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Cover Stain 1 gal. White High Hide Alkyd-Base Interior/Exterior Primer and Sealer (2-Pack)

  • Water-Based primer seals most stains and provides great adhesion
  • Hides dark colors and excellent stubborn stain blocker
  • Fast drying can be coated in 1 hour, easy soap and water cleanup
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Zinsser 1 gal. White Alkyd Cover Stain Primer (Case of 2) is a low-VOC high-performance, all-surface modified alkyd-base primer-sealer that offers outstanding adhesion and stain blocking power. Use for fire, smoke and water damage. It seals in 1 coat offering excellent hold-out for enamels.
  • Ideal for both interior and exterior applications
  • Covers up to 400 sq. ft. per gallon depending on surface porosity
  • Flat white finish
  • High hiding all surface primer hides dark colors and seals most interior and exterior stains
  • Water-based formula sticks to most surfaces without requiring sanding for ease of use
  • Ensures longer life of top coats
  • Fast-drying alkyd formula provides exceptional stain killing power and blocks stubborn stains from water, smoke and more
  • Dries to touch in 30 minutes
  • Clean up 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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Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product TypeSealerSealerSealerSealer
Container Size1 Gallon1 Gallon1 Gallon5 Gallon
SheenFlat/MatteFlat/MatteFlat/MatteFlat/Matte
Substrate/Surface Use TypeConcrete/Brick/Masonry/Stone,Drywall,Metal,WoodDrywallCeiling,Concrete/Brick/Masonry/Stone,WoodConcrete/Brick/Masonry/Stone,Drywall,Wood
Application MethodBrush,Paint Sprayer,RollerBrush,Paint Sprayer,RollerBrush,Paint Sprayer,RollerBrush,Paint Sprayer,Roller
Paint/Stain FeaturesLow VOC,Mildew ResistantSealerSealerSealer
Primer Purpose Color Changing,Stain BlockingSealantColor Changing,Stain Blocking
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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
1 Gallon

Details

Application Method
Brush,Paint Sprayer,Roller
Base Material
Oil Based
Coating Product Category
Primer
Color Family
Whites
Color/Finish
White
Dry to touch (min.)
30 min
Interior/Exterior
Exterior,Interior
Number of coats recommended
1
Number per Package
2
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Soap & Water
Paint/Stain Features
Sealer
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Sealer
Primer Purpose
Color Changing,Stain Blocking
Returnable
90-Day
Sheen
Flat/Matte
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Drywall

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Satisfaction guaranteed for full refund of purchase price

Questions & Answers

16Questions12Answers

Can I use this over dried oil paint on canvas?

Asked by Wayne June 18, 2020
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Answer

Thank you for reaching out, Wayne. Rust-Oleum Zinsser CoverStain Primer can be applied to oil-based paint on canvas as long as it is completely dried. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5

Can I use this to paint an old deck? I don't want to paint another color/coat on top, just use th...

Asked by tekchik August 23, 2019
1
Answer

Let's talk about this! While Rust-Oleum Zinsser Cover Stain High-Hide Oil-Based Primer can be used on exterior wood surfaces, it is not intended for use on decks due to the exposure to foot traffic. Since this is a primer, it does require an opaque topcoat for full durability and adhesion. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

does this primer work well on pressure treated wood prior to painting

Asked by bigdog March 20, 2019
1
Answer

Thanks for reaching out! Rust-Oleum Zinsser Cover Stain can be applied to pressure treated wood as long as the wood has weathered or dried for a season. Generally, you would like the moisture content to be below 15% in the wood which a moisture meter can give you an idea where the range is at. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 1

how do you dilute this primer?

Asked by zeek March 11, 2019
1
Answer

Thank you for reaching out, Zeek! To ensure full coverage and proper performance, we do not recommend thinning Rust-Oleum Zinsser Cover Stain Oil-Based Primer. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

I have a client who wants to paint her currently stained and polyurethaned trim and moulding. I'm...

