Interior | Exterior Primer






New Name, Same Trusted Formula! 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 4.6 out of 5 by 576.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good stuff I got this hesitant if it would cover this ugly purple color someone painted bathroom. I was actually surprised how one coat really would of done the trick. This is my go to for now on. Its easy to work with and less hassle!
Date published: 2020-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use Great value & very easy to use...made the project easy
Date published: 2020-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage and hiding of dark colors Bought this to primer some dark cabinets before painting white. Covered up the dark brown quickly and easily
Date published: 2020-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Covers everything! We purchased a rental property to turn into our home. In the one bedroom, the former tenants had taken sharpie and other ink to draw on the walls. We tried a cheap primer because, it’s primer; what’s the difference? Little did we know that even after 3 coats of primer, the ink still bled through. We picked up a gallon of Kilz. Life Changing!!!!
Date published: 2020-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2 coats, no drywall primer needed! The long awaited attic re-do. We had to mud what felt like half of every wall abd ceiling because it was so badly done originally...this magical paint glossed right over the old paint color and the new drywall mudded spots without showing diffferently on the 2 types of wall being covered. Very pleased! Great price for a great product!
Date published: 2020-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love how it makes it easier for paint to go on we bought this 2 years ago to redo my living room walls sanded everything shakled it and put primer on and paint went on so smooth and easy , no runs or streaks
Date published: 2020-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product I have used KILZ all purpose for years,never had a problem with it.
Date published: 2020-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great coverage used over a year ago and will use this spring again
Date published: 2020-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Primer for my Art I use the Kilz 2 to prime my canvas or any other porous surface before creating my art pieces and it works wonderfully! It allows the inks to flow without soaking in and I am able to get the same results as if using waterproof papers.
Date published: 2020-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Remodeling The best Jobs are completed by using the best tools. Kiltz: Best tool you'll ever use
Date published: 2020-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I used Kiltz 2 to prime my livingroom walls which currently had wallpaper on them. I just needed one coat of Kiltz2 and one coat of paint and my walls look great.
Date published: 2020-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great primer! I just used this product to prime my wooden porch railings. I wanted to make sure that I had a good base so that the paint would hold up a lot longer. Taking the extra time to prime will hopefully make a huge difference in the long run! I am pleased with this product!
Date published: 2020-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all purpose. Primer for my painting needs Great primer for all purpose needs and for all kinds of paintimg projects
Date published: 2020-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Every Time ! Once I found KILZ , I Never Bought or Used Anything Else . Best Primer on the Market !
Date published: 2020-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All-Purpose Awesomeness I bought this product to cover a dark grey color. I absolutely love how it turned out with little time.
Date published: 2020-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Wonders I bought a new house in December. It had old dark wood everywhere inside. I used Kilz 2 all purpose primer and it covered the dark wood so well. Went on easily and covered even the darkest wood so I could paint. I always use Kilz for my primer needs.
Date published: 2020-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage We wanted to paint over dark paneling and the kilz primer covered great we were able to put a much brighter color on our walls thank you
Date published: 2020-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes even the darkest colors disappear We needed this product to cover very dark wall colors with words and unique pictures that my son had painted when he was little. I wanted to turn it into a nice exercise room that had very light cheery walls. We painted the entire room with KILZ and it made the colors disappear. It was like a new room when we were done. It is a great product but the smell is pretty strong so being able to air out the room for a couple days is a must.
Date published: 2020-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved my ceiling After an issue with a bathroom fan, the ceiling was growing mold spots. A light sanding, a coat of KILZ saved the ceiling. The mold has not shown back up.
Date published: 2020-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Coverage I bought a home that was covered in god awful flower paneling and other walls were painted baby diaper p00p brown. I sent my husband to the store to pick up primer and he went with the cheapest option. After several coats you were still able to see all nasty original walls. I went out and picked up 2 of the 3 gallon buckets of Kilz 2 primer and with just one coat on top of the cheap primer the walls were a bright white. I have been using Kilz on all of my home projects for years including my last home remodel on my past home (before current husband) I also use Kilz on all my furniture projects to be able to get the best results.
Date published: 2020-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Covered the 80 year old wood wonderfully Scraped and primed an old 80 year old house. Some of the wood was dry and without paint for many years. Kilz 2 covered it with little effort!!
Date published: 2020-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I use this as a primer for all my jobs I use this as a primer for all my interior jobs ! Gives it a great first coat and seals fantastic . Sheetrock in mobile homes has a layer of wallpaper and if you use kilz 2 on it before you paint you won’t have to worry about it bubbling . The KILZ2 seals it for paint fantastic !! Also if you do walls where kids have been and there is marker or pen marks on walls KILZ2 will prime it and not allow marks to bleed the paint !! I love this product!!!
Date published: 2020-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great stuff! Today I bought the multi purpose one for my bathroom! Completed the ceiling and walls and the coverage was superb! No stains ! I can’t wait to try the paint the bathroom and then it’s the whole interior task! -impressed though.
Date published: 2020-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Primer ever! Easy cover in just one coat. I would reccomend KILLZ paints and primers to any one.
Date published: 2020-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does The Job I purchased Kilz 2 for a refurbishing project on an old trailer. It primed the walls just fine to take coats of regular paint. Very happy.
Date published: 2020-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cover-up We bought a hoarder house that was full of roaches and when we removed the cabinets the walls behind them were covered in roach feces. We both Kilz 2 and it was awesome! It covered up the areas and we can't even tell anything was there.
Date published: 2020-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Kilz Primer! Use it on Everything! I have used your primer at every house I have ever owned. I used it most recently at my son’s new home. It was a rental for a bit and the walls were painted bright non-matching colors. It gave us a great surface to paint his new colors!
Date published: 2020-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Once and dune Bought in March did the basement when locked down in house took out mold nice job I'm proud of myself . V Great product will use upstairs let me know please praying
Date published: 2020-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked fantastic Sanded popcorn ceiling, kilz, then a skim coat, another coat of kilz, turned out great.
Date published: 2020-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Covers pretty much everything! I just bought my third can yesterday. I have been helping an elderly relative get their house ready to sell. It has been neglected for the last 15 years because they just didn’t have the energy or the means and didn’t want to ask for help. We have had to repair and replace drywall, siding, scrape ceilings (52 year old popcorn ceilings are awful!). This stuff covers and seals it all! It has made prepping for paint SO much easier!
Date published: 2020-04-18
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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