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KILZ KILZ Original Oil-Based Primer, 1 gal

KILZ Original Oil-Based Primer is intended for interior use. It is ideal for blocking heavy stains and odors. t dries quickly and can be top-coated with latex or oil-based paint.
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Questions & Answers for KILZ KILZ Original Oil-Based Primer, 1 gal

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Can I lay tile/grout over 'kilz'? will it adhere?

after taking out a layer of linoleum we found mildew on top of what looks like another super old layer of lino; this original layer of lino is hard as a rock and we aren't sure if we can even get it out; if we clean this mildew up then put on 'Kilz' will a layer of tile/grout adhere and will the mildew be taken care of?
asked 9 months ago
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Kim
on KILZ Original Oil-Based Primer, 1 gal
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answer 1
Yes, you can lay tile and grout over this product.
answered 2 weeks ago
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answer 2
Hello Kim, Primers will not kill present mildew. You need to first kill mildew with a solution of bleach and water or a cleaner formulated to kill mildew. Rinse the surface well and allow it to dry thoroughly before applying the primer. We recommend you use our KILZ Premium primer. This is a great stainblocker that provides excellent adhesion and a mildew resistant coating. It’s ideal for use in moistureprone areas. Our primers are not meant to withstand foot traffic so its recommend to topcoat with a quality floor coating or install new flooring over the primed floor. If you have any additional questions, please contact us directly at ask@kilz.com. Thanks!
answered 9 months ago
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cover black mold

we have black mold on sheet rock and bare wood. Will Kilz original cover and keep the black mold from growing?
asked 9 months ago
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ame
on KILZ Original Oil-Based Primer, 1 gal
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answer 1
KILZ Original Oil-Bases Primer resists mildew growth.
answered 2 weeks ago
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Primers will not kill present mold. You need to first kill the mold and mildew with a solution of bleach and water or a cleaner formulated to kill mold. Rinse the surface well and allow it to dry thoroughly before applying the primer. Please ensure that you are wearing protective gloves and a face mask while you're cleaning mold and throw out any items that are completely contaminated. We recommend you use our KILZ Premium primer. This is a great stainblocker that provides excellent adhesion and a mildew resistant coating. It’s ideal for use in moistureprone areas. If you have additional questions, please contact us directly at ask@kilz.com. Thanks!
answered 9 months ago
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Can I use on the cloth headliner in a boat?

Just purchased a used boat that has water/mildew stains on the cloth/upholstery headliner inside the cabin. We have killed the mold with bleach water. Can I use your product (tinted) on these stains to cover them and to prevent mold and mildew from returning?
asked 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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Cathy
on KILZ Original Oil-Based Primer, 1 gal
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answer 1
No, this product is not intended for use on cloth materials.
answered 1 week, 4 days ago
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answer 2
Hi Cathy,

Thank you for your interest in KILZ Original Oil-Based Primer. This product is for use on interior surfaces including wood, drywall, plaster, paneling, wallpaper, masonry, brick, painted metal and properly prepared glossy surfaces. We do not recommend using this product on cloth.

We hope this helps!
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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Does this product come in clear coat?

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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Sis
on KILZ Original Oil-Based Primer, 1 gal
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answer 1
Hello! Unfortunately, KILZ Original does not come in a clear coat. If you have additional questions on our products, please contact us directly at ask@kilz.com. Thanks!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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does oilbase primer cover wallpaper enough to paint

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
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scopper
on KILZ Original Oil-Based Primer, 1 gal
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answer 1
Hello! When hiding wallpaper patterns, make sure you prepare the surface properly before primer application. First, tack down or sand down loose seams and edges. Next, fill in seams with spackling compound, let dry and sand. We recommend to scuff sand if the wallpaper is very glossy. Finally, clean the surface with TSP or household cleaner, rinse and allow surface to dry thoroughly. After you properly prepare the surface, you can prime with quality oil-base primer like KILZ Original or for superior performance, try our "new technology" water-base oil performer KILZ MAX. If you have any additional questions, please contact us directly at ask@kilz.com.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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Does Kilz Original primer require a top coat after application on a garage ceiling? If so, what is recommended?

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
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Tip
on KILZ Original Oil-Based Primer, 1 gal
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answer 1
Hello! Our primers are not formulated to be used as a topcoat. We cannot advise on a specific brand, but recommend your topcoat with a high quality paint. Ask a store associate for specific product recommendation. If you have additional questions on our primers, please contact us directly at ask@kilz.com. Thanks!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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what are the dangers of using this primer?

asked 1 year ago
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Jim
on KILZ Original Oil-Based Primer, 1 gal
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answer 1
Hello Jim! We have warnings on the product technical data sheet relating to such issues as the potential dangers of removing old paint and breathing in harmful vapors if the room isn't properly ventilated. Please read through the product TDS for more information.

Link to product page: http://www.kilz.com/primer/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=5679559110f23210VgnVCM1000006b0910acRCRD

If you have additional questions, please contact us directly at ask@kilz.com. Thanks!
answered 1 year ago
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Can I use this product to cover over existing mold in the basement??

asked 9 months ago
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Al
on KILZ Original Oil-Based Primer, 1 gal
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answer 1
Hello Al, Primers will not kill present mold. You need to first kill the mold and mildew with a solution of bleach and water or a cleaner formulated to kill mold. Rinse the surface well and allow it to dry thoroughly before applying the primer. A primer like KILZ Premium provides a mildew resistant coating which is great to protect surfaces against future mold and mildew problems. If you have additional questions, please contact us directly at ask@kilz.com.
answered 9 months ago
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Can the oil based Kilz primer be tinted?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
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Trish
on KILZ Original Oil-Based Primer, 1 gal
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answer 1
Hello! KILZ Original may be tinted with up to 2 oz of universal colorant per gallon for non-stainblocking projects. If you have any additional questions, please contact us at ask@kilz.com.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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does it stop mold?

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
al
on KILZ Original Oil-Based Primer, 1 gal
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answer 1
Hello! You need to kill the mold and mildew first before primer application. Primer alone will not eliminate mold and mildew. Kill mold and mildew with a solution of bleach and water or a cleaner formulated to kill mold. Rinse well and allow surface to dry thoroughly. We recommend you do not use an oil-base, but rather prime with a quality water-base primer like KILZ Premium to resist future mold & mildew growth. If you have any additional questions, please contact us at ask@kilz.com.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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