Model # 3501

Internet #100398377

Store SKU #132059

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

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

$ 18 98 /each

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Product 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.
  • 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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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
Number per Package
1
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
Number per Package
1
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: PhysicsDude
Date published: 2018-04-26

Will this work on vinyl shutters?

Will this work on vinyl shutters?
Asked by: Angela
Rust-Oleum Zinsser Cover Stain works great on vinyl surfaces, Angela. We recommend making sure the surface is cleaned, dry, and sound before applying the product. You can allow it to dry for 45 minutes and then apply a water or oil based top coat to finish the application. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 1
Answered by: Rust-OleumSupport
Date published: 2018-08-06

Can I use for basement walls?

Can I use for basement walls?
Asked by: tt
Thank you for reaching out! Yes, our Zinsser Cover Stain Primer may be applied to basement walls prior to painting. Please keep in mind that this primer is not designed to repel hydrostatic pressure. If there is a moisture or hydrostatic pressure issue on this surface, we recommend applying our Zinsser WaterTite Mold & Mildew-Proof Waterproofing Paint directly to the concrete walls: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Zinsser-1-gal-WaterTite-Mold-and-Mildew-Proof-White-Oil-Based-Waterproofing-Interior-Exterior-Paint-Case-of-2-5001/204068078 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2
Answered by: Rust-OleumSupport
Date published: 2018-07-19

We need to paint after the primer or we can use like a paint

Asked by: Srjg27
You will need to apply paint after using this primer.
Answered by: Lane64
Date published: 2018-05-29
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Customer Reviews

Cover Stain 1 gal. White Oil-Based Interior/Exterior Primer and Sealer is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 39.
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 Kudos to the associate at Home Depot who helped me... Kudos to the associate at Home Depot who helped me select the primer and paint for my kitchen cabinets. He added a few drops of black to the primer to make for easier coverage with the paint color. I would recommend doing that and more of the actual color. White is hard to cover sometimes. Unless of course, your final paint color is white or a light color.
Date published: 2018-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Primer worked great over dark-green-striped vinyl wallpaper. I also used... Primer worked great over dark-green-striped vinyl wallpaper. I also used it as a primer on laminate cabinets after sanding with an 80-grit sanding sponge. The adhesion is awesome. I would highly recommend this product. It also doesn't smell as bad as other oil-based paint products that I have used in the past.
Date published: 2018-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Primed wall and ceiling. Sprayed nearly 10 gal at... Primed wall and ceiling. Sprayed nearly 10 gal at very low pressure in airless rig. This put the primer on the surface, and then we backrolled and backbrushed. We used this product to seal nicotine stained walls after cleaning with bleach solution. Cons: odor, dries quickly (short working time
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This has always been a great product for me with better coverages than most primers. However, tr... This has always been a great product for me with better coverages than most primers. However, trying to find a can that didn't have a huge dent in it was nearly impossible. All of the cans looked like they fell a long distance off of a truck.
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was paint cedar pickets for a fence with Behr exterior paint and primer (recommended for fences... I was paint cedar pickets for a fence with Behr exterior paint and primer (recommended for fences) and the bleed thru was awful. Got this primer and it totally did the trick. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2018-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this product to prime the inside of a... I bought this product to prime the inside of a fiberglass boat. It worked super well then followed up with Rustolium Top Side Marine Paint. It’s working great.
Date published: 2018-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We painted some old cabinets in our new house. This... We painted some old cabinets in our new house. This worked great! The paint stuck to it really well, it applied easily. Bought some more for our next project.
Date published: 2018-08-14
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