Model # 3504

Internet #100398403

Store SKU #808461

Zinsser 1 qt. White Cover Stain Oil-Based Interior/Exterior Primer and Sealer
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Zinsser

1 qt. White Cover Stain Oil-Based Interior/Exterior Primer and Sealer

Overview

Zinsser Cover Stain 1 qt. Oil Base 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 qt. Oil Base 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
  • Tintable oil-based formula provides excellent adhesion to all surfaces without sanding
  • Flat/matte finish
  • Flat white finish
  • High hiding all surface primer hides dark colors and seals most interior and exterior stains
  • Cleans up with mineral spirits
  • Fast-drying oil-based formula provides exceptional stain killing power, hides dark colors and blocks stubborn stains from water, smoke and more
  • Online Price includes Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT
  • Note: product may vary by store

Product Overview

Model #: 3504
Sku #: 808461
Internet #: 100398403

Zinsser Cover Stain 1 qt. Oil Base 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
  • Tintable oil-based formula provides excellent adhesion to all surfaces without sanding
  • Flat/matte finish
  • Flat white finish
  • High hiding all surface primer hides dark colors and seals most interior and exterior stains
  • Cleans up with mineral spirits
  • Fast-drying oil-based formula provides exceptional stain killing power, hides dark colors and blocks stubborn stains from water, smoke and more
  • Online Price includes Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT
  • Note: product may vary by store

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Name 1-Qt. Adhesion Bonding Primer 1 qt. Gripper Interior/Exterior White Primer Sealer ORIGINAL 1-Qt. Low-VOC Oil-Based White Interior Primer, Sealer and Stain-Blocker
Brand KILZ Glidden Gripper KILZ
Ratings (67) (64) (344)
Container Size 1 QT-Quart
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type Primer
Primer Purpose Universal Color Changing,Difficult Surfaces,Low Odor,Low-VOC,Stain Blocking,Universal Odor Blocking,Stain Blocking
Mildew Resistant Yes
Paint/Stain Key Features No additional features UV/Fade Resistant Mildew Resistant
Sheen Flat/Matte Flat/Matte Flat/Matte
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Specifications

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
No additional features
Primer Purpose
Difficult Surfaces,Sealant,Stain Blocking
Sheen
Flat/Matte
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Drywall,Wood

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Satisfaction Guaranteed

Specifications

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
No additional features
Primer Purpose
Difficult Surfaces,Sealant,Stain Blocking
Sheen
Flat/Matte
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Drywall,Wood

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Satisfaction Guaranteed

Questions & Answers

How long does this primer to cure

Asked by: Ricold
Great question! Our Zinsser Cover Stain Oil-Based Primer dries to the touch in 30 minutes, and may be topcoated after 1 hour. The primer is fully cured after it has dried on the surface for 7 days.
Answered by: Rust-OleumSupport
Date published: 2017-12-19

Can Cover Stain be used on wood floors? I have old floors that cannot be refinished again. I wa...

Can Cover Stain be used on wood floors? I have old floors that cannot be refinished again. I want to paint them until I can afford to replace with laminate.
Asked by: STLGal
We do not recommend applying our Zinsser Cover Stain Primer to floors. For this type of application, we recommend applying our Zinsser BIN Shellac-Based Primer: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Zinsser-1-gal-B-I-N-Shellac-Based-White-Interior-Spot-Exterior-Primer-and-Sealer-00901/100398381
Answered by: Rust-OleumSupport
Date published: 2017-09-11

Is this suitable for shiny galvanized metal roofing? I prefer solvent-based and can I apply a co...

Is this suitable for shiny galvanized metal roofing? I prefer solvent-based and can I apply a coat of rusty metal primer on top of this?
Asked by: Gordie
Gordy, our Zinsser Cover Stain Primer and Sealer is not recommended for galvanized metal surfaces. Galvanized metal requires a water-based primer to prevent peeling from occurring due to saponification; which is a reaction between galvanized metals and oil-based coatings. Please give us a call at 800-899-1729 so that we can assist you with finding the best product for your application.
Answered by: Rust-OleumSupport
Date published: 2017-12-19

Can I cover wallpaper with this. Can I tiny the primer

Asked by: Debinewb
Our Zinsser Cover Stain may be used over both porous and nonporous wallpaper prior to painting. Water-based latex primers should not be used over porous (paper) wallpaper, however they will work well over nonporous (vinyl) wallpaper.
Answered by: Rust-OleumSupport
Date published: 2017-08-14
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Customer Reviews

