Model # 3501

Internet #100398377

Store SKU #132059

Zinsser 1 gal. White Cover Stain Interior/Exterior Primer and Sealer
0047719035015

Zinsser

1 gal. White Cover Stain Interior/Exterior Primer and Sealer

$1798 /each

Overview

Zinsser Cover Stain 1 Gal. Oil Based White Interior/Exterior Primer and Sealer sticks to any surface without sanding and can be used under and over oil and latex topcoats. It features an oil-based formula that seals stains from water, smoke, fire, nicotine and tannin bleed. Excellent stain killer and bond coat, dries to the touch in just 30 minutes.
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Zinsser Cover Stain 1 Gal. Oil Based White Interior/Exterior Primer and Sealer sticks to any surface without sanding and can be used under and over oil and latex topcoats. It features an oil-based formula that seals stains from water, smoke, fire, nicotine and tannin bleed. Excellent stain killer and bond coat, dries to the touch in just 30 minutes.
  • Ideal for interior or exterior use such as sealing exterior wood and blocking tanning bleed
  • Covers up to 400 sq. ft. per gallon
  • Flat/matte finish
  • High hiding all surface primer hides dark colors and seals most interior and exterior stains
  • Oil-based formula provides excellent adhesion to all surfaces without sanding
  • Ensures longer life of top coats
  • Fast-drying oil-based formula provides exceptional stain killing power, hides dark colors and blocks stubborn stains from water, smoke and more
  • Dries to touch in 30 minutes
  • Clean up spills and drips with a rag soaked in mineral spirits
  • Online price includes PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT

Product Overview

Model #: 3501
Sku #: 132059
Internet #: 100398377

Zinsser Cover Stain 1 Gal. Oil Based White Interior/Exterior Primer and Sealer sticks to any surface without sanding and can be used under and over oil and latex topcoats. It features an oil-based formula that seals stains from water, smoke, fire, nicotine and tannin bleed. Excellent stain killer and bond coat, dries to the touch in just 30 minutes.

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  • Ideal for interior or exterior use such as sealing exterior wood and blocking tanning bleed
  • Covers up to 400 sq. ft. per gallon
  • Flat/matte finish
  • High hiding all surface primer hides dark colors and seals most interior and exterior stains
  • Oil-based formula provides excellent adhesion to all surfaces without sanding
  • Ensures longer life of top coats
  • Fast-drying oil-based formula provides exceptional stain killing power, hides dark colors and blocks stubborn stains from water, smoke and more
  • Dries to touch in 30 minutes
  • Clean up spills and drips with a rag soaked in mineral spirits
  • Online price includes PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT

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Name 1 gal. White Cover Stain Interior/Exterior Primer and Sealer Original 1 gal. White Low-VOC Oil-Based Interior Primer, Sealer and Stain-Blocker 1 gal. White Oil-Based Interior/Exterior Primer, Sealer and Stain-Blocker Odorless 1 gal. White Oil-Based Interior Primer, Sealer and Stain-Blocker
Brand Zinsser KILZ KILZ KILZ
Ratings (9) (399) (133) (124)
Container Size 1 GA-Gallon 1 GA-Gallon 1 GA-Gallon 1 GA-Gallon
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type Primer Primer Primer Primer
Primer Purpose Color Changing,Stain Blocking Odor Blocking,Stain Blocking Odor Blocking,Stain Blocking Odor Blocking,Stain Blocking
Paint/Stain Key Features Sealer Mildew Resistant Mildew Resistant Mildew Resistant
Sheen Flat/Matte Flat/Matte Flat/Matte Flat/Matte
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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
1 GA-Gallon

Details

Application Method
Brush,Paint Sprayer,Roller
Coating Product Category
Primer
Color Family
Whites
Color/Finish
White
Dry to touch (min.)
30
Interior/Exterior
Exterior,Interior
Paint/Stain Base Material
Oil
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Mineral Spirits
Paint/Stain Key Features
Sealer
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Primer
Primer Purpose
Color Changing,Stain Blocking
Sheen
Flat/Matte
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Wood

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Satisfaction guaranteed for full refund of purchase price

Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
1 GA-Gallon

Details

Application Method
Brush,Paint Sprayer,Roller
Coating Product Category
Primer
Color Family
Whites
Color/Finish
White
Dry to touch (min.)
30
Interior/Exterior
Exterior,Interior
Paint/Stain Base Material
Oil
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Mineral Spirits
Paint/Stain Key Features
Sealer
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Primer
Primer Purpose
Color Changing,Stain Blocking
Sheen
Flat/Matte
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Wood

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Satisfaction guaranteed for full refund of purchase price

Questions & Answers

Can this be used as a drywall primer?

Can this be used as a drywall primer?
Asked by: Painter
Yes, although there are better options out there. Basic cheap PVA primer is cheaper and easier to work with and clean up than this primer. But this primer will prime almost anything.
Answered by: Paul
Date published: 2017-12-03

roughly how many SF will a gallon cover? unfinished, subfloor??

roughly how many SF will a gallon cover? unfinished, subfloor??
Asked by: TL
This item covers 400-450 square feet.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2018-04-04

I have quite a lot of interior trim to paint and I am concerned about lingering fumes for the nex...

