the subfloor The are...

Asked by c1nugent April 8, 2021
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Answer

Happy to help. Yes, Zinsser Odor Killer Primer can be applied to a wood sub-floor, as long as the sub-floor will be covered. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 6

Can this be used on basement paneling? With a top coat of regular paint?

Asked by Ck20 March 20, 2021
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Happy to help! Yes, Rust-Oleum Zinsser Odor Killing Primer can be used on paneling to help blocks odors on the surface. This product can be topcoated with oil or water-based paints. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

would this work for painting my floor and replacing the carpet over it? we had an elderly cat wh...

Asked by Sasha February 16, 2021
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Hi Sasha, thank you for reaching out! Pet stains and odors can be very difficult to remove, however, our Zinsser Odor Killing Primer is an excellent solution, and will even block urine odors. When using this primer on sub flooring prior to installing new carpet a top coat is not needed; you can just apply the primer then install the carpeting. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2

It says Flat/Matte...is there absolutely NO shine to this product? The shellac version is semigloss.

Asked by Sha January 16, 2021
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We can help you, Sha! Rust-Oleum Zinsser Odor Killing Primer will have a flat/matte finish. We do not recommend leaving any primers exposed without a topcoat. Primers are very porous and if not top coated can eventually lead to peeling, chipping or chalking. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5

The answer from Rust-oleum Support is not clear. If I apply this to the subfloor, Do I need to w...

Asked by David January 6, 2021
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really don't know the answer. I applied the odor killer to painted drywall .It was dry in 24 hrs. and I painted over it. Perhaps it has something to do with what your subfloor is. I would ask them again.

I spent 3hrs applying this product to ceilings and walls. Smoke smell os still through out house

Asked by Larry December 3, 2020
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Don't know but I think the smell is coming from some other source.

The can I have has solidified on the bottom. Is it useless?

Asked by Rodochan November 26, 2020
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Answer

We are happy to help! Some natural settling is expected if Rust-Oleum Zinsser Odor Killing Primer has not been used for some time. This settling should be easily reincorporated into the primer after mixing with a stir stick for 2 minutes. If the solid content does not mix well and you are unable to achieve a smooth, uniform mixture we would not recommend it for use. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 8

Can you recommend something to use to clean cat urine from woodwork before applying your product?

Asked by Kacy November 21, 2020
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Thanks for reaching out Kacy. Prior to applying Zinsser Odor Killing Primer surfaces must be clean, dry, sound and free of any contamination, mildew, rust or unsound coatings that may interfere with adhesion. If unsure, wash the surface with a low suds cleaning solution or a TSP substitute. For urine odors, avoid using ammonia. Rinse thoroughly and allow to dry. Rust-Oleum Krud Kutter Original Cleaner Degreaser can be used on pet stains. Always test on an inconspicuous area first. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Krud-Kutter-32-oz-Original-Concentrate-Cleaner-Degreaser-KK326/203396788 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 6

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Customer Reviews

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  • 62% recommend this product
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This has been the best product so far. Doesn't have a strong chemical smell and applies smoothly....
This has been the best product so far. Doesn't have a strong chemical smell and applies smoothly. I've never had a complaint when using this. It definitely does the job. :)
by Best
1 person found this helpful
Killed human and canine urine, etc. Easy to use. Repaired bamboo floor enough to cover and replac...
Killed human and canine urine, etc. Easy to use. Repaired bamboo floor enough to cover and replace later. Awesome product!
by Wee
We put Zinsser on a plywood subfloor of a bedroom in a rental property we are upgrading. There w...
We put Zinsser on a plywood subfloor of a bedroom in a rental property we are upgrading. There was a plain old "bad" smell that we could not ID, but Zinsser did! Went on easy-peasy (white), then dried (clear) … boom -- done! Thanks.
by Sal
The product does seal odors but it has a unique smell as well. In one of the areas we applied two...
The product does seal odors but it has a unique smell as well. In one of the areas we applied two layers of the primer and the smell is still there after installing underlayment and flooring, but it's lighter. Hope it can go away. The product is clear after dry as described, see photo, if you want to cover stains or other stuff on the subfloor you might want to try their BIN primer instead.
by Leslie
Response from Rust-OleumSupportAug 22, 2019
Thank you for your feedback, Leslie! In ideal conditions, Rust-Oleum Zinsser Odor Killing Primer fully cures after 7 days. After this point, any odor form the coating will have dissipated from the surface. Please keep in mind that higher humidity, cooler temperatures, or poor ventilation can extend the cure time.
- Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
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Totally works. Removed urine smell out of an area where...
Totally works. Removed urine smell out of an area where a cat lived for a long time. Amazing!
by Sky
It took away the odor temporarily....
It took away the odor temporarily.
by TAISHA
So far so good. Put it down on subflooring....
So far so good. Put it down on subflooring.
by JcCc87
I have painted 3 layers, waited for it to dry...
I have painted 3 layers, waited for it to dry and back and forth. It didn’t eliminate or covered the odors. Not worth it, should of just change the base floor instead.
by TyL
Response from Rust-OleumSupportJun 10, 2021
Oh no, this is not what we like to hear Ty. Zinsser Odor Killing Primer will kill existing odors found on
surfaces, thus eliminating unwanted airborne smells. Odor Killing Primer must be applied over the source of the odor, the surrounding area should then be aired out to remove any lingering odor. Give us a call at 888-855-1774 so we can hear more about your experience and work to make things right.
- Rust-Oleum Product Support 6 Rustoleum
The prior owners of the house smoke and I was unable to remove the odor from the walls. I used th...
The prior owners of the house smoke and I was unable to remove the odor from the walls. I used this product and the problem is now solved. I painted over this primer and I did not have to use a lot of paint as well. The walls look great. The smell is gone
by HomeDepotCustomer
no. it does dry clear.
so, if you intend to paint over it, by all means use it. it works fine on pet stained sheetrock. i painted over it. it was fine. if the object in question is wood, i suggest you use an enzyme based cleaner like Rocco & Roxie Stain & Odor Eliminator. it wont address the stain but it will address the smell for sure. once the smell is removed reseal the surface with varathane or something like it
by SufferLessInCatMandu
Response from Rust-OleumSupportJun 7, 2021
That's odd! To ensure Rust-Oleum Zinsser Odor Killing Primer does dry clear, it must be applied to a clean, dry surface. You also want to ensure that you are applying within the recommended temperatures and humidity levels.
- Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
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