Over time, fluctuating temperatures and humidity levels can make paint peel. For spaces where this is normal, like kitchens, using KILZ 3® Premium Primer, known for its exceptional adhesion and durability, before you paint can help ensure your paint job lasts longer. It’s a match made in heaven.



A bland kitchen gets a dash of color and a sprinkle of modern farmhouse flair in this stunning transformation. Primer and paint are the key ingredients in this kitchen renovation, proving that you don’t always need to demo your dated wood cabinets to bring an entirely new look and feel into your space. Like a gourmet chef who understands the importance of properly preparing their ingredients before whipping up a main dish, professional painters know that proper prep work is key to ensuring a star-worthy renovation.

Kitchen after
Kitchen before


For this kitchen makeover, KILZ 3® Premium Primer is the not-so-secret sauce that took these cabinets from flat to fabulous! A fast drying, low odor and very low VOC primer, KILZ 3® Premium provides exceptional adhesion and durability – ideal for high traffic and high touch surfaces including kitchen cabinets and drawers. KILZ 3® Premium also ensures a mildew resistant primer coat, great for use in moisture prone areas like kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms.

Once the primer is properly applied and dried, it is time for paint! The upper cabinets are painted in a pure white, Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines® Trim & Cabinetry Paint in True White JG-21. Available in 150 timeless colors personally crafted by Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines premium interior paint offers the hardness of a traditional oil-based paint in a water-based acrylic formula that is remarkably durable and easy to clean. The white upper cabinets serve to make the kitchen feel lighter, larger and more open. They also perfectly contrast with the inky blue lower cabinets – coated in the same paint line’s Silos District JG-92.

Wood shelves that once faded into the background now pop between the white and blue cabinets, creating the perfect place for color-coordinated glassware and table settings to be on display. Sleek black hardware completes the cabinet transformation and was the inspiration for the addition of a matte black pendant light and matching faucet to modernize the existing farmhouse sink.

Light wood floors and a sleek white subway tile backsplash complete the space, but it’s easy to see that primer and paint were key ingredients that transformed a tired kitchen into a modern masterpiece.

Always remember to refer to our website kilz.com or product back labels for additional information on which primer is right for your project and detailed instructions on how to apply our products.

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