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: 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 RESTORATION Primer may be used on clean, dry, aged interior masonry surfaces that have cured (dried) at least 30 days.
- Fire Restoration: It is critical to clean and repair damaged surfaces thoroughly before priming.
- Eye protection is recommended. For spray applications, a small amount of water (no more than 1/2 pint per gallon) may be added. 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Sealing Odors: For persistent odors, apply a second coat of primer before topcoating. If odor continues, a longer drytime is needed before topcoating.
- Tinting: KILZ RESTORATION Primer may be tinted with up to 2 ounces of universal colorant per gallon. Tinting to a lighter shade than the topcoat is recommended.
- Coverage: 300-400 sq. ft. (27.87-37 m2) per gallon depending on application method and surface porosity.
Dry Time at 77°F (25°C), 50% RH
To Touch: 30 Minutes
To Recoat / Topcoat: 1 Hour
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.
- 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 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.
LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY
Masterchem Industries LLC warrants to you, the original residential consumer purchaser, the performance of this product as described on this label for so long as you reside in your home. If this product is found to be defective upon inspection by its representative, 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: email@example.com. Masterchem Industries LLC reserves the right to inspect any and all application of the product prior to processing your claim made under this warranty.
This product contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
USE ONLY WITH ADEQUATE VENTILATION
CAUTION IRRITANT Avoid contact with eyes. May cause eye, nose and throat irritation. Avoid breathing of dust, vapors or spray mist. Open windows and doors or use other means to ensure fresh air entry during application and drying. If you experience eye watering, headache or dizziness or if air monitoring demonstrates vapor/ mist levels are above applicable limits, wear an appropriate, properly fitted respirator (NIOSH / MSHA TC -23C or equivalent) during and after application. Follow respirator manufacturer’s directions for respirator use. Close container after each use. Wash thoroughly after handling and before smoking or eating.
If you scrape, sand, or remove old paint, you may release lead dust.LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE.Wear a NIOSH-approved respirator to control lead exposure. Clean up carefully with a HEPA vacuum and a wet mop. Before you start, find out how to protect yourself and your family by contacting the National Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD or log on towww.epa.gov/lead.
If swallowed, do not induce vomiting. Get medical attention immediately. If you experience difficulty in breathing, leavethe area to obtain fresh air. If continued difficulty is experienced, get medical attention immediately. In case of eye contact, flush eyesimmediately with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and get medical attention.
KEEP FROM FREEZING. If frozen, let thaw at room temperature.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
Coverage - Low
300 sq. ft.
2(Video) Best Odor Blocking Primer - Top Five Primers in 2021
400 sq. ft.
Finish @ 85°
Min Application Temp
Max Application Temp
Viscosity(Video) Zinsser vs Kilz Primer: Making the Best DIY Primer Choice | Which One is Better? 
95 -105 KU
Dry To Touch
Dry To Recoat
Roller - Smooth Surface
3/8" - 1/2" nap(Video) KILZ MAX Review
Roller - Porous Surface
1/2" - 3/4" nap
.017" - .021
2,500 - 3,000
37.5% (+/-) 2%
54.0% (+/-) 2%
Flashpoint(Video) what is best primer to conceal stains and strong odors?
