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If not properly sealed, porous surfaces like concrete, new wood and drywall (even flat paint) can soak up a lot of paint, costing you valuable time, money — and paint.
- Using a KILZ® Primer to seal porous surfaces gives your paint project more even color and sheen
- Evens out the surface, delivering you a professional-looking finish
Poor paint adhesion can cause some of the biggest paint problems like flaking, cracking or blistering. Priming before you paint can help it stick to almost any surface.
- KILZ® Primer grips to surfaces that ordinary paint may not stick to
- Works on slick, glossy surfaces and Aluminum, vinyl, PVC, ceramic tile and glass block
- For the best possible outcome, remember to properly prepare the surface for priming
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Often when we repaint, we do it to change an existing color. And unlike stains, color does not leach or bleed through paint, so covering it is all that's needed.
- KILZ® Primer works when the hiding power of some paints may be limited
- Use it for painting over bright or dark colors to reduce the need for multiple coats of paint to allow truer, richer color
- KILZ® Primer can be tinted to help with drastic color changes to reduce the number of paint topcoats
Even light to moderate stains can penetrate paint, so it’s smart to create a barrier to prevent them from bleeding, or leaching (when it refers to an old stain).
- Choosing a primer can be tricky, but KILZ® Primer makes water-based and oil-based primers that can seal almost any stain, blocking it completely
- Works on light to moderate stains like scuff marks, hand prints, pencil, ink pen, crayon, light felt marker or light graffiti
- Minor water, grease, food, rust or lipstick stains
- Light smoke, nicotine and pet stains
Heavy duty, everyday wear and tear can severely degrade and damage surfaces. In worst-case scenarios, removing severe stains may require the work of professionals.
- KILZ® Primer is the pros’ choice for stains caused by fires, floods, persistent exposure to pets or smoke stains from fire damage, soot and charring
- Works on permanent marker, certain cosmetics, graffiti, grease and nicotine stains
- Tannins from certain types of wood (Cedar, Redwood, etc.) that create difficult to cover "bleeding" stains
- Major water stains and stains from flood damage, or major rust and ferrous stains
From musty basements to bathrooms and more, odor carrying molecules are everywhere in our homes—even within the dry film of paint.
- Our ultimate water based stain and odor blocker helps to seal in odors, so they don’t seep out
- Provides a barrier that keeps odor molecules from penetrating new paint
- Great for medium to severe odors, including from major smoke damage
Mildew and mold are common problems in areas with excessive moisture, and painting over them is often a temporary solution. Here’s one way to achieve long-lasting results.
- Clean mildew and mold off the surface before priming and painting
- Allow it to dry completely before beginning the painting process
- Choose a KILZ® Primer with a mildew-resistant finish to ensure your new finish is protected against future mildew growth
- Choose a topcoat with similar protection for best results