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Customer Reviews for KILZ PREMIUM 5 Gal. White Interior/Exterior Primer, Heavy-Duty High Hide Sealer, and Stain Blocker

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Model #13000

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  • 91% recommend this product
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[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Use it to cover camper “wallpaper”, and cabinets before painting and using peel & stick tiles. Love the results
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    It did what I needed it for. People lived in the house before threw eggs on the wall. I tried th...
    It did what I needed it for. People lived in the house before threw eggs on the wall. I tried the 123 primer and still seen it. So I went to the store and was recommended Kilz premium and it hid the eggs. Very good product...
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    Great to cover shiny old paint
    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought this about a month ago while repainting my entire house. The sheen on my walls were too shiny and the color was a bright orange. I used this to cover up the color perfectly and then applied my paint. What a difference it made. One coat of paint and a brand new white walled kitchen to look modern. Thanks Kilz! You saved the day.
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      Covers so well!
      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I used this last yr for the first time, converting a spare bedroom into a "puppy room", we're in a manufactured home, with that shiny wallpaper. this covered it so well, no bleed through, stuck to it well. I was very pleased! I kept reading there was nothing to be done, but peel all paper off. NOT true! so easy & works well. less work, my time is important!
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        Never use another primer again!
        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Moved into a new home and the kitchen and living room was covered in dark brown trim! Ugh! One coat of Kilz 3 primer and a coat of white paint had it looking like a completely different space. Even covered a brick fireplace in one coat. Highly recommend this product for anyone who needs to cover up dark ugly colors. What a breeze
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          Cabinet prime
          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought this product last month for the very first time, and had a great experience!
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            Perfect perfect. Had to paint over a Superman blue oil...
            Perfect perfect. Had to paint over a Superman blue oil base bedroom with a semi gloss white water base paint and this worked perfectly I strongly recommend it
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            Superior stain block
            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I've been using Kilz for over 30 years and recently tried the Kilz 3 , immediate results on first coat , definitely satisfied.
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              Easy application and quick dry
              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Kilz 3 was recommended to me when refinishing my kitchen cabinets. It worked perfectly and my cabinets are amazing. Getting ready to do my camper next.
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                Great cover
                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I used Kilz to cover orange paint and change to a grey semi gloss which I did not like. I used it again to change to a grey satin. Worked fantastic
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                  Extremely inconsistent
                  I purchased 1 gallon from home depot on 9-10 worked great and I was so impressed with 1coat I decided to repaint the entire house not just the living room. Purchased a 5 gallon container on 9-16 from the exact same home depot an entire day spent priming and 3 coats later it's still not able to cover a light yellow. The gallon container covered the exact same color with 1 coat. I wasted money by purchasing the 5 gallon container.
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                    Worst Ever!
                    Two coats, a days worth of painting and I literally am so upset! I spent good money on this product that was recommended for my basement project. Only to find out I wasted both my time and money!
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                    Response from Giovanna, Kilz Customer CareOct 1, 2020
                    Hello, thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear that you are having issues with the primer. This is not the experience we want our customers to have, and I want to help. I'll reach out to you in a private email to learn more about your project and the issue that you're having. Have a great day! -Giovanna
                      Not as Advertised - Fails to Block Heavy Stains / Tannin After Multiple Coats
                      This product is marketed as a heavy duty latex primer for sealing medium to heavy stains, and it was recommended by the Home Depot paint associate to me as being as effective as the original oil based Kilz. It is not even close to doing what it says on the label - after multiple coats it totally fails to block brown tannin stains. I originally purchased two 5 gallon buckets to prime the exposed wood beams and ceilings in my house. The wood is cedar, and since it had never been painted, I wanted to make sure to seal the tannins to prevent them bleeding through the finish paint. The first coat of Kilz Premium went on and looked great initially, but about twenty minutes later, the brown stains began to bleed through all over. The product instructions say to apply a test spot of the finish paint on the dried primer to test if the stain in the primer bleed through the paint, and the stains bled through nearly instantly. I went back to Home Depot, and the paint associate suggested I let the Kilz Premium dry for a couple days and then apply a second coat. I bought two more 5 gallon buckets of this Kilz Premium and painted all the beams and ceilings again. Again it failed to do what the product is advertised to do. The photos are of the tannin bleeding through after the second coat had dried for two full days. The experience with this product is tremendously disappointing, given how well the original oil based product used to work. I'm now $400 into this Kilz Premium 3 product, with a totally unacceptable result, uncertain what to do next and wishing I had just stuck with the original Kilz oil based that actually works. Planning to escalate this complaint with the manager of the Home Depot when I am there next.
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                      Response from KILZProblemSolverSep 29, 2020
                      Hello HDFanMA, thank you for sharing your feedback. We're sorry to hear our primer didn't provide the tannin coverage you were expecting. Our Premium Primer seals medium to heavy stains. However, most tannins can be drawn out from the wood by water, which can lead to staining. This means that applying a water-based coating, including a water-based primer, directly onto a wood surface with tannins can cause a brownish stain to appear,or the tannin to bleed through. Therefore, we recommend using an oil-based primer, such as our Original Primer to seal tannins before coating your wood. Customer satisfaction is important to us. Please feel free to contact our Customer Care team directly with any questions you may have or for further assistance. Have a great rest of your day. –Joanna Kilz
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                        This is a quality primer for indoors and out. It can take awhile to mix right but goes on with a ...