1 qt. White Cover Stain Oil-Based Interior/Exterior Primer and Sealer is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best primer ever! I recently used this product to prime an old hutch that I am painting. I didn't want to have to sand it since there was a lot of details. I read on several reviews that this would be a great product to use in place of sanding and they were right! It went on great and wasn't drippy! I've used other primers that have been messy and drippy. I got a little bit on my hand but it came off very easily. It also doesn't have a strong oder which is great. I will definitely use this one again!
Date published: 2012-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As good as BIN for less $$$ Sprayed a couple pairs of louver doors that had yellowed & tannin bleed through after 20 Yrs. This paint lays down perfect, hides well & dries Fast. I read that B.M.'s. "Advance" water-borne Alkyd was not compatible with it but I had no problems. Using a HVLP & a 1.3 cap set I just had to reduce the paint a small Ammt. with thinner. I spent more time cleaning my spray-gun after using the Advance than I did the Zinsser, which went fast. Cover stain costs almost 50% less than the shellac & seems to perform as well. I'm glad I tried it.
Date published: 2015-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I needed I needed to paint a laminate bookcase, and choosing the right primer was key. I looked online and found multiple people rated this primer as their "go to" for these kinds of projects. I searched online and found that Home Depot had a better price AND it was available for pickup at the local store. The product was perfect for laminate furniture; it's very sticky and clings to any material. Because it's oil based, it dries quickly and was really easy to get on. My only issue was I forgot it was oil based and attempted to wash my roller in my tub; as soon as I put it under the water, I knew that was a dumb idea. I had stains on my finger nails for a couple days. I live in a small New York apartment and painted the bookcase inside with a few fans on, my window AC on in one room, and a couple windows open in others. The smell was fine (nothing like the spray paint I used for another project), and the whole project took only a few hours from the time I started priming to the time I reassembled the bookcase (I painted 1.5" white and yellow alternating vertical stripes only on the back panel). It took longer for the actual paint to dry. I will definitely continue to use this primer when I want to update my laminate furniture or work with other difficult materials, and highly recommend it. A little goes a long way and it will save you time and money in the long run.
Date published: 2014-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for priming stained mouldings prior to painting I used this to prime all of the stained wood mouldings (and window frames) prior to painting them. There was no need to sand which is the reason why I went with this primer. I used a latex topcoat and the results look great. Saved me a ton of money by not having to replace all of the mouldings. It is oil based so make sure you are prepared to do a thorough brush cleaning with paint thinner.
Date published: 2013-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A truly great product Renovating pro for 43 years, this is the very best primer around. Although latex has come a long way it just can't match the tenacity and finish of this stuff. Years ago we had a similar product called enamel under coater but this is better because it dries so fast. On new wood, on drywall under tile as a sealer, anywhere you really need it to work and for outside use "peel stop" also by zinseer. Way better than conventional primers.
Date published: 2014-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice primer for spraying I used this for the first time on an old dresser redo. This sealed everything up nicely including the rough sides to the drawers. I had to sand afterward but the surface is sooooo silky smooth. I used 220 paper and sanded very lightly, just to knock off overspray. Exquisite! I can not wait to put paint on this. It should lay out nice and flat and beautiful! I used this outside with a gravity fed gun and air compressor, I could smell the fumes through my respirator (not NIHOSH, I would like to get one specifically for this). This primer sands wonderfully after a couple of hours to a nice powdery finish, no gumming up and it feels VERY hard and not tacky at all like a latex primer. Also, after first coat of primer I filled all dings and scratches with drywall compound sanded flat and coated a second time with this primer. Provided a very nice finish and is nice and hard, should be very durable. This will be a dresser in a little girls room so will take some abuse. On the downside, clean up is not as easy as water based primer but I think it is worth it.
Date published: 2015-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked perfectly on my trim! I covered my 1990s honey colored trim. I sanded the poly down and applied 2 coats. Worked great!
Date published: 2016-04-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from the worst product ever for exterior it says that the oil primmer is for exterior..on 3 different occasions i used the oil primmer for exterior wood siding. i scraped,washed everything and when it was good and dry used this primmer..within 1 year everything was crackling alligatord and peeling..i will never use cover stain again. i had to power sand a whole exterior of a house because i used this product..and i had to do it for free..if you need a good exterior oil primmer,sherwin williams has a good one..i highly recommend never use cover stain for exterior work.. i learned the hard way and it cost my a lot
Date published: 2014-12-22
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