When you’re trying to fall in love with a new color, the last thing you need is your ex-color showing up and ruining everything. That’s why you should consider KILZ 3® Premium Primer when going from a darker color to a lighter color. It hides dark colors and makes sure they don’t ever call you again.


A neglected and dark spare room is transformed into a sunny and sweet nursery with the help of KILZ® Primer and paint. The existing deep berry-hued walls wouldn’t do for the light and bright look desired for the space, calling for KILZ 3​® Premium Primer. Formulated with a thicker high hiding formula, KILZ 3 Premium Primer hides surface imperfections, prepares the surface better for painting and hides previous dark colors with ease.

After nursery image
Before nursery image


After primer is properly applied and allowed to dry it’s time for some fun color blocking in a fresh white and happy orange hue. KILZ Tribute® in Architectural White TB-08 is used for the top half of the wall, while the same paint in Bright Marigold TB-95 brightens up the bottom. KILZ Tribute® provides a durable, highly scrubbable finish, making for easy-to-clean walls ideal for children’s rooms.

Primer and paint take the room from dim to delightful, and now it’s time to decorate! A hanging chair creates a relaxing space for rocking and reading, while a sweet white crib pops against the orange paint color and ties to the white hue on the upper wall. Fanciful artwork and a colorful mobile complement the color-blocking and create a fun focal point.

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

Color Story

Visualize this color in your own space. Use KILZ® COLOR PERFECT™ to upload and virtually paint digital photos of your painting project.


  • Primer: KILZ 3® Premium
  • Paint: KILZ Tribute®
  • Paint After walls (top) – Architectural White TB-08
  • Paint After walls (bottom) – Bright Marigold TB-95
  • 3/8"-1/2" Nap Paint Roller
  • Drop Cloth
  • Tape
  • Damp Cloth
  • Can Key
  • Stir Stick
  • Level
  • Pencil