KILZ® ORIGINAL<br/> Interior Primer

KILZ® ORIGINAL
Interior Primer

Seals
Porous
Surface

Promotes
Adhesion

Helps
Block/Seal
Odors

Helps
Block
Severe
Stains

Helps
Block
Light/Med
Stains

Hides
Previous
Color

KILZ® ORIGINAL Primer is a powerful stainblocking formula that blocks most heavy interior stains including water, smoke, tannin, ink, pencil, felt marker, grease, and also seals pet, food and smoke odors. Trusted by pros for over 40 years, excellent sealing and adhesion properties help paint adhere to most interior surfaces leading to better results. Use on wood, drywall, plaster, paneling, wallpaper, masonry, brick, painted metal and properly prepared glossy surfaces. Not recommended for mold or mildew-prone surfaces or on flooring.

RELATED PROJECT SDS 1000 | TDS 

Available in Quarts, Gallons & Fives

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  • Ratings & Reviews
  • Preparation, Application & Clean-Up
  • Warranty / Warnings
  • Product Specifications
KILZ® ORIGINAL Interior Primer is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 2188.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best oil based primer used this primer to cover water stains and seal drywall patches. Best undercoat for paint.
Date published: 2021-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for smoke coverage! My husband and I just purchased a fixer upper. It checked all our boxes but one: the previous owner was a smoker. We have been working through the house to repaint and refinish walls, and Kilz has been the MVP. It goes on easily and has great coverage for both stains and odors! It’s bonus that it can be covered with latex paint too, so we aren’t forever locked in to oil based paints even though we needed heavy coverage. I will forever recommend Kilz to any DIYer in need of serious coverage!
Date published: 2021-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great covers very well Used last year work very well ... Covers the stains nicely .... Would and will definitely use again.
Date published: 2021-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage! We had an entire interior to prime. 4 br, office hallways stairs andbneeded something that would get the job done in one coat. Everyone said we could have gone cheaper but we wanted reliable.
Date published: 2021-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! The place we bought had bedrooms painted black and grey. One coat of KILZ was enough to let us choose better colors.
Date published: 2021-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gets the jobdone Would highly recommend and use this product again, for sure.
Date published: 2021-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Primer! KILZ primer is the best on the market! Its stain coverage is excellent and it works as advertised!
Date published: 2021-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good i bought this to prime walls. it did a really good job.
Date published: 2021-08-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great paint PRIMER WORKS WELL AS A COVER-UP TO STAINS AND MARKS ON WALLS
Date published: 2021-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent I used this to color a bright room. It covered it completely.
Date published: 2021-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT PRODUCT I have used KILZ PRIMER for years now and I continue to be impressed with its relaible primer.
Date published: 2021-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing We could not be happier with results of this project with Kilz products! Worth every penny
Date published: 2021-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great coverage on paneling I had a oak panel wall and shelving in my dining room that needed a much deserved update. After a quick sanding of the glossy paneling I gave it a primer coat to seal it for painting. Worked like a charm, as always. My dining room looks much better without all that oak wood.
Date published: 2021-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy does it Used Kilz on my ceiling to cover water stain. One coat rolled is all it took. Great coverage and so easy to use.
Date published: 2021-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for sealing Loved the way it covered the smoke damaged walls in our bedroom
Date published: 2021-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product bought this a year ago and didn't use until recently; still worked great
Date published: 2021-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use I purchased the spray on primer when I noticed discoloration from a previous leaking roof. The Kilz covered it perfectly with one application. I'm sold.
Date published: 2021-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome provides great coverage and really covers stains well
Date published: 2021-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from KILZ Primer We purchased as we were remodeling & needed some primer & KILZ is the best as it covers well & you only have to apply once & gets the job done.
Date published: 2021-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Did The Job!!! I had a roof leak last winter,which caused some ceiling damage in two rooms. I now have a new roof and used this product to fix my ceiling damage/stain issues.
Date published: 2021-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like a charm! Use this all the time when painting a room that really has bold colors, water leaks or ordors.
Date published: 2021-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Covered well Strong smell. Covered well. I could see the difference after semi gloss paint was applied.
Date published: 2021-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ONE TIME ONLY LOVE THE FACT THAT JUST ONE COAT COVERED THE OLD PAINT AND MARKINGS, NO WASTING TIME APPLING 2 OR 3 COATS
Date published: 2021-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Primer Ever! This product works so well in covering up ceiling stains from a previously leaking roof. We will never use any other brand.
Date published: 2021-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Product!! We purchased a used rv that was smoked in by previous owners. The walls were just yellow with nicotine. After washing everything we used Kilz Primer to cover the yellowed walls before painting. And it looks great! Nothing shows thru and the paint didn't peel. Would recommend this to ANYONE!!
Date published: 2021-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Way to Start Project Bought this product to cover up dark wall color. Made painting a lot more easier and trouble free
Date published: 2021-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Stuff I had bought a house and the kitchen walls where Fuscia Pink. So I needed to prime them with Kilz and it worked very well so my new color would not be having the horrible pink color show thru. My only go to product when I need a primer
Date published: 2021-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Kilz hides imperfections and knots in wood perfectly.
Date published: 2021-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from kilz easy to apply--really works-covered the area with 1 coat
Date published: 2021-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No drip fast dry time easy I am taking down a popcorn ceiling. After doing the tape and mud , I used Kilz and worked like a charm.
Date published: 2021-08-26
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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 substances.
  • If washing is necessary, use a non-soapy detergent or a TSP substitute, rinse well and allow to dry.
  • 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 ORIGINAL Primer may be used on clean, dry, aged masonry surfaces that have cured (dried) at least 90 days. If masonry has cured less than 90 days, use KILZ® PREMIUM, KILZ 2® or KILZ ORIGINAL LOW ODOR® Primers.
  • Fire Restoration: It is critical to clean smoke damaged surfaces thoroughly before priming.