I have quite a lot of interior trim to paint and I am concerned about lingering fumes for the next month of my project. Does this put off a pretty strong odor? Would you recommend the low VOC version of this product verses the normal Cover Stain to prime interior trim?
Asked by: JohnnyTrimPaint
We are happy to help, Johnny! Rust-Oleum Zinsser Cover Stain Oil-Based Primer and Sealer is a fast-drying oil-based primer that can be topcoated after one hour in ideal conditions, even on interior surfaces. Please keep in mind that each person has different sensitives to odors and the drying conditions can affect the odor as well. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3
Answered by: Rust-OleumSupport
Date published: 2018-01-05

1)I see on one of your answers you say to spot prime knot holes with another product, I plan on p...

1)I see on one of your answers you say to spot prime knot holes with another product, I plan on priming and painting exterior cedar shutters, is the spot priming necessary? 2) You say it can be used on all materials, I assume that includes aluminum?
Asked by: WID
Happy to help! Rust-Oleum Zinsser Cover Stain Oil-Based Primer is suitable for use on aluminum surfaces. Any knots or sap streaks should be spot primed with Rust-Oleum Zinsser B-I-N Shellac-Based Primer and Sealer for the best results. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Zinsser-1-qt-B-I-N-Shellac-Based-White-Interior-Spot-Exterior-Primer-and-Sealer-00904/100398380 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3
Answered by: Rust-OleumSupport
Date published: 2017-12-12
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Customer Reviews

1 gal. White Cover Stain Interior/Exterior Primer and Sealer is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm remodeling a house that was built in 1977. I had to repaint all the old doors and trim, whic... I'm remodeling a house that was built in 1977. I had to repaint all the old doors and trim, which still had the original 1977 oil based (maybe leaded) paint. I wanted to paint over the oil based paint with modern latex paint. I tried water based and oil based Killz primer, with no luck. The latex paint would not adhere to the oil based paint. Then I tried this stuff, it worked GREAT. Its pretty thin, so a gallon goes a long ways. It dries to the touch quickly, but in my experience you should wait at least 24 hours before painting over it for best results, and after about 24 hours most of the smell goes away. It is oil based, so its hard to clean up, and smells bad. Like all primers, it does not go on evenly, and the finish looks uneven after its dried. However, once you paint over it, the paint will look fantastic.
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trial and Error, don’t roll it on with a nap roller. Do not roll this on with a nap roller or youll be sanding it all back down and waiting 2 days or more for it to dry. Fast drying time when I brushed it on, wait 24 hours to allow it to completely dry though.
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Didn't go on very smooth at all ... Didn't go on very smooth at all
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great!... Works great!
Date published: 2018-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Primer/Sealer for cat urine & cigarette smoke I've used Zinsser Bin Oil-based primer on 2 separate occassions and both times it has performed beautifully!! The first was a complete remodel of a 2500 sq ft house that had about 9 cats living there. We had to cut out some of the subfloor it was so badly saturated with cat urine. However, we coated the baseboards, walls and pretty much everything else with 2 coats of oil-based zinsser (1 coat probably would have done the trick, but we wanted to make sure the smell was gone). No more cat urine smell - it was amazing. The other occassion was repainting several rooms in a home that was occupied by a heavy smoker (ie. heavy deposits on the walls). We tried to clean the gunk off the walls the best we could with several cleaners because we didn't believe that zinsser would seal it and it would bleed through. However, much to our amazement, 1 coat of zinsser sealed it right up and we painted over it and the smoke smell was gone too. I would use Kilz 2 for basic priming/sealing but if you need a really good sealant - zinsser bin is the way to go!
Date published: 2010-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This review is being written 6/18/2017 for the Zinsser 1 Gal. White Cover Stain Interior/Exterior... This review is being written 6/18/2017 for the Zinsser 1 Gal. White Cover Stain Interior/Exterior Primer and Sealer, advertised and sold by Home Depot. I've had good luck using this for interior applications (drywall and cabinetry). This does cover some stains (water marks for example), without a problem. Application over latex is OK, and topcoat with latex is OK. Since it's oil-based, it does have fumes and appropriate ventilation is recommended.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I’ve used this product several times and it is like the Swiss Army knife of primers: - Inexpensiv... I’ve used this product several times and it is like the Swiss Army knife of primers: - Inexpensive compared to other primers. - Low odor when compared to other oil based paints/primers. - No pre-sanding required (Although I do scuff painted surfaces with a ScotchBrite pad.) - Can prime over latex or oil. - Can topcoat with latex or oil. - Dries fast. - Durable. If it doesn’t work for you, you are either using the wrong product for the application or are applying it wrong.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not block tannin from simple materials such as plywood. It bleeds through despite multiple coats. I was certain I had the right product, it was oil based which is always effective, the label even says it's a bond coat and stain blocker which includes oils from wood such as tannin which can be expected from cedar and plywood. I was painting the underside eves of my grandmother's house who recently had her very expensive roof put on also by home depot. The plywood sheeting was new and she wanted them painted. So as her grandson and having experience in painting and such I was quite embarrassed when she asked why the wood was bleeding through despite the high quality primer I bought. So after getting a headache from the heavy oil fumes from putting several coats down i finally finished one side of the house and quit. I won't return to this primer again. Also, it was cloudy, not raining, and about 70% humidity and 70F temperature. If that's important to you. Avoid this product if you can.
Date published: 2016-10-09
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