KILZ CLEAN®START

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Mildew
Resistant
Finish

Helps Block
Light/Med
Stains

KILZ CLEAN START® is a zero VOC, low odor primer-sealer-stainblocker. This fast drying, water-based formula can be topcoated with latex or oil-based paint. KILZ CLEAN START seals, primes and blocks most light stains including water, rust, grease, ink, pencil and felt marker. Use on most interior and exterior surfaces including woodwork, drywall, plaster, paneling, masonry, brick, painted metal and properly prepared glossy surfaces.† KILZ CLEAN START is not recommended on flooring.

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Available in Gallons

Surface Preparation

  • Wash off any dirt, grease or smoke damage with a non-soapy detergent or a TSP substitute, rinse well and then allow to dry..

  • Remove all mildew with a commercially available mildew remover, rinse well and then allow to dry. Note: KILZ PREMIUM and KILZ 2 are recommended for mildew-prone surfaces.

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

  • For maximum adhesion, scrape off loose paint and scuff sand the surface thoroughly before priming. On glossy surfaces: scuff sand the surface thoroughly before priming.

  • KILZ CLEAN START may be used on clean, dry, aged masonry surfaces. New masonry must be allowed to cure (dry) at least 30 days before applying KILZ CLEAN START.

  • It is critical to clean smoke damaged surfaces thoroughly before priming. Primary Recommendation: KILZ ORIGINAL or KILZ ODORLESS.

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 using a brush, roller or sprayer.

  • Only apply if surface, air and product temperatures are between 50°-90°F.

  • 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 CLEAN START may be tinted with up to 2 ounces of universal colorant per gallon for non-stainblocking projects. Tinting to a lighter shade than the topcoat is recommended.

  • Coverage is up to 300 square feet per gallon on porous surfaces; up to 400 square feet per gallon on smooth, nonporous surfaces.

Dry Time at 77°F (25°C), 50% RH:

  • To Touch: 30 Minutes

  • Can be recoated or topcoated in one hour with a 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.

  • To recycle or properly dispose of paint or primer in your community, call 1-800-CLEANUP.