Application

  • Eye protection is recommended. Do not thin. Stir thoroughly before and occasionally during use.
  • Apply using a brush, roller or sprayer.
  • Use product when painting surface and air temperatures are between 35°F (2°C) and 90°F (32°C).
  • 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-.019 tip / 60 mesh filter
  • Prime entire surface to ensure a uniform appearance of the topcoat.
  • Stainblocking: After priming, test for stain bleed-through by applying the topcoat to a small section. If the stain bleeds through the topcoat, apply a second coat of primer and test again before topcoating the entire area. If bleeding continues, a longer dry time is needed before topcoating.
  • Tinting: Up to 2 ounces of universal colorant per gallon. Tinting to a lighter shade than topcoat is recommended.
  • Coverage: 300-400 sq. ft. (28-37 m2) per gallon depending on application method and surface porosity.

Dry Time at 77°F (25°C), 50% RH

  • Dry Time @ 77°F (25°C) / 50% RH: Touch in 30 minutes.

  • Paint in 1 hour.

Clean up & Disposal

  • Clean equipment and paint spatters with mineral spirits or acetone. Immediately after use, dispose of soiled rags and waste in a closed, water-filled container.
  • Do not dispose of this product down a drain. Please consider donating any unused product.
  • 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.

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.

Warning!

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


Danger!

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. 



CONTAINS PETROLEUM DISTILLATES.

VAPOR HARMFUL: May affect the brain or nervous system causing dizziness, headache, or nausea. Causes eye, skin, nose and throat irritation.

USE ONLY WITH ADEQUATE VENTILATION: Do not breathe vapors or spray mist. 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. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Wash thoroughly after handling and before smoking and eating.

NOTICE: Reports have associated repeated and prolonged occupational overexposure to solvents with permanent brain and nervous system damage. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents may be harmful or fatal.

VAPORS MAY CAUSE FLASH FIRE: Vapors can flow along surfaces to a distant ignition source and flash back. Keep away from heat, sparks and flame. Do not smoke. Extinguish all flames and pilot lights and turn off stoves, heaters, electric motors and other sources of ignition during use and until all vapors are gone. Prevent build-up of vapors by opening all windows and doors to achieve cross-ventilation. To avoid spontaneous combustion, soak soiled rags and waste immediately after use in a closed, water filled metal container. See clean-up and disposal for more information.

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.

  • For skin, wash thoroughly with soap and water.

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

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN!

  • Base

    Oil

  • Int/Ext

    Int

  • Color

    White

  • Coverage - Low

    300 sq. ft.

  • Mils Wet

    5.3

  • Mils Dry

    2.3

  • 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

    80 - 90 KU

  • Dry To Touch

    30 min

  • Dry To Recoat

    1 hour

  • Max Tint

    2 oz

  • VOC

    443 g/L

  • Brush

    Nylon / Poly

  • Roller - Smooth Surface

    3/8" - 1/2" nap

  • Roller - Porous Surface

    1/2" - 3/4" nap

  • Spray Tip

    .015" - .019"

  • Spray Filter

    60 mesh

  • Spray Pressure

    2,500 - 3,000

  • Volume Solids

    42.7% (+/-) 2%

  • Weight Solids

    63.9% (+/-) 2%

  • Flashpoint

    75°F (23.9°C)