KILZ 2® ALL-PURPOSE<br/> Interior | Exterior Primer

Interior | Exterior Primer






KILZ 2® ALL-PURPOSE Primer (Previously KILZ 2 Latex) is a fast drying, water-based, multi-surface primer-sealer-stainblocker with excellent adhesion, mildew resistance, sealing properties and very mild odor. KILZ 2 ALL-PURPOSE Primer blocks medium stains including minor water stains, rust, grease, ink, pencil and felt marker. Enhanced hiding makes it ideal for changing colors and helps lessen the number of coats of paint required. Use on interior and exterior surfaces including woodwork, drywall, plaster, paneling, masonry, brick, painted metal and properly prepared glossy surfaces. Use under or over water-based or oil-based paints. Not recommended on flooring.


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KILZ 2® ALL-PURPOSE Interior | Exterior Primer is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 853.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product We just built a house and used this primer on Everything inside and out
Date published: 2021-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works good but runs easy Works good even for panneling walls but runs easy when spraying if your not careful.
Date published: 2021-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth rolling Great price and went on so easy. Provided great coverage and base for our topcoat to stick too.
Date published: 2021-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked! Purchased to cover dark blue paint. I was painting the room a warm white. Reqired 2 coats. No bleed through.
Date published: 2021-06-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worked!! Doing a refurb on place that was empty for 15 years. Back bedroom had roof leakage. Was able to save a lot if the old wood by using this product!
Date published: 2021-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the 2 gallon bucket! We used 35 2-gallon buckets of Kilz 2 to prime our new drywall in our 3200 sq ft home. So nice to have a 2 gallon size!!!! We've done it all ourselves so having something this handy is great! Bonus that Kilz 2 is such a great primer!
Date published: 2021-06-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Unusual response to stain coverage My house was owned by people who were multipack per day smokers causing nicotine staining on the walls and ceilings. I washed these surfaces down with a vinegar and baking soda solution prior to applying Kilz. I sprayed 16 gallons if it in a 1000 sq ft house trying to cover these stains. Coverage was at best, adequate. several areas remained stained even after a knock down finish was applied and primed. I followed the directions for application, allowed proper drying time and will now need to be painted again with an oil based primer then a latex finish coat. I expected better results from Kilz, it was a costly lesson in time and money.
Date published: 2021-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great Has worked great priming all the wood in my new house
Date published: 2021-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Coverage Bought for bare wood outdoors projects coverage great
Date published: 2021-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT! Never a problem. I have used KIKZ 2 for 14 years now on three different houses from drywall to concrete. It's the best- can clean messy kid handprints without a problem.
Date published: 2021-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this! I am a woman and I wouldn't use anything else.From a picket fence to woodwork in the house, it's the greatest!
Date published: 2021-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OUT STANDING I recommend this to anyone, first time painters or seasoned pro...
Date published: 2021-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ease of use This product always makes painting so much easier.
Date published: 2021-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I bought over a month ago . Love it. Good quality.
Date published: 2021-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for getting ready to paint cabinets I used Kilz2 on the used cabinets we purchased. Once I had the primer on, I was ready to paint and give the old cabinets new life!
Date published: 2021-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved loads of time! Great product line. I remodeled my bathroom and primed first than painted. It hid every stain and discoloration. I would say after 25 years of not doing anything to my bathroom, it now looks brand new!!!!
Date published: 2021-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always a great product I've been in construction for 27 years and when I do ceilings I always use this.i had one rental house I had to remodel and used kilz 2 on the floor for odor block.
Date published: 2021-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product. Primed my unfinished garage after two years. One good coat and the paint covered very nicely.
Date published: 2021-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only name I trust for my projects. This is not my first time using this product and definitely won't be the last. I am always happy with the coverage and seal I get with Kilz primer. Using it on subfloors before laying my flooring, or walls to ceiling in a house that has been smoked in. I know this product does it's job and I can trust I get more then what I pay for. Would not recommend any other name but Kilz.
Date published: 2021-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding product I have been repainting my detached garage and a storage shed and Kilz 2 has made the painting much easier
Date published: 2021-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great Covered old paint that nothing else would would use again
Date published: 2021-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Primer!! The old paint on my metal front door was chipped and showing gray metal in spots. I sanded the door really well and applied Kilz 2 hoping it would hide the gray spots. It did a terrific job!! I can't even tell where the spots were. I have never done this type of redo before so I was very pleased with the outcome. Thank you Kilz!!!
Date published: 2021-06-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Kilz 2 All Purpose. Needs 2 coats! I didn't realize Kilz had this watered down version of their original product which I have been happy with in the past. I had to use 2 coats which wasted my time and effort to block a mid green flat paint that was on a bedroom walls. Next time I'll get their original or an alternative brand.
Date published: 2021-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice covering I bought this and must of been a bad batch. The floor is still tacky have to redo it again. Always had good luck with kilz. I will still use this product on my next project.
Date published: 2021-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Kilz I have used yet! I know there are options available at most box stores for primers but this hands down is well worth every cent you spend on it for indoors or out! Will roll, brush, or spray on smooth with not worries!
Date published: 2021-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Water stains Got this to cover cracks and water stains. It a made such a difference!
Date published: 2021-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our "go to" primer Our family has been using Kilz probably since it came out. We won't use anything else. I am currently using it to paint an old playhouse and hopefully it will seal the old wood so we can getva few more years use out of it. My mom has been a landlord most of her life and if she tells me that Kilz is the best, I'm going to take her word because she should know! You won't regret buying Kilz. You'll be a customer for life!
Date published: 2021-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from KILLS sets the standard in primers and now paints I only buy KILZ Primers, because I can not afford the time or money to have to do a job over, and I know KILZ will get it done right the first time. As a single independent woman who takes pride in being self-sufficient, it is extremely important to me to be able to rely on the materials I buy for any job. Many years ago while shopping for paint and primer in a hardware store I asked an associate for his advice and he recommended KILZ. I followed his recommendation, KILZ worked great for that job, and I've been using it ever since. KILZ has never let me down.
Date published: 2021-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Product is a good all around primer. The product is what I keep on hand as my just in case primer. If I get on a job and find I need primer now it will fit almost any need.
Date published: 2021-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth interior and exterior application I used it to prime my livingroom going from light lichen green to white and exterior shiplap on the north side of the house in dense forest on a lake where paint was peeling off in sheets. I peeled off the sheets, rough sanded and primes before winter and unexpectedly could not paint until spring and looking just as great as 5 months ago.
Date published: 2021-04-17
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Surface Preparation*

