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Cover Stain 5 gal. White Oil-Based Interior/Exterior Primer and Sealer

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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 Cover Stain 5 Gal. Oil Base 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 and adhesion.

  • Ideal for interior or exterior use such as sealing exterior wood and blocking tanning bleed
  • Covers up to 2000 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 Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT
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Product ID #: 100207033Internet #: 047719035008Model #: 3500

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Specifications

Container Size: 5 Gallon

Dimensions

Container Size5 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 Package1Paint/Stain Clean UpMineral Spirits
Paint/Stain FeaturesSealerPrimer PurposeColor Changing, Stain Blocking
Returnable90-DaySheenFlat/Matte
Surface Material UseConcrete/Brick/Masonry/Stone, Drywall, Metal, Wood

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Manufacturer WarrantySatisfaction guaranteed for full refund of purchase price
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Questions & Answers

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Q:Can I spray this on doors (previously painted) in direct sunlight (70F 50% humidity)?
by|Jan 31, 2024
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A:  Happy to help, Joey! For the best results, we recommend avoiding spraying Rust-Oleum Zinsser Cover Stain Oil-Based Primer in direct sunlight. This can cause dry spray on the surface. Working in a shaded or covered area is ideal on sunny days. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

by|Feb 1, 2024
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    Q:I sanded and primed my old bathroom cabinet yesterday. Today the Zinsser Shield primer isn’t dry. It feels slightly tacky and I can scratch it with my finger nail. Will it dry or do I need to try and sand it all off and start over with a different primer?
    by|Jan 24, 2024
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    A:  That's not what we expect to hear, Pat! The listed dry time of Rust-Oleum Zinsser Cover Stain Oil-Based Primer will be affected by cooler temperatures, higher humidity, or heavier applications. Please keep in mind, this primer will not reach full hardness until after 7 days in ideal conditions, and we recommend avoiding scratching or abrading the primer before that point. If the primer does not feel like it is drying more, please give us a call at (888) 855-1774 for further assistance. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

    by|Jan 25, 2024
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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:Thinking of painting my kitchen cabinets. Do I need to remove the lacquer of the cabinets first
        by|Nov 23, 2023
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        A:  Happy to help, Robbie! Rust-Oleum Zinsser Cover Stain Oil-Based Primer can be applied over lacquer finishes that are in good, sound condition. Make sure anything loose is removed prior to priming. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

        by|Nov 27, 2023
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          Customer Reviews

          4.6 out of 5
          • 4.6 out of 1,064 reviews
          • 85% 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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          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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            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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              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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                  This paint worked well on my trailer and within days of application it rained and the paint held ...
                  This paint worked well on my trailer and within days of application it rained and the paint held up well.
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