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KILZ® PREMIUM

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KILZ® PREMIUM

KILZ® PREMIUM is our premier water-based primer, sealer and stainblocker that can be topcoated with latex or oil-based paint. It has excellent adhesion and provides a mildew resistant finish. It is ideal for use in moisture-prone areas. KILZ PREMIUM blocks most stains caused by water, tannin, ink, pencil, felt marker and grease.

 

GREENGUARD Certified
Finish
85° = < 20.0
Where to Use
It is ideal for use in moisture-prone areas.
Coverage
300 - 400 Sq. Ft. per Gallon

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Where to Use

Use on interior and exterior surfaces including woodwork, drywall, plaster, paneling, masonry, brick, painted metal and properly prepared glossy surfaces.

Surface Preparation

  • The surface must be clean, free of dust, grease, wax, peeling paint and wallpaper paste. 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.
  • Unpainted, exterior wood exposed to sun and/or moisture longer than 2-4 weeks must be cleaned and sanded before priming. 
  • 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 smoke damaged surfaces thoroughly before priming. Primary Recommendation: KILZ® ORIGINAL, KILZ COMPLETE® or KILZ ODORLESS® primers.

Application

  • Eye protection is recommended. A small amount of water may be added for spray applications, but 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. 
  • 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: Not recommended for stainblocking applications. KILZ PREMIUM primer may be tinted with up to 2 ounces of universal colorant per gallon for non-stainblocking projects. Tinting to a lighter shade than the topcoat is recommended.
  • Coverage: Coverage is up to 300 square feet per gallon on porous surfaces; up to 400 square feet per gallon on smooth, nonporous surfaces

Dry Time

  • Dry Time: KILZ PREMIUM primer will dry to touch in 30 minutes and can be recoated or topcoated in one hour with a latex or oil-based paint. 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. 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. 
  • 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.

To consult with a KILZ Certified Coatings Professional, call 1-866-PRIMER-1 (U.S.A. only).