KILZ RESTORATION™<br/> Interior Primer

KILZ RESTORATION™
Interior Primer

Seals
Porous
Surface

Promotes
Adhesion

Helps
Block/Seal
Odors

Helps
Block
Severe
Stains

Helps
Block
Light/Med
Stains

Hides
Previous
Color

New Name, Same Hardworking Formula!
KILZ RESTORATION™ Primer (Formerly KILZ MAX) is a new generation water-based primer, sealer and stainblocker offering performance of traditional oil and shellac-based primers. It tackles tough stains including heavy water damage, rust, smoke, nicotine, grease, tannin, ink, pencil, felt marker, pet stains and more. KILZ RESTORATION Primer also seals persistent pet, food and smoke odors. Use on interior surfaces including drywall, woodwork, plaster, masonry, brick, painted metal, ceramic tile, glass and most other glossy surfaces. Topcoat with water-based or oil-based paint. Use to block odors from subfloor when replacing carpet or wood flooring.

RELATED PROJECT SDS L2002 | TDS 

Available in Gallons & Fives

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KILZ RESTORATION™ Interior Primer is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 180.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product i bought after dlkng plumbing repair under my sink and caught it on fire. The smell was bad. Only a couple of two by fours in wall caught on fire, we go out before damaged too bad. But the smoke smell was on everything inside the cabinets and drawers. We had to paint all the inside lf the cabinet, drawers inside and out. And the boards that caught on fire to cover the smoke smell that you could smell in kitchen and each time you opened a cabinet door. After painting everything it took away all the smell like it never happened. Will always use and recommend kilz products. If you're reading this twice the first time it some how got changed to one star. I give it 5 stars for a great product. So I am giving a rave review. I've used kilz on many projects besides this throughout the years.
Date published: 2020-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great I bought this a week ago .It works Great perfect coverage. Easy to apply. Smooth surface
Date published: 2020-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product I used this to restore particle board cabinets in the kitchen, mom said it couldn't be done, now she can't be more happy with my finished job
Date published: 2020-07-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Kilz killed it i bought after dlkng plumbing repair under my sink and caught it on fire. The smell was bad. Only a couple of two by fours in wall caught on fire, we go out before damaged too bad. But the smoke smell was on everything inside the cabinets and drawers. We had to paint all the inside lf the cabinet, drawers inside and out. And the boards that caught on fire to cover the smoke smell that you could smell in kitchen and each time you opened a cabinet door. After painting everything it took away all the smell like it never happened. Will always use and recommend kilz products
Date published: 2020-07-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not great Tried this product on oil based trim, which I previously sanded and it still didn't adhere well. Was really disappointed. This product is not worth the price.
Date published: 2020-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great overage Very good coverage. 1 maybe 2 coats and the best coverage ever
Date published: 2020-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! We bought this when we first bought our house. Previous owners let their BIG dog go to the rest room in one corner of the room! This stuff saved us!
Date published: 2020-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing coverage. Had a leak in family room over fireplace. Used Kilz and couldn't be more pleased. Thank you.
Date published: 2020-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth application and good surface adhesion I have a habit of always owning an old House. First thing I do is paint and kill is always my first coat just Becssue
Date published: 2020-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kilz Restoration Primer I bought kilz to do my bedroom ceiling for a large water stain from my roof leaking. It also helped with my ex-husbands smoking stains in the bedroom and bathroom. Grateful to get those stains covered.
Date published: 2020-04-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible I purchased this and after cleaning and sanding my cabinets i applied this primer. It did not stick to the wood and is peeling and cracking everywhere. I have to strip all of my cabinets now.
Date published: 2020-04-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn’t work, smoke damages and nicotine. Nicotine and tar that we had originally cleaned before hand, bled through the primer. Went and bought the original and it worked great. This was honestly a waste of time and money for me
Date published: 2020-03-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Primer is cracking . I bought this primer thinking it was going to cover up pet odors previous owner of the house had on the subfloor. I put down one initial coat and the paint had some cracking in it which allowed the order to weep through and the stains to come through which in return could smell the odor. Then I went and put a second coat on and again same results certain areas okay but certain areas paint cracked again allowing the smell to come through and still stains came through the property is 2,000 square feet and I used three 5 gallon buckets of primer well beyond what does products claim you could cover as as square footage.
