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

  • Oil-Based primer seals, blocks stains and gives great adhesion
  • Requires no sanding, hides dark colors and prevents tannin bleed
  • Fast drying, stain killing primer can be coated in 1 hour
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About This Product

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.

Highlights

  • 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, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT, WA
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Product Information

Internet # 100398377

Model # 3501

Store SKU # 132059

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Specifications

Container Size: 1 Gallon

Dimensions

Container Size

1 Gallon

Details

Application

Sealer

Application Method

Brush, Paint Sprayer, Roller

Base Material

Oil Based

Coating Product Category

Primer

Color Family

White

Color Family

Whites

Color/Finish

White

Coverage Area (sq. ft)

400

Dry to Touch (min.)

30 min

Interior/Exterior

Exterior, Interior

Number of coats recommended

1

Number per Package

1

Paint/Stain Clean Up

Mineral Spirits

Paint/Stain Features

Sealer

Primer Purpose

Color Changing, Stain Blocking

Sheen

Flat/Matte

Surface Material Use

Wood

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Satisfaction guaranteed for full refund of purchase price

Questions & Answers

307Questions
caret
Q:can this oil base be pained over with latex paint
by|Jun 11, 2024
1 Answer
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A:  Great question, Mary! Yes, Rust-Oleum Zinsser Cover Stain Oil-Based Primer can be topcoated with a latex paint after 1 hour. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

by|Jun 12, 2024
    caret
    Q:can this cover oil stain on wood
    by|Jun 11, 2024
    1 Answer
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    A:  Happy to help, Mary! Whenever applying Rust-Oleum Zinsser Cover Stain Oil-Based Primer over stains, we do recommend trying to remove as much of the stain as possible and thoroughly cleaning the surface. This will ensure there is no loose material on the surface. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

    by|Jun 12, 2024
      caret
      Q:What can I use to paint a pressure treated deck around a pool to get a light to medium gray color?
      by|Apr 21, 2024
      1 Answer
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      A:  Happy to clear things up! While Rust-Oleum Zinsser Cover Stain Oil-Based Primer can be applied to exterior wood surfaces, we do not recommend it for use on decks due to the foot-traffic these areas receive. For exterior decks, we recommend Rust-Oleum RockSolid 6X Deck Coating. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Oleum-RockSolid-1-Gal-Gray-Exterior-6X-Deck-Coat-319638/307428163 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

      by|Apr 23, 2024
        caret
        Q:Can this product be used to primer Over wallpaper
        by|Apr 11, 2024
        1 Answer
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        A:  Happy to help! To ensure proper adhesion and performance, all wallpaper will need to be removed prior to applying Rust-Oleum Zinsser Cover Stain Oil-Based Primer. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

        by|Apr 11, 2024
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          Customer Reviews

          4.6 out of 5

          • 4.6 out of 800 reviews
          • 83% recommend this product
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          Building a trestle table base from poplar that will be...
          Building a trestle table base from poplar that will be painted. The Zinsser Cover Stain Primer was easy to use, but does have a strong smell. The primer base coat provided a great base for the Rustoleum semigloss spray paint allowing the color to be very deep and rich looking. Highly recommend the Zinsser primer for bare wood.
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          Love this product
          I always use this product. As a professional painter I’ve been called upon to fix projects that failed because so called painters did not use the proper primer to bond to cabinets that customers wanted painted white. I always use this product
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            Great coverage
            Covered white washed brick with one coat
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            1 found this review helpful
            Poor adhesion
            I painted my house about 8 years ago I used Zinsser Cover Stain oil base primer, premium caulk and a premium latex top coat, the house had new factory primed hardboard siding, the trim and fascia are wood. The preparation consisted of removing all loose paint by scraping and sanding. The house was power washed and tested for moisture content before applying primer. The gable and eve fascia began peeling within a couple of years now 8 years later most of the finish has peeled off exposing bare wood and a small areas of paint has peeled off of the siding. Maybe the primer was old, I had Home Depot machine shake all three 5 gallon and a 1 gallon cans then they were hand mixed prior to application by airless sprayer so the mixing should not have been a problem with adhesion failure. I feel sure that power washing the now house would take a the finishoff of the siding. I expected the paint to last longer than 8 years. Now the preparation and painting the 3 gables, eves and the window fascia needs to be prepared, primed and painted again. The painting should have lasted 15 years and it would have had the pruner not failed. I am quite disappointed in the performance of the primer, a huge waste on my time and money.
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            Response from Rust-OleumSupportMar 25, 2021
            Thank you for sharing your experience with Rust-Oleum Zinsser Cover Stain Oil-Based Primer. Please keep in mind, the life of a coating is dependent on several factors, including the condition of the surface and the elements it is exposed to. With a primer the topcoat used can also factor in. With this primer, with proper surface prep and application, it will last for several years.
            - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
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              This primer is thick in texture, it covers yellow stain on ceiling and wall from leak perfectly, ...
              This primer is thick in texture, it covers yellow stain on ceiling and wall from leak perfectly, also kills mold. No sanding, and no prep work is done, just used a fan to blow the ceiling completely dry. Two coats applied by using a 4" roller and a 1" foam brush for corners. This primer alone is good enough for me.
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              1 found this review helpful
              Painting over douglas fir siding that had not been painted in 20 years this primer saved a lot of...
              Painting over douglas fir siding that had not been painted in 20 years this primer saved a lot of money caused a lot sweat but its worth it looking at the finished product. The primer sealed the wood and helped paint suckin in to the untreated wood. Will last a long time and look good for ever. Great Product.
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              1 found this review helpful
              The primer worked very well. There was no bleed when painting over knots which were on my boards...
              The primer worked very well. There was no bleed when painting over knots which were on my boards. After applying a second coat there was no bleed through with the finish coat. There was also good adhesion and fair coverage on bear metal. In summary the performance was very good.
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              Water stains and tannins bleed right through
              Bought this to finish up priming the walls and some wood shelves in my garage. Both had some water damage so I was careful about buying primer that would cover it. I had started the project with Ben Moore’s INSL-X Prime Lock Plus, which covered the stains perfectly, but I ran out and bought some of this Zinsser stuff instead since I live near Home Depot. What a mistake! Every water stain and tannin bled right through. What a waste of a beautiful afternoon. Wish I could get a refund. Looks like I’ll be buying more INSL-X and redoing the job next weekend.
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              Response from Rust-OleumSupportMay 29, 2020
              That's odd, Jen! Rust-Oleum Zinsser Cover Stain Oil-Based Primer is great for blocking both water stains and tannin bleed. Since this is a primer, it will trap most stains in the film to prevent bleed through with the topcoat.
              - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
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                Ive used several different primers over the years but always come back to this one. It sticks to almost anything and you can use anything with it. It hides stains and tanins fron wood. I used a latex primer to prime oak cabinets, but was dealing with tanin bleed through. I used this over the latex primer and it completely hid the tanins in one coat.
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