Primer Tips

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Primers for Small Projects

Primers for Small Projects

As we move into the start of fall, there is still ample to tackle painting projects you might not have gotten to during the summer months before the winter and holiday season begins. Small projects that, including furniture repainting or refreshing, can be completed...

Three Primers for Exterior Projects

Three Primers for Exterior Projects

Priming before painting is an important step for nearly every painting project, and we’ve covered quite a few different project types here on The Perfect Finish – including priming when changing wall colors, priming before painting kitchen cabinets, and even priming...

Tips for Painting Walls and Cabinets

Tips for Painting Walls and Cabinets

Painting your walls or cabinets is an easy and low-cost way to update any room in your house, and most painting projects can be completed in just one weekend. Equally as important as choosing the right paint color is ensuring you prime first with the right primer....

Top Primers for Kitchen Projects

Top Primers for Kitchen Projects

The key ingredient to a successful kitchen painting project is the right primer. KILZ®makes a family of hardworking primers for use on a variety of surfaces and substrates, and for best results it’s essential to choose a primer that’s specifically formulated for your...

How Primer Affects Paint Color

How Primer Affects Paint Color

Springtime and DIY projects go hand in hand, and this spring season it feels like that sentiment rings truer than ever before. With all of us staying home to practice safe social distancing we have a lot more time on our hands, making it the perfect time to tackling a...

Truer Color Starts Here

Truer Color Starts Here

Imagine that you’ve spent hours scrolling through social media sites and flipping through magazines, on the hunt for the perfect paint color. Eventually, you zero in on a color family and visit a home improvement store to select a few paint chips or samples to take...

Truer Coverage Starts Here

Truer Coverage Starts Here

When you’ve finally found that perfect paint color for your walls or furniture re-painting project, the last thing you want is a pre-existing stain to seep through and ruin your new color! Even light to moderate stains like scuff marks or crayon marks can bleed...

Renovating After Natural Disasters

Renovating After Natural Disasters

Fixing or rebuilding a home after a natural disaster like a flood, hurricane or fire is no easy task. In the worst-case scenarios, the help of a professional contractor might be in order. But if you’re looking to DIY your renovation after a disaster has left your home...

Odor Blocking Primers for Fresh as Spring Painting Projects

Odor Blocking Primers for Fresh as Spring Painting Projects

Spring brings new beginnings and is often the perfect time to tackle a painting project you’ve been putting off. If you have a room renovation project that includes the added challenge of ridding the space of stale smells or bad odors, KILZ® Primers can help. From pet...

How to Choose the Right Primer for Your Paint Project

How to Choose the Right Primer for Your Paint Project

Do your New Year’s resolutions include taking on that painting project you’ve been putting off? Or maybe you have a list of several different DIY home improvement projects on your list to complete in 2020. No matter the size or scope of your project, taking the time...

Pro Tips for Painting Over a Dark or Light Wall

Pro Tips for Painting Over a Dark or Light Wall

A fresh coat of paint can go a long way in changing the look and feel of your space, and the last thing you want after meticulously selecting your perfect shade of white is for the old, unattractive color to seep through! One of our favorite neutrals is KILZ® Tribute®...

Seal & Block Odors

Seal & Block Odors

There is a lot to love about pets and the KILZ brand loves furry friends. That’s why we’re excited to celebrate National Dog Day on August 26! In honor of the upcoming holiday, we thought it was a great time get real about odors – pesky pet odors that is. While more...

Prep & Paint a Porous Surface

Prep & Paint a Porous Surface

As with most any painting project, prepping and priming the surface is key before its time to paint. Choosing the right primer depends a lot on the surface type you’re painting, a choice that is second nature to professional painters but can be confusing to some! When...

Prep Mildew Prone Areas Like a Pro

Prep Mildew Prone Areas Like a Pro

Professional painters know that priming can be a crucial step for any paint project. Whether you’re painting fresh drywall or looking to hide a previous wall color, a primer should always be properly applied before your topcoat. The necessity of this prep step is even...

3 Secrets to Stain Blocking

3 Secrets to Stain Blocking

Simply put, stains are a pain. From a marinara sauce splatter on your white pants to a water leak that ruins your once pristine living room wall, stains are often tough to tackle. When it comes to painting over stained walls, you might think that a quick coat of paint...

Bold Living Room Color Change Made Easy!

Bold Living Room Color Change Made Easy!

The first order of business is updating the room’s wall color, beginning with a coat of KILZ 2® Latex Primer, which blocks stains, resists mildew and hides the old, outdated color. This step essentially returns the walls to a neutral white color—the perfect canvas for...