KILZ® Premium Interior / Exterior Water-based Primer

KEY ATTRIBUTES - LEARN MORE

Seals
Porous
Surface

Promotes
Adhesion

Helps
Block
Light/Med
Stains

Hides
Previous
Colour

Mildew
Resistant
Finish

KILZ® Premium is a superior quality, fast drying, water-based primer, sealer and stainblocker that provides excellent adhesion and a mildew resistant coating. It’s ideal for use in moisture-prone areas and blocks out most stains caused by water, tannin, ink, pencil, felt marker and grease. A thick, white high-hiding primer, it is also suitable for hiding stains and old colours and can help level and smoothen an uneven surface. Zero VOC and low odour. For use on interior and exterior surfaces. Topcoat with latex or oil-based paint.

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Available in Quarts, Gallons & Fives

Surface Preparation†

  • The surface must be clean, free of dust, grease, wax, peeling paint, mold, mildew and wallpaper paste. If washing is necessary, use a non-soapy detergent or a TSP substitute. Rinse well and allow to dry.

  • Peeling or Checked Paint: Scrape off loose paint and sand to a smooth surface. Sanding or removal of paint containing lead is hazardous.†                

  • Unpainted, exterior wood exposed to sun and/or moisture longer than 2-4 weeks must be cleaned and sanded before priming.

  • Glossy Surfaces: For maximum adhesion, scuff sand the surface thoroughly before priming.†                                                                                             

  • Mold or Mildew Covered Surfaces: Wash the area with a mildew remover, rinse with water and allow to dry before priming.

  • Masonry, Brick, Stucco and Plaster: KILZ PREMIUM primer may be used on clean, dry, aged masonry surfaces. New masonry must be allowed to cure (dry) at least 30 days before applying KILZ PREMIUM primer.

  • Fire Restoration: It is critical to clean smoke damaged surfaces thoroughly before priming. Primary Recommendation: KILZ COMPLETE®, KILZ ODOURLESS® or KILZ® ORIGINAL primers.

Application

  • Eye protection is recommended.

  • A small amount of water may be added for spray applications, but do not thin for stainblocking applications.

  • Stir thoroughly before and occasionally during use.

  • Apply as supplied using a brush, roller or sprayer.

  • Only apply if surface, air and product temperatures are between 10°-32°C.

  • Prime the entire surface to ensure a uniform appearance of the topcoat.

  • After priming, test for stain bleed-through by applying the topcoat to a small section. If the stain bleeds through the topcoat, apply a second coat of primer and test again before topcoating the entire area. If bleeding continues, a longer dry time is needed before topcoating.

  • Tinting is not recommended for stainblocking applications. KILZ PREMIUM may be tinted with up to 60 ml of universal coloruant per 3.79 L for non-stainblocking projects. Tinting to a lighter shade than the topcoat is recommended.

  • Coverage: 28 - 37 m2 per 3.79 L, depending on the surface texture, porosity and application method. Does not include the loss of material from spraying.

Dry Time at 25°C, 50% RH

  • Dries to the touch in 30 minutes.

  • Can be recoated or topcoated in one hour with latex or oil-based paint.

  • Application at lower temperatures, in high humidity or in poorly ventilated areas will affect dry time.

Clean up & Disposal

  • Clean equipment and paint spatters with warm, soapy water.
  • If spilled, contain material and remove with an inert absorbent. Dispose of contaminated absorbent, container and unused product in accordance with all current federal, state and local regulations.
  • Do not dispose of this product down a drain.
  • Please consider donating any unused product.
  • For recycling or disposal information, contact your local household refuse collection service.