Asked by Paintress January 24, 2019
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Answers

Yes, this product is suitable for the job.

will this cover shellacked wood trim?

Asked by dano January 10, 2019
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Answers

Yes, this product can be used on smooth surfaces without sanding.

would this be appropriate put on a sanded polyurethane chair surface, before putting on a latex p...

Asked by Mark December 8, 2018
1
Answer

We like how you think, Mark. Yes, you can apply Rust-Oleum Zinsser CoverStain to that type of surface as long as it is cleaned with soap and water as well. You can topcoat this product after it has dried for at least 2 hours. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5

Will this seal and stop seepage from knot holes on pine interlocking ceiling planks? Does this p...

Asked by Deb July 17, 2018
1
Answer

Hi Deb, thanks for reaching out! Our Zinsser Cover Stain does not contain shellac, however, our Zinsser B-I-N Shellac-Based Primer does, and that is the primer we recommend for sealing knot holes: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Zinsser-1-gal-B-I-N-Shellac-Based-White-Interior-Spot-Exterior-Primer-and-Sealer-00901/100398381 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2

Can this be used on PVC with a latex topcoat?

Asked by ArtM August 9, 2017
1
Answer

Yes! Rust-Oleum Zinsser Cover Stain Oil-Based Primer Sealer will adhere to a PVC surface and may be top-coated with a latex top coat after an hour of drying.

Can thus be used on bedroom doors to closets that are painted white and now want to stain the doors

Asked by Cindy April 9, 2017
1
Answer

Thank you for reaching out, Cindy! Rust-Oleum Zinsser High Hide Cover Stain Primer is an oil-based primer that provides excellent penetration and flexibility and has excellent adhesion and stain blocking properties. It is suitable for use over previously painted surfaces that are in good, sound condition. Prior to staining, we recommend checking with that stain manufacturer to ensure the stain is suitable for use over previously painted surfaces.

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Customer Reviews

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by HomeDepotCustomer
Good coverage of water stains on ceiling. Easy application....
Good coverage of water stains on ceiling. Easy application.
by JWK
Works great, but frys your brain
Great coverage and adherence. Although, even with ventilation I was dizzy and disoriented from the overwheming fumes.
by Sitotis
Response from Rust-OleumSupportMar 10, 2020
That is not what we like to hear! Our Zinsser Cover Stain Oil-Based Primer contains solvents, and adequate ventilation is required during use. This may include opening windows, doors, and using fans to ensure fresh air is entering the application area. Use of a NIOSH approved respirator may be used as well. If any symptoms such as dizziness occur, leave the area immediately for fresh air. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2 Rustoleum
I have used this primer for 15 years and have never had a failure yet. I do restoration work on o...
I have used this primer for 15 years and have never had a failure yet. I do restoration work on old victorian style homes and paint wood sashes, window and door screens, and exterior moldings and any/all exterior wood. This product is the ONLY primer that accepts latex paint without a light sanding (not possible with other oil based primers over oil based paint). All the major brands of paint, both oil and latex based, adhere to it and do not flake or come off like fruit rollup similar to other primers I have tried. I will agree with the review that states it doesn't sand well, and why should it? I want the best protection I can get, not sanding well means it has adhered and WILL protect the wood which is what I am after. Will continue to use this product as long as it is available.
by CatDogSJ
2 people found this helpful
Paint was lumped at the bottom of the can and...
Paint was lumped at the bottom of the can and I found it very difficult to mix. Despite mixing for 10-15 mins, I could see clots. Does not sand well.
by Kevin
Response from Rust-OleumSupportMay 26, 2017
Something is amiss here, Kevin! While some settling may occur over time with any paint or primer, the product should not remain clumpy after mixing for such a long period of time. We need to know more to get to the bottom of this, please give us a call at 888-855-1774, we want to try to make things right! Rustoleum
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