Is one coat of KILZ primer enough? ›
How many coats of Kilz will I need? Usually one coat of Kilz will be enough to cover any texture issues, stains, previous colors, and odors. For darker colors, it is recommended to use two coats of Kilz. It will also be helpful to tint your Kilz primer, which can speed up the process too.How do you use KILZ Restoration interior primer? ›
Apply using a brush, roller or sprayer. Roller – High quality 3/8-1/2" nap on smooth surfaces or 1/2-3/4" nap on semi-rough or porous surfaces. 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.Is kilz max the same as KILZ Restoration? ›
KILZ RESTORATION Primer (Formerly KILZ MAX) is a new generation water-based primer, sealer and stain blocker offering the performance of traditional oil and shellac-based primers. It tackles tough stains including heavy water damage, rust, smoke, nicotine, grease, tannin, ink, pencil, felt marker, pet stains and more.Can you paint over KILZ Restoration? ›
KILZ Restoration can be top coated with latex or oil-base paint.How do I know if one coat of primer is enough? ›
Depending on how strong or bold the previous color is, it may be necessary to apply more than one coat of primer. However, it is not necessary to over apply the primer with so many coats. As long as the primer applies uniformly over the previous color, then one or two coats should be sufficient.Do you ever need 3 coats of primer? ›
You will want to use 2-3 coats of primer to ensure there is a good bond between the new paint and the wall, and also to cover up any previous colors, especially if they are red, orange, or a strange outdated color. In short, you will typically need 2 coats of primer for most painting projects.How long does kilz restoration primer take to dry? ›
Dries to the touch in 30 minutes. Can be recoated or topcoated in one hour with latex or oil-based paint. Application at lower temperatures, in high humidity or in poorly ventilated areas will affect dry time.Can I use KILZ primer without sanding? ›
The highest quality bonding primers will often state 'no sanding is necessary' and will adhere to almost any shiny surface, such as glass, metal, tile etc. Primers like Kilz, Fuse, and Zinnser are good for bonding very strongly. Primers can be costly, but if they are of good quality there will be no need for sanding.Can you just paint KILZ over mold? ›
Although it is designed to be applied directly to mold and mildew prone surfaces, any existing mold and/or mildew on the surface should be removed before priming and painting. This will ensure best results. Wash the area with a mildew remover, rinse with water and allow to dry before priming.What is the strongest Kilz primer? ›
The KILZ brand offers a range of hard-working primers. KILZ 3 Premium Primer is a heavy duty, high hide sealer and stain blocker. For the toughest of jobs, KILZ Restoration Primer is our maximum stain and odor blocking primer.
Can KILZ Restoration be used on new drywall? ›
New Look, Same Hardworking Formula! KILZ® PVA DRYWALL PRIMER is designed for use on new drywall. It is a fast drying, interior water-based primer formulated to prime and seal new, uncoated drywall and reduce the number of topcoats required to achieve a uniform, professional quality finish.Is KILZ Restoration oil or water-based? ›
KILZ Restoration is a water-based primer which also blocks severe stains and odors, however, has lower VOC's which meets all national regulations. It is also a low odor primer and has easy clean-up with soap and water.What is KILZ Restoration used for? ›
KILZ® RESTORATION™ Primer is a new generation water-based primer, sealer and stainblocker offering performance of traditional oil and shellac-based primers. It tackles tough stains including severe water damage, rust, smoke, nicotine, grease, tannin, ink, pencil, felt marker, pet stains and more.Will Kilz primer hide imperfections? ›
KILZ PREMIUM primer blocks most medium to heavy stains caused by water, tannin, ink, pencil, felt marker and grease. Its thicker high hiding formula hides surface imperfections and prepares the surface better for painting.Can you paint over black mold with Kilz? ›
Kilz, despite it's name, does not kill mold – you need to remove the mold before painting.Will multiple coats of primer hide imperfections? ›
Two primer coats are recommended in this scenario because much of the first primer coat will be soaked up by the wall; the second coat will replenish any primer absorbed by the surface and hide any flaws in the wall.What happens if you apply second coat of primer too soon? ›
Applying the second coat too early will result in streaks, peeling paint, and uneven color. Not only will this ruin the entire project but it'll cost additional money to get more paint in some occasions. It's best to wait for the first coat to dry.How long to wait for second coat of primer? ›
Adding a Second Coat
A good rule of thumb is to wait at least three hours to recoat your paint or primer if it's water-based. Waiting 24 hours is best for oil-based paint and primer.
For a normally clean environment, a coat of up to 50 microns is considered adequate. For a dusty or humid location requiring constant servicing and cleaning, a thicker coat, say, up to 70–80 microns, is considered to be adequate. A thickness of up to 50 microns is possible through one coat of primer and paint.Is sanding required between coats of primer? ›
Actually, sanding between coats of primer is pointless. Once primer is dry, you should sand the primer before moving on to the basecoat color. Sanding between coats of primer will just extend how long it takes to complete the phase, while sanding at the end of the primer step yields the same results.
