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New Look, Same Great Formula! KILZ KLEAR High Performance Sealer is a fast dry multi-surface clear primer developed to seal porous surfaces inside and outside your home. Particularly effective for “same color painting”, KILZ KLEAR Primer will bond and seal porous and chalky surfaces with little change to current color. KILZ KLEAR Primer is a tough, flexible and breathable film to offer years of service.

< 10 @ 85°
Best for use in
Use on interior and exterior surfaces including drywall, plaster, wood, galvanized, aluminum, architectural plastics, masonry and brick. Not recommended for floors.
300 - 400 Sq. Ft. per Gallon depending on the surface texture, porosity and the application method.

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KILZ KLEAR Primer may also be used to seal highly porous surfaces with a transparent flat finish. Suitable for sealing torn drywall facing paper, dried wallcovering adhesive, ‘hot’ joint compounds, concrete and stucco. Use on interior and exterior surfaces including drywall, plaster, wood, galvanized, aluminum, architectural plastics, masonry and brick. Not recommended for floors.

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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: Use only over properly prepared glossy surfaces, scuff-sand to de-gloss and wipe clean before application.
  • Mold or Mildew Covered Surfaces: Wash the area with a mildew remover, rinse with water and allow to dry before priming.
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  • Stir thoroughly before and occasionally during use.
  • Use product when the surface and air temperatures are between 50-90°F (10-32°C).
  • Do not thin or apply at a greater spread rate or build up a visual glaze on the surface. The product is formulated for use at package consistency only.
  • 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
  • Coverage: 300-400 sq. ft. (18.6-27.9 m2) per gallon, depending on the surface texture, porosity and the application method.
Dry Time at 77°F (25°C), 50% RHBlank space if empty.
  • To Touch: 30 Minutes
  • To Recoat / Topcoat: 1 Hour
  • Longer dry time required in cooler temperatures and in higher humidity.
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  • 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 it 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.
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To consult with a KILZ Certified Coatings Professional, call 1-866-PRIMER-1 (U.S.A. only).

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LIMITED WARRANTYBlank space if empty.

For one year from the date of purchase, Masterchem Industries LLC warrants to the original residential consumer purchaser (1) that the product meets Masterchem Industries LLC’s manufacturing specifications, and (2) the performance of this product when applied according to the label instructions and specifications. In the event that this product proves to be defective within one year from the date of purchase, 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: Masterchem Industries LLC reserves the right to inspect any and all application of the product prior to processing your claim made under this warranty.


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KILZ ® KLEAR ™ No. L2201 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 30.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nothing better for seal peeling drywall [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] My home was built in 1971 when wallpaper was king. Nearly every wall was covered with wallpaper adhered directly to the drywall paper. This not only made it very hard to get the wallpaper off, it also allowed the drywall paper to age. The result was huge patches of drywall that would endlessly flake away like birch bark. I tried many products, but the ONLY product that permeated the paper, adhered it down firmly, and then prevented it from bubbling back up when skimming and painted was Kilz Klear. Other products allowed joint compound and paint to rewet the paper and start a new layer of paper peeling.
Date published: 2019-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I used Kilz Kleer on a chalky surface(previously painted brick) that had been painted over three years prior and was peeling very badly. I primed the chalky surface with Kleer after scraping off almost the entire layer of paint that failed to adhere to the chalky surface, two and one-half years have passed and the finish coat I applied over the Kleer is extremely tight to the surface.
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hard working so I don't have 2 [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Recently purchased a home that was rainbow colors it was terrible. So I used kilts and was amazed that in most cases only had to use one coat to go over the strange navy blue and dark brown on the walls. It was wonderful painting a home is not usually my favorite part so happy I used your products!
Date published: 2015-06-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not drying clear!! We're using this as a sealant to a mural and after 2 days it is still leaving a white film over the paint. This is NOT clear!
Date published: 2021-07-21
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