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

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 4.7 out of 5 by 656.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome product Got some Kilz 2 and was so impressed with it I will buy nothing else. I mean when you o ly have to apply it once who wouldn't love the time you saved.
Date published: 2020-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helped alot! I use this product when I was having problems with an upstairs neighbor constantly running water down my walls when the mold started showing up I used your product to help get my place back to normal.
Date published: 2020-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Covers good I have used this product a lot on all kinds of jobs it good stuff works great
Date published: 2020-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good as new after 15 years I would rate this a five if it blocked pine knots from showing through. It does a good job blocking everything else. I just finished a can and still had more to prime and remembered the can that was in my basement over 15 years ago when I moved in. It's a full can, and although it settled completely, with all the solids on the bottom of the can, I was able to stir it and use it and even after all those years, it still worked as well as the new primer.
Date published: 2020-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It covers well goes on easy. Very happy with it I just bought this to paint over paneling. Covered great. Very happy with it
Date published: 2020-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great to cover a smokers home We bought an old cottage that a previous renter smoked in. When I say smoked in, I mean, the walls used to be white and when we bought the home, the walls were tan. After washing the walls and applying about two coats of Kilz and then the paint, you cannot even tell a smoker lived there. No smoke smell and the paint was able to adhere to the walls great. There was one little area we forgot to prime and the paint wouldn't adhere due to all the nicotine on the walls. Would recommend this product to anyone!
Date published: 2020-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great qualities! I started to use this product this year for several projects, and it has given me good results,reduces blemishes and the end results is optimal.
Date published: 2020-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My daughter used all mine! I bought a 5 gallon bucket to prime my 1924 home but before I could get to that project my daughter and her husband "borrowed" my bucket to prime their 1880's home. I had to go out and buy a 2nd bucket and just finally started painting my home! It's smooth and really needed a solid layer on the old wood.
Date published: 2020-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hides well We had some really dark colors in our new house that probably would have taken 5+ coats of paint to cover. My husband did one coat of kilz and 2 coats of paint and voila! No more gross paint.
Date published: 2020-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect primer to redo our travel travel My husband and I redid a travel trailer that we now live in full time. The walls were the crappy ordinary camper walls. I read many reviews and Kilz primer was the one that was suggested most. So that is what we used. No sanding except over spots we patched. We used it to prime the walls, doors and cabinets! 7 months living in it full time (2 adults and 5 furbabies) and no issues!!! Thank for an amazing product!!!
Date published: 2020-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product ! We bought a couple cans of this because we just bought a house and are repainting every room. It is a great product and I would definitely recommend this brand over the others.
Date published: 2020-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! I bought this last month to paint my Mom’s wood floor. She had carpet originally but tore it out as she had a dog who had a lot of accidents on it. The urine had gone through onto the wood. We kilzed it before laying new carpet to seal in the stains and odor.
Date published: 2020-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One coat works I bought a gallon to cover dark spots and prime the wall. Worked great!
Date published: 2020-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Prime example I used this to prime pallets for a photo back drop. It work well but boy where those pallets thirsty. Once dry it made the top coat easy.
Date published: 2020-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would not use anything else! I use this product with all my painting projects. It works great! I even use this on my ceilings instead of ceiling paint.
Date published: 2020-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Coverage I bought this product a couple months ago and used it as primmer to paint over old wood paneling. It worked so well covering the wood paneling so it could be painted white. I've used this product many times over the years and it is hands down the best primer the only thing I use.
Date published: 2020-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved my busines I run a small woodshop specializing in custom wood doors. Been at it for 4 years now. For the first few months everything was stained doors , then I started getting orders for painted doors. With so many of the current products stating that they are a Paint & primer in one that's what I use that's why I didn't know any better. Then I had a customer who's paint was literally just peeling off when they received your door. I sense is it in another state I paid a local painter there to sand it down and repaint it and he said the mistake I made was not priming. So I accepted that lesson and have since primed every single door that I've ever painted and it was transformative. You get a much better finish are you know that your wood is completely sealed. So I bought her stuff out of gallon now and use it pretty much every project to have and I'll also use it to seal the end grain and edges of a lot of the different jigs that I make in the shop
Date published: 2020-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best at primer made In my opinion Kilz is the best I’ve used at covering stains and keeping them from bleeding through.
Date published: 2020-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Artwork I use this to prime my canvases to make them non porous for my alcohol ink projects. 100% everytime. It clings nicely to canvas, wood planks, poster board... Anything. Being an artist, I'm very particular about the quality of products I use to achieve the effects I'm looking for. This has never disappointed me. I use alot of this stuff!
Date published: 2020-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product We live in an old house that had water stains everywhere. Our ceilings were brown with nicotine. We had old 70s paneled walls. We primed everything in the house (ceilings, doors, cabinets, brick and rock fireplace, outside shutters and posts on patio and even some light fixtures) before painting and KILZ ‘killed it’! I would not use anything else!
Date published: 2020-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use and it sealed out musty smell I have used kills for many projects, inside and out, for many years. I used it on the inside of kitchen cabinets. 16 years ago when we bought a house that sat vacant for 3 years, I used Kills 2 primer and my cabinets still don't smell musty. I always keep kills primer on hand for small or large projects.
Date published: 2020-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Covers well Used on an old porch and did a really good job! Made the finish job much easier.
Date published: 2020-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage! I bought 2 gallons to paint an old shed. The she has been in my yard for at least 25 years. Beginning to look a bit shabby. Undercoated with Kilz 2 Indoor/Outdoor primer. Looks amazing and I sure will withstand our snowy, cold winters for a long time to come.
Date published: 2020-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage Used on a dark brown wall n peg boards. Awesome coverage of years of stains in a garage tool n plaint room
Date published: 2020-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Prefect for priming I use kilz 2 to prime my wood substrate before I paint artwork
Date published: 2020-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product i have used in many rooms for ceilings with issues and this product is the best!!! Will always use as a primer and also as a final paint job. I swear by this product.
Date published: 2020-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect product every time I use Kilz 2 to cover my bird nesting area in my carport twice a year. The stains were awful but after using Kilz 2.. all gone! A Bird family has built a nest in my carport to have babies twice a year. After the babies fly away i remove the nest and debris and prime to bad areas with Kilz 2. It always looks as good as new..till the next nesting cycle. Thanks to Kilz 2 my granddaughter gets to witness baby birds twice a year and my life is easier by “fixing” the problem areas after several weeks of nesting!
Date published: 2020-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great primer Hides flaws, and dries fast. I would recommend using Kilz primer to friends and family.
Date published: 2020-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flipping Game Changer I have used Kilz 2 to cover stains and odors on homes I have flipped. It really can take a unlivable nightmare and turn it into a livable daydream!
Date published: 2020-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great Decided tp paint paneling rather than replace it. Put Kilz primer on first and paint covered in one coat. Years later paint has not chipped.
Date published: 2020-07-18
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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