KILZ® PVA Drywall Primer


KILZ® PVA DRYWALL PRIMER is designed for use on new drywall. It is a fast drying, interior latex primer formulated to prime and seal new, uncoated drywall and reduce the number of topcoats required to achieve a uniform, professional quality finish.

Available in Gallons & Fives

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  • Ratings & Reviews
  • Preparation, Application & Clean-Up
  • Warranty / Warnings
  • Product Specifications

Surface Preparation

  • Cover all nail and screw heads with joint compound according to directions and sand to smooth surface.

  • Tape drywall and apply joint compound. Allow to fully cure according to directions prior to priming.

  • Sand to smooth surface before priming. Wipe off dust with a damp cloth. Allow to dry thoroughly.


  • Eye protection is recommended.

  • Use only when temperatures are between 50°F (10°C) and 90°F (32°C).

  • Coverage is approximately 300 - 400 square feet per gallon depending on surface porosity.

  • For airless spray applications, tip size should be .017" - .021" tip/60 mesh filter.

  • May be tinted with up to 2 ounces of universal colorant per gallon.

  • Glossy Surfaces: Not recommended. Please use KILZ PREMIUM or KILZ 2® Primers.

  • Masonry, Brick, Stucco and Plaster: Not recommended. Please use KILZ PREMIUM or KILZ 2 Primers.

  • Stainblocking: Not formulated to block stains - For stainblocking, use KILZ ORIGINAL, KILZ ODORLESS®, KILZ COMPLETE®, KILZ 2, KILZ PREMIUM or KILZ MAX® Primers.

Dry Time

  • Dries to touch in 30 minutes at 77°F (25°C) and 50% humidity. Application at lower temperatures, high humidity or poor ventilation will affect dry time. Recoat or topcoat after 2 hours.

Clean-Up & Disposal

  • Use soap and water to clean hands, tools, and spills.

  • For recycling or disposal of empty containers and unused product, contact your household refuse collection service.

Limited Warranty

For one year from the date of purchase, Masterchem Industries LLC warrants to the original residential consumer purchaser (1) that the product meets Masterchem Industries LLC’s manufacturing specifications, and (2) the performance of this product when applied according to the label instructions and specifications. In the event that this product proves to be defective within one year from the date of purchase, Masterchem Industries LLC will, at its option and upon presentation of proof-of-purchase (the original receipt), either furnish an equivalent amount of new product or refund the original purchase price of this product to you. This warranty is not transferable. This warranty excludes (1) labor and costs of labor for the application or removal of any product, and (2) any incidental or consequential damages, whether based on breach of express or implied warranty, negligence, strict liability or any other legal theory. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. To the extent permitted by applicable law, any implied warranties including the implied warranties of merchantability and of fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to the duration of this express warranty.  Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state. Note to residents of the State of New Jersey: The provisions of this warranty, including its limitations, are intended to apply to the fullest extent permitted by the laws of the State of New Jersey. For warranty service, call: 1-866-774-6371, or email: Masterchem Industries LLC reserves the right to inspect any and all application of the product prior to processing your claim made under this warranty.


This product contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.

WARNING! If you scrape, sand, or remove old paint, you may release lead dust. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a NIOSH-approved respirator to control lead exposure. Clean up carefully with a HEPA vacuum and a wet mop. Before you start, find out how to protect yourself and your family by contacting the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD or log on to


CAUTION! IRRITANT! HARMFUL OR FATAL IF SWALLOWED. Avoid contact with eyes. May cause eye, nose and throat irritation. Avoid breathing of dust, vapors or spray mist. Open windows and doors or use other means to ensure fresh air entry during application and drying. If you experience eye watering, headache, or dizziness, or if air monitoring demonstrates vapor / mist levels are above applicable limits, wear an appropriate, properly fitting respirator (NIOSH / MSHA TC 23C or equivalent) during and after application. Follow respirator manufacturer’s direction for respirator use. Close container after each use. Wash thoroughly after handling and before smoking and eating. WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. FIRST AID: If swallowed, do not induce vomiting. Get medical attention immediately. If you experience difficulty in breathing, leave the area to obtain fresh air. If continued difficulty is experienced, get medical attention immediately. In case of eye contact, flush eyes immediately with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and get medical attention.


KEEP FROM FREEZING. If frozen, let thaw at room temperature.


  • Base


  • Int/Ext


  • Color


  • Coverage - Low

    250 sq. ft.

  • Mils Wet


  • Mils Dry


  • Coverage High

    400 sq. ft.

  • Mils Wet


  • Mils Dry


  • Finish @ 85°

    < 10

  • Min Application Temp

    50°F (10°C)

  • Max Application Temp

    90°F (32°C)

  • Viscosity

    105 - 115 KU

  • Dry To Touch

    30 min

  • Dry To Recoat

    2 hour

  • Max Tint

    2 oz

  • VOC

    <50 g/L

  • Brush

    Nylon / Polyester Blend

  • Roller - Smooth

    3/8" - 1/2" nap

  • Roller - Porous

    1/2" - 3/4" nap

  • Spray Tip

    .015" - .021"

  • Spray Filter

    60 mesh

  • Spray Pressure

    2,500 - 3,000

  • Volume Solids

    26% (+/-) 2%

  • Weight Solids

    42% (+/-) 2%

  • Flashpoint