KILZ® 3 PREMIUM
Interior | Exterior Primer

Seals
Porous
Surface

Promotes
Adhesion

Helps
Block
Severe
Stains

Helps
Block
Light/Med
Stains

Hides
Previous
Color

Mildew
Resistant
Finish

New Look, Same Trusted Formula! KILZ® 3 PREMIUM primer is a superior quality, fast drying, low odor, very low VOC, water-based primer-sealer-stainblocker. It has excellent adhesion and provides a mildew resistant coating making it ideal for use in moisture-prone areas. KILZ PREMIUM primer blocks most medium to heavy stains caused by water, tannin, ink, pencil, felt marker and grease. Its thicker high hiding formula hides surface imperfections and prepares the surface better for painting. Use on interior and exterior surfaces including woodwork, drywall, plaster, paneling, masonry, brick, painted metal and properly prepared glossy surfaces†. Works with oil and water-based paints. Not recommended for floors.

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Available in Quarts, Gallons & Fives

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  • Ratings & Reviews
  • Preparation, Application & Clean-Up
  • Warranty / Warnings
  • Product Specifications
KILZ® 3 PREMIUM Interior | Exterior Primer is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 179.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what it says! Having painted OSB board before I know how it likes to suck up paint. I bought a gallon of your primer and was both amazed and very pleasantly surprised your fine product covered and stopped the excess paint usage with just ONE coat! A great product and I highly recommend! I will never paint without using Kilz!!
Date published: 2019-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No Other Brand Works As Well Honestly I am an artist and this the only thing I use. Low odor is a plus with animals and children and it gets the job done the first time around.
Date published: 2019-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super coverage!!! I had a kitchen ceiling that was peeling. After scrapping off all iI could on a 55 yr old ceiling, i applied 2 coats of the Premium Kilz. It looks super. It covered in one coat but i used the second coat so i won't have to touch it for years!
Date published: 2019-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Killz max. A house saver We purchased a house where the owner and his son smoked like chimneys. We have been using killz Max on all the walls and trim and finally the house no longer smells like an ashtray. I was worried in the beginning that our investment was really not going to be worth it and we would never be able to enjoy the place, nor would we ever be able to sell it. I have asthma and Was not able to spend even more than 20 minutes in the house before needing to leave. The smoke smell was so strong that it permeated your clothes and it made me wheeze just being in the vicinity. Thanks to killz Max our place is now it is starting to look just beautiful and smells fresh as well. Thank you so much killz max for saving the day
Date published: 2019-03-27
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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.
  • Peeling or Checked Paint: Scrape off loose paint and sand to a smooth surface. Sanding or removal of paint containing lead is hazardous.*
  • †Glossy Surfaces: For maximum adhesion, scuff sand the surface thoroughly before priming.*
  • 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 PREMIUM 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 PREMIUM Primer.
  • Fire Restoration: It is critical to clean damaged surfaces thoroughly before priming. Primer recommendations: KILZ® RESORATION for water-based (interior); KILZ ORIGINAL or KILZ ORIGINAL EXTERIOR for oil-based.

Application

  • 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. 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 – .017-.021 tip / 60 mesh filter
  • Prime the 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: KILZ PREMIUM 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 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 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.

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.
 


USE ONLY WITH ADEQUATE VENTILATION

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.

†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 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. 

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

  • 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

    1.6

  • 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

    <5 g/L

  • Brush

    Nylon / Poly

  • Roller - Smooth Surface

    3/8" - 1/2" nap

  • Roller - Porous Surface

    1/2" - 3/4" nap

  • Spray Tip

    .017" - .021"

  • Spray Filter

    60 mesh

  • Spray Pressure

    2,500 - 3,000

  • Volume Solids

    54.7% (+/-) 2%

  • Weight Solids

    40.5% (+/-) 2%

  • Flashpoint

    N/A