                        This is a quality primer for indoors and out. It can take awhile to mix right but goes on with a relatively thick coat and can be top coated in an hour with a latex or oil-based paint of your choosing. I have used this for years and have not seen any staining coming through the top coat. I used it most recently on cinder block that becomes moist during heavy rain periods. No flaking of paint yet but it would take a few years for that. The primer goes on bright white and has a very light smell to it before it dries. I top-coated it a few days after applying at which time the primer had a tacky feeling to it. This primer is not meant to be a top coat and will absorb water over time and degrade if left in the elements. Quart size is nice for small jobs. It was shipped to my house and packaged very well.
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                        Love it! (All 10 gallons and counting!)
                        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] We bought this a few months ago for our new home, which needed paint in every room (all 2,000+ square feet). Some of the rooms had "ghost studs", some had discoloration from wallpaper glue, and one large room had VERY pink walls. This primer covered it all! I definitely needed a second coat with most of those rooms, but I tend to expect that and was very pleased with the outcome. I also liked this because it was low odor and greenguard certified, and the recoat time meant I didn't have to waste an afternoon waiting around. Photos show the before and after of our biggest room.
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                          Done Right
                          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I love using Kilz Primer because I know if I pretreat my projects with Kliz primer before I paint I will never have to worry about my customers calling me and complaining.
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                            Saved an Antique Dresser
                            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] My wife brings antique furniture back to life. Often the only way to save an old piece is to paint, rather than stain. One dresser in particular had sat in a barn. The critters that called said barn home had left some very unpleasant smells behind that the dresser top had absorbed. It was such a beautiful piece we had to figure a way to bring it back. Kilz to the rescue! After more careful sanding and Kilz primer, the dresser looked gorgeous and had zero odor. LOVE your products!
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                              Great Adhesion!
                              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought KILZ premium to prime the wood siding of my house, and it has worked wonders! Last year we had tried priming with a Zinnser brand and it was almost translucent. KILZ has made my house look brand new (so far as we are not done priming yet).
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                                Used in two rooms before laying new flooring. Both very strong cat urine smell. No smell at all...
                                Used in two rooms before laying new flooring. Both very strong cat urine smell. No smell at all know. Highly recommend.
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                                As part of redoing my living room, we had to update the red brick fireplace. I used the Kilz 3 a...
                                As part of redoing my living room, we had to update the red brick fireplace. I used the Kilz 3 and I am very happy with the final product. I cleaned the brick to remove soot and dirt on the brick. I covered the brick with 2 coats and now i can paint any type of paint over the brick. Easy to do.
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                                1 found this review helpful
                                It was great primer on 50 year old sheet rock and covered it nicely. The paint that covered it a...
                                It was great primer on 50 year old sheet rock and covered it nicely. The paint that covered it adhered excellently and the final coat was perfect.
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                                2 found this review helpful
                                The beat quality primer
                                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I just refinished my hallway which is was original wood paneling from the 50s and thanks to this primer I was able to easily cover it in two coats, savings me so much time and money. Previously I tried another primer for the same paneling and it took 4 coats and my sanity.
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                                  Covers Dark Paneling
                                  [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I’ve been covering wood paneling in my house and this product allows for a quick cover up. One coat and I’m ready to paint.
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                                    Killed the smoker smell forever
                                    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Used Kilz on brown wood paneling, walls and ceiling in the basement of the house we bought after we found out previous owner was a smoker! What an amazing difference! It went from a disgusting yellow lint to white and then painted. Now you never would have guessed that a heavy smoker lived there! Mind blown!!!
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                                      This stuff lives up to the hype. I had a...
                                      This stuff lives up to the hype. I had a water leak up stairs and the water came through the ceiling and left a stain. Once it dried I hit the stains with the Kilz premium. Had to give it 2 coats letting first dry. Then some ceiling white paint over it and the stain is gone completely! Highly recommend!
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                                      Awesome primer!
                                      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Currently working on a desk that was handed down to me. It had been in a smoker’s home for at least 25 years. The desk originally belonged to my husband’s grandmother so I knew I had to save it! I already had Kilz premium on hand from another project, so I grabbed that after cleaning the piece as much as possible and started my work. It’s got great coverage! I’m working on a second coat now because of the dark color and the terrible stains it endured over the years. I highly recommend Kilz premium! So far it’s looks amazing!
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                                        Marvelous Primer!
                                        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This primer is great! Following prep on very weathered porch railing, two costs of KILZ 3 were easily applied. The railing looks brand new now! Thanks for such a great product!
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                                          Great coverage over a bright orange dresser!
                                          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] My son had an orange dresser given to him when he moved into his new old house. The color what not one he could stand looking at every day! 2 coats of primer and voila! Add some chaulk paint and wax and it looks custom made to go with his bathroom vanity! Thank you! I can’t get a photo to
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                                            Overall excellent product
                                            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Cleaned out a storage basement that I do not believe had been painted in approximately 70 years. Used one coat of Kilz Premium 3, but since it was rough somewhat uneven brick had to really take time rolling it for the best coverage. Great results, very happy how the places where the old paint had flaked off were so easily filled in without showing through.
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                                              Looks New Again!
                                              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought a 5 gallon bucket to restore an aging pergola. There was a lot of lose paint and the wood was showing its age (as you can see from the attached before photos). I was able to cover the entire pergola with two coats of Kilz in a weekend because it went on so easily. It looks very clean and the primer filled in cracks and gaps. Additionally, the existing paint that wouldn't scrape off is locked down. I considered getting a primer + paint and skipping the primer step, but I'm confident that these coats of primer are going to make a HUGE difference in extending the life of the structure and finish coat.
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