If you have a wall with unpleasant stains, for example smoke stains from a previous homeowner in a bedroom, KILZ® Original Primer with its powerful stain blocking formula is the one you’ll fall in love with.



Smoke stained walls mar an otherwise airy master bedroom, made worse by an unpleasant lingering odor. A much-needed transformation starts with KILZ® Original Primer, featuring a powerful stain and odor blocking formula that is the first step in taking this master bedroom from dreary to bright.

Painted and refreshed bedroom
Bedroom with smoke stained walls


Simply painting over stained walls will likely leave you with unwanted stains and odors seeping through, which is why starting with the right primer before painting is key! Trusted by pros for over 40 years, KILZ Original interior primer is formulated to block most heavy interior stains including water, smoke, tannin, ink, and more. It also seals pet, food and smoke odors and has excellent adhesion properties, helping paint better adhere to most interior surfaces.

After the smoke stains and odors are covered and sealed with KILZ Original Primer and the primer has had time to dry, it’s time for a fresh coat of paint. Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines® Interior Paint in Pearly Cotton JG-33 is the perfect almost-white bleached beige shade for this master bedroom makeover. Available in 150 timeless colors personally crafted by Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines premium interior paint is low VOC and remarkably durable.

The new white master bedroom walls are the perfect backdrop for the mid-century modern bed (an existing piece of furniture that looks almost brand new in the freshly painted room!). New grey-blue side tables with gold hardware are complemented by gold light fixtures, a colorful rug, soothing artwork and soft pillows that add a perfect pop of color.

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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