Can primer sit too long before painting? ›
Most water-based primers dry relatively fast, in 3 or 4 hours. After that, they will be good to use for the next 30 days. As long as you paint your surfaces in that time period, your paint will stick with no problems.Should you let primer fully dry before painting? ›
Most latex primers dry to the touch in 30 minutes to one hour. But for best results, don't paint until the primer completely dries—which can take up to 3 hours, depending on temperature and humidity. Once the primer is completely dry, it's prime time for painting.How much primer do I need? ›
A gallon of primer will cover between 250- to 400-square feet of surface. Two coats may be needed over heavy stains or tannin-rich wood. Most primers can be tinted to help ensure good coverage for the finish coat. Bright or deep colors require a tinted primer.Does KILZ Restoration block odors? ›
KILZ Restoration® is a new generation water-based primer, sealer and stain blocker that offers the performance of traditional oil and shellac-based primers. It tackles tough stains and seals persistent pet, food and smoke odors. It can also be used to block odors from subfloor when replacing carpet or wood flooring.What happens if I don't sand primer? ›
The finish coat won't adhere as well and the finish will reflect the lack of sanding with a less than smooth finish. You're not trying to sand off the primer, just giving it some"tooth" and removing imperfections.What do you wipe primer with before painting? ›
Clean the surface using ordinary household detergent or mineral spirits. Remove loose paint or rust with a wire brush, sandpaper or steel wool. Sand glossy surfaces with fine grain sandpaper and wipe with a tack cloth.Do you need to stir Kilz primer? ›
2 – Stir It
Just as is the case with paint, it's important to give the primer you use a good stir before applying it. Even if it says this isn't necessary on the can, it's still a good idea to grab a stick and give it a stir.
- Pour 3% concentration hydrogen peroxide into a spray bottle.
- Spray the moldy surface completely to saturate the area with hydrogen peroxide.
Reasons to not paint over mold
It wastes time, money, effort, and resources, as mold growth does not stop. Continued mold growth in the home is a health risk. It triggers allergies, causes breathing issues, eye and skin irritation, coughing, and respiratory infections.
Spray vinegar onto the moldy surface and leave it for an hour. Then wipe the area clean with water and allow the surface to dry. Any smell should clear within a few hours. While it's safe to use on most surfaces, vinegar is unlikely to be effective at cleaning mold off of soft surfaces.
Do I need one or two coats of primer? ›
Generally, one to two coats of primer will suffice for painting interior walls, but how many you'll need depends on the wall material, the paint color, and the type of primer used.How many coats of paint do you need if you don't use primer? ›
On new drywall, you will use 3 coats of the finish material instead of a primer coat plus 2 coats of finish. Most projects where you're going over a previously-painted surface do not require the use of a primer.How long does it take for one coat of Kilz to dry? ›
Dries to the touch in 30 minutes. Can be recoated or topcoated in one hour with latex or oil-based paint. Application at lower temperatures, in high humidity or in poorly ventilated areas will affect dry time.Is it better to do two coats of primer or two coats of paint? ›
The general rule is that you should use two coats of paint. However, this rule changes based on the color, quality of the paint you use, whether or not you used primer, and the type of surface you're painting.Should I sand between coats of primer? ›
Actually, sanding between coats of primer is pointless. Once primer is dry, you should sand the primer before moving on to the basecoat color. Sanding between coats of primer will just extend how long it takes to complete the phase, while sanding at the end of the primer step yields the same results.Can you just leave primer and not paint? ›
Since primer's function is mainly to bond and cover porous surfaces, it is not made to withstand elements like paint. Because of this, if you leave primer without a top coat (or paint) it will deteriorate and break down, probably in a chalk like form.Does primer have to be perfect? ›
The primer coat doesn't have to be perfect, but it should cover the surface (no bare spots) and it shouldn't be so blotchy that you get drips or visible unevenness.Can you paint on primer without sanding? ›
The highest quality bonding primers will often state 'no sanding is necessary' and will adhere to almost any shiny surface, such as glass, metal, tile etc. Primers like Kilz, Fuse, and Zinnser are good for bonding very strongly. Primers can be costly, but if they are of good quality there will be no need for sanding.Do I have to sand if I use KILZ? ›
Sand the surface. Sanding everything well is the right way to do it. Sanding will create smooth surfaces on the drawer faces and dresser body, and that will help your paint look great. When sanding, do a first pass with 100-150 grit sandpaper then finish with a second pass of 180-220 grit sandpaper.What is the best paint to hide drywall imperfections? ›
The more reflective or glossy the paint sheen, the more noticeable those imperfections will be. Conversely, flat or matte finishes absorb light, helping to hide bumps and bruises. So, paint with a flat finish is the most effective paint for hiding wall imperfections.
How long after priming can I paint? ›
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR PRIMR TO DRY? Most latex primers dry to the touch in 30 minutes to one hour. But for best results, don't paint until the primer completely dries—which can take up to 3 hours, depending on temperature and humidity.Is one coat of primer enough on wood? ›
If you're painting wood without a stain or finish, use a latex or an oil-based primer for the best results. Don't over or under apply the primer: You should aim to apply two coats of primer to your wood's surface.