Date published: 2020-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST pet urine odor and sealer!!! We are selling our house, and had an old dog who constantly went potty in the same room. Regardless of how many times we had it cleaned it was still a lingering nightmare. Upon ripping up the carpet and padding, the subfloor showed the damage. We used an enzyme cleaner, and followed up with a coat of Kilz restoration primer once the floor was dry. I can not believe the results!!! No more urine smell!! This stuff is fantastic!! I highly recommend this to anyone trying to seal out ANY pet odor!! This Primer was not only a life saver, but saved our pockets tremendously by not having to replace the entire subfloor!!!
Date published: 2019-12-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stay away from it!!! Purchased this product because it stated on the label "paint In 1 hour" as well as "topcoat with water based or oil base paint".....let dried over night and top coated the following day and paint started to crack. Now I have to strip 25+ cabinet doors!!!
Date published: 2019-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Coverage I recently purchased a home that was built in 1994. The home is well built and a good floor plan. But the owners were heavy smokers for the entire time 15 years. The walls were so smoke damaged you could make out the outline of anything hanging on the walls. We purchased kilz and it took 15 gallons to cover everything from the ceiling to the floor. It worksed so well, the smoke smell was gone and the staining did not bleed thru. Kilz has always been our go to primer no matter how bad it could be.
Date published: 2019-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic coverage for our old farmhouse! We are thrilled with the results from priming our new house: a 100+ year old farmhouse that is need of desperate renovations. We used Kilz Restoration Interior Primer on all of the first floor and are excited to do the same upstairs. It covered stains and freshened everything up. It goes on nicely, not too think or thin. We highly recommend this Kilz!
Date published: 2019-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No bleeding through I believe in it my house burnt lots of smoke damage and no bleed through at all and no more smoke smell
Date published: 2019-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage I've used it for several years to prime cabinets for painting without having to sand them .
Date published: 2019-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use Use this In housing authority and some times the apartments are left with many stains and kilz covers and cuts down on time
Date published: 2019-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Did exactly what I needed done Your product saved me $ as I didnt have to replace the wood!
Date published: 2019-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Did exactly what I needed done Your product saved me $ as I didnt have to replace the wood!
Date published: 2019-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Long lasting! My mother had a leak from her side by side upstairs. Directly below, in the basement there was mold and mildew....once washed it only took 2 coats and.....walls back to petfection...never had to do it again. I know because now that same house is mine!
Date published: 2019-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked wonders My friend used this on her living room after a pet messed it up. It was amazing. Several of us have decided to use this first before doing any more inside work.
Date published: 2019-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great This is good paint in need more so badly I have the whole house to color and can’t wait
Date published: 2019-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love how it works We bought this so we could get rid of the cigarette smoke that permeate the ceilings and walls. It was the best product we found
Date published: 2019-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kills odors and stains Cleaned up a home with years of cigarette smoke damage
Date published: 2019-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Covered excellently and was easy to apply. Loved it!!
Date published: 2019-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage I bought this to use on some old furniture, it worked perfectly!
Date published: 2019-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage I bought this to use on some old furniture, it worked perfectly!
Date published: 2019-10-24
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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 RESTORATION Primer may be used on clean, dry, aged interior masonry surfaces that have cured (dried) at least 30 days.
  • Fire Restoration: It is critical to clean and repair damaged surfaces thoroughly before priming.

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. 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.
  • Sealing Odors: For persistent odors, apply a second coat of primer before topcoating. If odor continues, a longer drytime is needed before topcoating.
  • Tinting: KILZ RESTORATION 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

  • To Touch: 30 Minutes

  • To Recoat / Topcoat: 1 Hour

  • Application at lower temperatures, high humidity or poor ventilation 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

    Interior

  • Color

    White

  • Coverage - Low

    300 sq. ft.

  • Mils Wet

    5.3

  • Mils Dry

    2

  • Coverage High

    400 sq. ft.

  • Mils Wet

    4

  • Mils Dry

    1.5

  • 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

    75 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

    37.5% (+/-) 2%

  • Weight Solids

    54.0% (+/-) 2%

  • Flashpoint

    N/A