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Cover Stain 1 gal. White Oil-Based Interior/Exterior Primer and Sealer (4-Pack)

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$139.92 /case
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  • 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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Product Details
  • 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
About This Product

Zinsser 1 gal. White Cover Stain Interior/Exterior Primer and Sealer (Case of 4) sticks to any surface without sanding. Exceptional stain killing power, its oil-based formula effectively seals stains from water, smoke, fire, nicotine and blocks tanning bleed. It offers excellent flexibility and adhesion.

  • Ideal for interior or exterior use such as sealing exterior wood and blocking tanning bleed
  • Covers up to 400 sq. ft. per gallon
  • Flat white 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
  • Online price includes PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT, WA
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Product ID #: 202058888Internet #: 320066054367Model #: 3501

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Specifications

Container Size: 1 Gallon

Dimensions

Container Size1 Gallon

Details

ApplicationSealerApplication MethodBrush, Paint Sprayer, Roller
Base MaterialOil BasedCoating Product CategoryPrimer
Color FamilyWhiteColor FamilyWhites
Color/FinishWhiteDry to Touch (min.)30 min
Interior/ExteriorExterior, InteriorNumber of coats recommended1
Number per Package4Paint/Stain Clean UpMineral Spirits
Paint/Stain FeaturesSealerPrimer PurposeColor Changing, Odor Blocking, Stain Blocking
Returnable90-DaySheenFlat/Matte
Surface Material UseConcrete/Brick/Masonry/Stone, Drywall, Metal, Wood

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Questions & Answers

197Questions
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Q:Can I use super paint to apply for top coat
by|Nov 25, 2023
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A:  Happy to help, Frank! Rust-Oleum Zinsser Cover Stain Oil-Based Primer can be topcoated with oil or water-based paints. Brush-on and spray paints can both be applied over this primer as well. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

by|Nov 27, 2023
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    Q:Can I paint with a acrylic waterborne paint over cover stain?
    by|Nov 12, 2023
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    A:  Great question, Gina! Yes, Rust-Oleum Zinsser Cover Stain Oil-Based Primer can be topcoated with water-based paints. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

    by|Nov 13, 2023
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      Q:Is this alkaline resistant? I would like to use it on a wooden porch that was chemically stripped. Thank you
      by|Nov 5, 2023
      1 Answer
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      A:  Thank you for reaching out, Erick! Rust-Oleum Zinsser Cover Stain Oil-Based Primer is not considered to be alkaline-resistant. While this product can be used on exterior wood surfaces, we do not recommend it for use on porches, decks, or any other surfaces that will receive foot traffic. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

      by|Nov 6, 2023
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        Q:Can I use this as a primer to update on marble around a whirlpool tub? If it can be used, then I would paint a semi gloss water base paint for the final finish.
        by|Oct 16, 2023
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        A:  We appreciate your interest, Lois! While Rust-Oleum Zinsser Cover Stain Oil-Based Primer will adhere to most surfaces, it is not intended for use on marble. We also do not recommend this primer for use in a tub, as the constant exposure to moisture and humidity will cause it to blister and peel. At this time, we do not have a primer or paint that we can recommend for this type of application. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

        by|Oct 17, 2023
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          Customer Reviews

          4.6 out of 5
          • 4.6 out of 711 reviews
          • 86% 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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          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
            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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            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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            Was able to cover 30+ years of nicotine staining and odors. Needed more than what was recommende...
            Was able to cover 30+ years of nicotine staining and odors. Needed more than what was recommended coverage by the manufacturer though. Still not a concern - great product.
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            2 found this review helpful
            Product is thin, watery, and although says it can be applied to raw wood, has raised rough fibers...
            Product is thin, watery, and although says it can be applied to raw wood, has raised rough fibers on what was a smooth surface sign board. I'll have to sand and reapply the product. Missed my deadline delivery due to the extra steps involved.
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            Response from Rust-OleumSupportDec 12, 2018
            Let's see what we can figure out. When applying Rust-Oleum Zinsser CoverStain Primer, make sure that the surface is clean and dry. The wood should be sanded with 80 to 100 grit sandpaper to remove loose or weathered wood fibers and mill glaze. The surface should also be washed with an appropriate ammoniated cleaning solution or solvent (do not use TSP as a cleaner). We need to know more about your experience to get to the bottom of this. Please call us at 888-855-1774 to discuss further. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5 Rustoleum
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            2 found this review helpful
            Pain to clean up but covers great! Used it to prime a desk and dresser. Takes 2 coats to cover a ...
            Pain to clean up but covers great! Used it to prime a desk and dresser. Takes 2 coats to cover a darkwood for a light color paint. Water based acrylic bonded to it great! Let it sit 24 hours between coats.
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            2 found this review helpful
            Very easy to work with and did the job perfect with one coat.
            Very easy to work with and did the job perfect with one coat.
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            • Recommended
            Cover really good. A bit strong in odor but good...
            Cover really good. A bit strong in odor but good overall
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