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Cover Stain 5 gal. White High Hide 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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Product Overview

Zinsser High Hide Cover Stain 5 gal. Oil-Base Flat White Interior/Exterior Primer and Sealer 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, adhesion and dries to the touch in just 35 minutes.
  • For interior or exterior use on most types of surfaces
  • Tintable oil-based formula provides excellent adhesion to all surfaces without sanding
  • Ensures longer life of top coats
  • Flat white finish
  • High hiding all surface primer hides dark colors and seals most interior and exterior stains
  • Clean up spills and drips with a rag soaked in mineral spirits
  • Fast-drying oil-based formula provides exceptional stain killing and adhesion power and is excellent for sealing water-soluble tannin bleed on cedar and redwood
  • Online price includes PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT



  • California residents

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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
5 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.)
35
Interior/Exterior
Exterior,Interior
Number per Package
1
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Mineral Spirits
Paint/Stain Features
Sealer
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Primer
Primer Purpose
Color Changing,Stain Blocking
Returnable
90-Day
Sheen
Flat/Matte
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Drywall,Wood

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Satisfaction guaranteed for full refund of purchase price

Questions & Answers

35Questions25Answers

Will this cover tannins from mahogany?

Asked by Sarah March 3, 2021
2
Answers

Happy to help, Sarah! Rust-Oleum Zinsser Cover Stain Oil-Based Primer will block tannin bleed on bare and previously painted wood surfaces. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

Can I use this on my subfloor prior to applying peel and stick tile?

Asked by MK September 19, 2020
2
Answers

i think it is intended to be used as a base coat primer for paint, not sure about tile.

Is this suitable for T1-11 siding before using an elastomeric acrylic paint?

Asked by CMay August 23, 2020
1
Answer

Thank you for reaching out, CMay. The Rust-Oleum Zinsser CoverStain Primer can certainly be topcoated with an elastomeric acrylic paint after at least 2 hours of drying. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5

Any suggestions on how to get rid of the odor? My whole house smells so bad, we are not staying a...

Asked by Drew March 8, 2020
4
Answers

Paint one room at a time and seal that room off. ...I cover doorways with red rosin paper and seal them shut with painters tape. Limit yourself to one coat per day, and keep the windows open with fans blowing in the room being painted.

Can it be applied to a carpet type trailer ceiling

Asked by Ronzo January 3, 2020
2
Answers

Thank you for reaching out! We do not recommend applying our Zinsser Cover Stain Oil-Based Primer to carpet material; the carpet and adhesive should be removed prior to priming. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2

Can this be used on a wood ceiling that has a dewaxed shellac on it?

Asked by Heather November 6, 2019
3
Answers

We like the way you think, Heather! Rust-Oleum Zinsser Cover Stain Oil-Based Primer and Sealer is suitable for use on previously painted and finished surfaces. Since the shellac does not have wax in it, it is a sound surface to be painted over. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

Will this primer prevent knots from bleeding through?

Asked by JimmyP August 25, 2019
3
Answers

Yes, it’s the only thing that will.

Can it be applied with a paint sprayer

Asked by Joe July 14, 2019
2
Answers

Hi Joe, thank you for reaching out! Yes, our Zinsser Cover Stain Oil-Based Primer can be applied using a sprayer. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using spray equipment. For airless spraying, use a 0.015 to 0.017" tip at 1500 to 2000 psi. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2

What kind of roller is recommended by Zinsser for this?

Asked by nastro July 9, 2019
3
Answers

I use a short nap, small roller for my usual projects, I sand in between coats with 220 grit, lightly

Does this product need a light sanding after application? Brushed/rolled on 2 coats over degloss...

Asked by Kev June 3, 2019
3
Answers

I sand in between coats with 220 grit lightly

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.7
    out of 147 reviews
  • 91% recommend this product
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Former Owners were heavy smokers. Everything was covered in tar. Used this as a Primer on walls and trim. Worked great. It does have a strong smell, but I prefer it to the previous smell.
by TheDogsCar
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This product was simple & easy to use as I painted my game room paneling which was dark brown & the
This product was simple & easy to use as I painted my game room paneling which was dark brown & the
by Jerry
good producr...
good producr
by HomeDepotCustomer
This was the best primer I have ever used! Needed to paint oak trim throughout our house includi...
This was the best primer I have ever used! Needed to paint oak trim throughout our house including windows and doors, the end result was beautiful! It went on thick but was not difficult to work with. It has a very strong smell so you need to make sure there is plenty of ventilation, but it was worth it.
by jesslynn
covers great
The paint is strong smelling but it's necessary for covering wood paneling. It covers well with one coat and it's a decent price.
by JC
Great product I have used it for over twenty years...
Great product I have used it for over twenty years
by HomeDepotCustomer
Thes primer is the best for me always
Thes primer is the best for me always
by Franky
This seems to be a good primer as a product but the smell is unbearable. Made the mistake in coa...
This seems to be a good primer as a product but the smell is unbearable. Made the mistake in coating a piece of plywood in the basement and the odor almost drove my family out of the house. If it is in the instructions to never use indoors I missed it. I will never use it indoors again.
by Ray
Response from Rust-OleumSupportApr 23, 2021
We understand your frustration, Ray. The odor for the Rust-Oleum Zinsser Cover Stain Primer can depend on one's sense of smell. When painting, it is important to ensure the area is well-ventilated, using a fan if necessary. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5 Rustoleum
Great coverage over stains and marks. Thick, easy to work with. Only down side is a very strong...
Great coverage over stains and marks. Thick, easy to work with. Only down side is a very strong smell.
by chrisalexandria
The fumes from this primer are horrible. There are ways to make a good primer with low VOCs . Eve...
The fumes from this primer are horrible. There are ways to make a good primer with low VOCs . Even with ventilation this product should only be used outside.
by mel
Response from Rust-OleumSupportApr 23, 2021
We appreciate your feedback! Since Rust-Oleum Zinsser Cover Stain Oil-Based Primer is oil-based, it will have a stronger odor than most water-based coatings. With any application, we always recommend applying in an area with proper ventilation. If looking for a water-based primer, we recommend Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Water-Based Primer!
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Zinsser-Bulls-Eye-1-2-3-1-Gal-White-Water-Based-Interior-Exterior-Primer-and-Sealer-2001/100398391
- Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
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