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Kilz General Purpose Wall Primer

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KILZ General Purpose Interior is a fast drying, latex primer sealer formulated to minimize decorating problems caused by surface texture and porosity differences. It glides on easily and dries quickly, so you're ready to recoat in just 1 hour.

KILZ General Purpose Features:

   * Minimizes problems caused by surface texture and porosity differences    
   * Prevents joint / seam flashing
   * Low odor / Easy clean-up
   * Stains: water, smoke, tannin, ink, pencil, felt-marker and grease  
   * Odors: pet, smoke
   * Use on: wood, drywall, plaster, paneling, wallpaper, masonry, brick and painted metal

Item# Item Name List Price Our Price Qty Add
57001-1 Kilz General Purpose Wall Primer Gallon $19.92 $16.77
57001-1BOX Kilz General Purpose Wall Primer Gallon - (Box of 2)
Save by the box: $15.73 ea
$39.83 $31.46
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Extended Information:
Base Water
Int/Ext Int
Color White
Coverage - Low 300 sq. ft.
Mils Wet 5.3
Mils Dry 1.7
Coverage - High 400 sq. ft.
Mils Wet 4.0
Mils Dry 1.3
Finish @ 85o < 10
Min Application Temp 50oF (10oC)
Max Application Temp 90oF (32oC)
Dry To Touch 30 min
Dry To Recoat 1 hour
Max Tint 2 oz
VOC 95 g/L
Brush Nylon / Poly
Roller - Smooth 3/8" - 1/2" nap
Roller - Porous 1/2" - 3/4" nap
Spray Tip .015" - .021"
Spray Filter 60 mesh
Spray Pressure 2,500 - 3,200
Volume Solids 31.4% (+/-) 2%
Weight Solids 47.4% (+/-) 2%
Viscosity 95 - 105 KU
Flashpoint N/A


Use on properly prepared interior surfaces, such as:

  • Brick
  • Plaster
  • Drywall
  • Wood
  • Masonry

  • Complete all patching, repairs and sanding before applying KILZ GENERAL PURPOSE.
  • The surface must be clean, free of dust, grease, wax, mold, mildew, peeling paint and wallpaper paste. If washing is necessary, use a non-soapy detergent or a TSP substitute. Rinse well and allow to dry.
  • For maximum adhesion, scrape off loose paint and sand to a smooth surface. KILZ PREMIUM and KILZ 2 are recommended for use over properly prepared glossy surfaces.
  • Wash the area with a mildew remover, rinse with water and allow to dry before priming. Note: KILZ PREMIUM and KILZ 2 are recommended for mildew-prone surfaces.
  • KILZ GENERAL PURPOSE INTERIOR may be used on clean, dry, aged masonry surfaces. New masonry must be allowed to cure (dry) at least 30 days before applying KILZ GENERAL PURPOSE INTERIOR.


  • Eye protection is recommended.
  • A small amount of water may be added for spray applications.
  • Stir or mix thoroughly before and occasionally during use.
  • Apply using a brush, roller or sprayer.
  • KILZ GENERAL PURPOSE INTERIOR can be topcoated with latex or oil-based paint after one hour.
  • Apply only if surface, air and product temperatures are between 50°-90°F.
  • Prime the entire surface to ensure a uniform appearance of the topcoat.
  • For stainblocking, use KILZ ORIGINAL, KILZ ODORLESS, KILZ 2 or KILZ PREMIUM.
  • May be tinted with up to 2 ounces of universal colorant per gallon. Tinting to a lighter shade than the topcoat is recommended.
  • Coverage varies with porosity. 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 at 77°F (25°C), 50% RH
  • 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 can significantly increase dry and recoat times.


  • Clean equipment and paint spatters with warm, soapy water.
  • If spilled, contain spilled 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.
  • To recycle or properly dispose of paint or primer in your community, call 1-800-CLEANUP.

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