KILZ® ADHESION
Interior | Exterior Primer

Seals
Porous
Surface

Promotes
Adhesion

New Look, Same Hardworking Formula! KILZ® ADHESION Primer is a water-base, modified-acrylic primer specifically formulated to bond to a variety of ‘tough-to-paint’ surfaces. Its advanced chemistry provides a sound anchor for topcoats while reducing or potentially eliminating the need for sanding dense, glossy surfaces including Kynar®, PVC, vinyl, Formica®, glass, tile, glazed brick, chalky paints, glossy finishes, fiberglass and metals. If using as a primer for epoxies, lacquers, products containing xylene or other hot solvents, allow to dry for 24 hours before topcoating and test for compatibility in an inconspicuous area before full coat application. For use on interior and exterior surfaces. Not recommended for floors or horizontal surfaces subject to prolonged water contact.

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Available in Quarts and Gallons

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  • Ratings & Reviews
  • Preparation, Application & Clean-Up
  • Warranty / Warnings
  • Product Specifications
KILZ® ADHESION Interior | Exterior Primer is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 31.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from workd great i use it to prime my crafts.. goes on smooth!!!!!!
Date published: 2019-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from When the going is tough, this gets the job going! A great choice when you have a tough situation to deal with - such as glossy paint, metal, or other surfaces. It goes on easily and smoothly with brush or roller. It was perfect for my basement DIY reno job, which had glossy paint on the ceiling, and new drywall mixed in with some existing drywall on the walls. (I gave it all just a very light once over with a sander hooked to a shop vac before priming it all with this.) A nice plus is that the paint layer you put on next went on smoother and easier than with regular primers I've worked with in the past. It's more expensive than most primers, but if you count your time and the value of a nice result, it's worth it.
Date published: 2019-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great adhesion I paint stones of love to leave in spots for others to find. I wanted a primer that would adhere well, hold up to the outside elements. I trust KILZ!
Date published: 2019-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seriously adheres to anything I had wainscoting that had a high gloss over yellow stain. I wanted to paint it white, but that would be a lot of sanding. One coat of this kill and my paint covered it with the normal 2 coats. So simple.
Date published: 2019-03-27
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Surface Preparation

The following steps are recommended for product performance.

  • All surfaces must be clean, dry and free of oil, grease, mildew, wax, dust, flaky rust, mill scale, loose paint, chalk and other foreign matter that could interfere with adhesion.

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

  • Remove loose rust, peeling paint and mill scale with a scraper, wire brush or sandpaper.

  • Clean bare metal in accordance with SPC (The Society for Protective Coatings) specifications for the proper surface preparation of metal surfaces.

  • Peeling or Checked Paint: Scrape off loose paint and sand to a smooth surface. Sanding or removal of paint containing lead is hazardous.

  • Mold or Mildew Covered Surfaces: Wash the area with a mildew remover, rinse with water and allow to dry before priming.

  • While KILZ ADHESION Primer is formulated to bond without sanding, it is recommended that a small area be tested for adhesion prior to beginning the job.

Application

  • Wear eye protection.
  • Apply using a brush, roller or sprayer.
  • 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 – .015-.021 tip / 60 mesh filter @ 2,500–3,200 PSI
  • For spray applications, a small amount of water (no more than ½ pint per gallon) may be added.
  • Only apply if surface, air and product temperatures are between 50°-90°F (10°-32°C).
  • Stir thoroughly before and occasionally during use.
  • Prime the entire surface to ensure a uniform appearance of the topcoat.
  • Finishing: Topcoat within 30 days to prevent contamination of the primer before painting.
  • Tinting: May be tinted with up to 2 oz. (60 mL) of universal colorant per gallon. Tinting to a lighter shade than the topcoat is recommended.
  • Coverage: 300-400 sq. ft.(28-37 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.

  • Recoat after 1 hour

  • Lower temperatures, higher humidity, poor ventilation or heavy application can significantly increase dry and recoat times.

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 local, state and federal regulations.

LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY

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: techservice@masterchem.com. Masterchem Industries LLC reserves the right to inspect any and all application of the product prior to processing your claim made under this warranty.
†Provided it is allowed to dry for 24 hours before topcoating and tested for compatibility in an inconspicuous area before full coat application.

WARNING!

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 www.epa.gov/lead.

WARNING

This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.

WARNING

Sanding or scraping pressure treated lumber may be hazardous; wear appropriate protection.

USE ONLY WITH ADEQUATE VENTILATION

Warning! Irritant!

HARMFUL OR FATAL IF SWALLOWED. CONTAINS ETHYLENE GLYCOL. 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 direction for respirator use. Close container after each use. Wash thoroughly after handling and before smoking and eating.

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.

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY

Cautions / Limitations

  • IMPORTANT! DO NOT OPEN CAN WITHOUT READING INSTRUCTIONS

  • DO NOT USE ON FLOORS

  • DO NOT USE WHEN AIR AND SURFACE TEMPERATURES ARE BELOW 50ºF OR ABOVE 90ºF

  • SHELF LIFE UNDER NORMAL CONDITIONS IS TWO YEARS UNOPENED

  • Base

    Water

  • Int/Ext

    Int/Ext

  • Color

    White

  • Coverage - Low

    300 sq. ft.

  • Mils Wet

    5.3

  • Mils Dry

    2.2

  • Coverage High

    400 sq. ft.

  • Mils Wet

    4

  • Mils Dry

    1.7

  • Finish @ 85°

    < 10

  • Min Application Temp

    50°F (10°C)

  • Max Application Temp

    90°F (32°C)

  • Viscosity

    93 - 100 KU

  • Dry To Touch

    30 min

  • Dry To Recoat

    1 hour

  • Max Tint

    2 oz

  • VOC

    100 g/L

  • Brush

    Nylon / Poly

  • Roller - Smooth Surface

    3/8" - 1/2" nap

  • Roller - Porous Surface

    1/2" - 3/4" nap

  • Spray Tip

    .015" - .021"

  • Spray Filter

    60 mesh

  • Spray Pressure

    2,500 - 3,200

  • Volume Solids

    42% (+/-) 2%

  • Weight Solids

    58% (+/-) 2%

  • Flashpoint

    N/A