KILZ® General Purpose Exterior Primer

Seals
Porous
Surface

KILZ® General Purpose Exterior Primer is a fast-drying latex primer and sealer, specifically formulated for outdoor use. It minimizes problems caused by surface texture and porosity differences. It’s ready to brush, roll or spray and can be topcoated after one hour with latex or oil-based paint. Use on almost all exterior surfaces including stucco, wood, masonry and brick. Not recommended for flooring, glossy surfaces, mold- and mildew-prone surfaces, or for stainblocking. Use on properly prepared exterior surfaces, such as brick, wood, drywall and masonry.

Available in Gallons & Fives

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  • Ratings & Reviews
  • Preparation, Application & Clean-Up
  • Warranty / Warnings
  • Product Specifications
KILZ® General Purpose Exterior Primer is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my first review of masterchem product This is a good paint . This is a good paint. this is a good paint.
Date published: 2013-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Primer for Minimal Decorating Problems This is a great, cost effective solution if you have minor issues. However, do not use if you have more serious issues like stainblocking.
Date published: 2013-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I strongly encourage everyone to use this as the cleaner. i have added a few extra decorations but its great for an overall space saver and this year i wont be forever hoovering up pine needles lolWe bought a Paintpod Compact because we had a large area which needed coating 3 times.We read a lot of mixed reviews of the Paintpod system, but decided that if there was a chance that this would save us some time then it was worth it.\n\nHaving now used the Paintpod compact for 2 coats, (just one to go - hurray!), I have to say that I have quite mixed feelings about it.My husband has decided that it's quicker with the old fashioned roller, so he's reverted to that. I'm not totally sure.I think that it is probably just a little quicker than I would normally paint, but don't go expecting miracles!!\n\nThis system holds great promise. It has a lot of clever little features, and has obviously been thought about a great deal, but somehow the performance just seems to let it down a little.It did tend to get most paint in the middle of the roller and, different to a lot of other people, I didn't suffer from dripping.In fact, I had the opposite - sometimes the system just didn't seem to supply enough paint to the roller.
Date published: 2013-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from They feel a bit flimsy but there's no reason to believe that they won't give years of service. Very annoying and so I still need to take it to a laundry mat. If you don't leave the door open (afterwards) it gets a mildew smell.Other then that I haven't had any problems with it with a regular load of laundry. Just wish I had gotten a bigger size.Good oneBought this and matching dryer. The electrical panel went bad immediately after the 1 yr warranty expired, costing over $300 to fix. The door broke as well, and would cost another $300 to fix, more than the cost of the washer.
Date published: 2013-02-07
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Surface Preparation

  • Complete all patching, repairs and sanding before applying KILZ GENERAL PURPOSE EXTERIOR.

  • The surface must be clean, free of dust, grease, wax, mold, mildew, peeling paint and wallpaper paste. If washing is necessary use a non-soapy detergent or a TSP substitute. Rinse well and allow to dry.

  • For maximum adhesion, scrape off loose paint and sand to a smooth surface. KILZ PREMIUM and KILZ 2 are recommended for use over properly prepared glossy surfaces.

  • Wash the area with a mildew remover, rinse with water and allow to dry before priming. Note: KILZ PREMIUM and KILZ 2 are recommended for mildew-prone surfaces.

  • KILZ General Purpose Exterior may be used on clean, dry, aged masonry surfaces. New masonry must be allowed to cure (dry) at least 30 days before applying KILZ General Purpose Exterior.

Application

  • Eye protection is recommended.

  • A small amount of water may be added for spray applications.

  • Stir or mix thoroughly before and occasionally during use.

  • Apply using a brush, roller or sprayer.

  • KILZ General Purpose Exterior can be topcoated with latex or oil-based paint after one hour.

  • Apply only if surface, air and product temperatures are between 50°-90°F.

  • Prime the entire surface to ensure a uniform appearance.

  • May be tinted with up to 2 ounces of universal colorant per gallon. Tinting to a lighter shade than the topcoat is recommended.

  • Coverage varies with porosity. Coverage is approximately 300 square feet per gallon on porous surfaces; up to 400 square feet per gallon on smooth, nonporous surfaces.

Dry Time at 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 can significantly increase dry and recoat times.

Clean-Up & Disposal

  • Clean equipment and paint spatters with warm, soapy water.

  • If spilled, contain spilled 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.

  • To recycle or properly dispose of paint or primer in your community, call 1-800-CLEANUP.

*Limited Warranty

For one year from the date of purchase, Masterchem Industries LLC warrants to the original residential consumer purchaser (1) that the product meets Masterchem Industries LLC’s manufacturing specifications, and (2) the performance of this product when applied according to the label instructions and specifications. In the event that this product proves to be defective within one year from the date of purchase, 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.

Warning!

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

USE ONLY WITH ADEQUATE VENTILATION

 

Warning! Irritant!

HARMFUL OR FATAL IF SWALLOWED. CONTAINS ETHYLENE GLYCOL. May cause eye, nose and throat irritation. Avoid breathing of dust, vapors and spray mist. Open windows and doors or use other means to ensure fresh air entry during application and drying. If you experience eye watering, headaches, 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 or eating.

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.

First Aid

If you experience difficulty in breathing, move to fresh air. If continued difficulty is experienced, get medical assistance immediately. For eye contact flush eyes immediately with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes and obtain medical attention. If swallowed, get medical attention immediately.

KEEP FROM FREEZING. If frozen, let thaw at room temperature.

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN!

  • Base

    Water

  • Int/Ext

    Ext

  • Color

    White

  • Coverage - Low

    300 sq. ft.

  • Mils Wet

    5.3

  • Mils Dry

    1.7

  • Coverage High

    400 sq. ft.

  • Mils Wet

    4

  • Mils Dry

    1.3

  • Finish @ 85°

    < 10

  • Min Application Temp

    50°F (10°C)

  • Max Application Temp

    90°F (32°C)

  • Max Tint

    2 oz

  • Dry To Touch

    30 min

  • Dry To Recoat

    1 hour

  • VOC

    95 g/L

  • Brush

    Nylon / Poly

  • Roller - Smooth

    3/8" - 1/2" nap

  • Roller - Porous

    1/2" - 3/4" nap

  • Spray Tip

    .015" - .021"

  • Spray Filter

    60 mesh

  • Spray Pressure

    2,500 - 3,200

  • Volume Solids

    31.4% (+/-) 2%

  • Weight Solids

    47.4% (+/-) 2%

  • Viscosity

    95 - 105 KU

  • Flashpoint

    N/A