The following steps are recommended for product performance.

  • All surfaces must be clean, free of dust, chalk, oil, grease, wax, polish, mold and mildew, loose peeling paint, rust and all other foreign

  • If washing is necessary, use a non-soapy detergent or a TSP substitute, rinse well and allow to dry.

  • 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.*

  • Peeling or Checked Paint: Scrape off loose paint and sand to a smooth surface.*

  • 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 2 ALL-PURPOSE 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 2 ALL-PURPOSE Primer.
  • Fire Restoration: It is critical to clean damaged surfaces thoroughly before priming. Primer recommendations: Water-based primers such as KILZ® RESTORATION or oil-based primers such as KILZ® ORIGINAL (interior use) or KILZ® ORIGINAL EXTERIOR.


  • Eye protection is recommended. For spray applications, a small amount of water (no more than 1/2 pint per gallon) may be added.
  • Do not thin for stainblocking applications. Only apply if surface, air and product temperatures are between 50°-90°F (10°-32°C).
  • Stir thoroughly before and occasionally during use.
  • Brush – High quality Nylon/Polyester.
  • Roller – High quality 3/8-1/2" nap on smooth surfaces or 1/2-3/4" nap on semi-rough or porous surfaces.
  • Airless spray – .017-.021 tip / 60 mesh filter.
  • Prime the entire surface to ensure a uniform appearance of the topcoat.
  • Stainblocking: KILZ 2 ALL-PURPOSE Primer is formulated to block light or medium stains. For heavy stains use oil based primers such as KILZ® ORIGINAL and KILZ® ORIGINAL EXTERIOR or water based primers such as KILZ® RESTORATION and KILZ® PREMIUM.
  • Tinting: KILZ 2 ALL-PURPOSE Primer may be tinted with up to 2 ounces of universal colorant per gallon. Tinting to a lighter shade than the topcoat is recommended.
  • Coverage: 300-400 sq. ft. (27.87-37 m²) per gallon depending on application method and surface porosity.

Dry Time @ 77°F (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.

  • 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.

  • 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. For recycling or disposal information contact your local household refuse
    collection service.


Masterchem Industries LLC warrants to you, the original residential consumer purchaser, the performance of this product as described on this label for so long as you reside in your home. If this product is found to be defective upon inspection by its representative, 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! Irritant!

CAUTION IRRITANT 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 fitted respirator (NIOSH / MSHA TC -23C or equivalent) during and after application. Follow respirator manufacturer’s directions for respirator use. Close container after each use. Wash thoroughly after handling and before smoking or eating.


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 Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD or log on to

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

    300 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

    95 - 105 KU

  • Dry To Touch

    30 min

  • Dry To Recoat

    1 hour

  • Max Tint

    2 oz

  • VOC


  • Brush

    Nylon / Poly

  • Roller - Smooth

    3/8" - 1/2" nap

  • Roller - Porous

    1/2" - 3/4" nap

  • Spray Tip

    .017" - .021"

  • Spray Filter

    60 mesh

  • Spray Pressure

    2,500 - 3,200

  • Volume Solids


  • Weight Solids


  • Flashpoint