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Zinsser Cover Stain Primer/Sealer


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An economical primer, it combines universal application, fast-drying, and convenient paint thinner cleanup. It is ideal for new construction and remodeling work, as well as for repainting. Cover-Stain is also available as an aerosol for spot work and priming small objects.

Developed in 1985, Cover-Stain is the only interior/exterior primer, sealer, stain sealer and bond coat that dries for recoat in only one hour. Professional painters use Cover-Stain for it wonderful application properties and versatility of use. It's often the only primer they use in their day to day work.

Cover-Stain Primer-Sealer is specially designed to meet the high performance demands and universal applications professional painters require. Pros need a primer that performs reliably on any surface, interior or exterior, and at a price that permits volume purchasing.

On interior surfaces, Cover-Stain dries quickly and has great hiding power providing outstanding stain killing and enamel undercoating performance. Stains of all kinds are permanently sealed so topcoats are blemish free.

Cover-Stain is especially effective on nicotine and water stains. New wood trim can be primed, sanded and topcoated the same day, saving the professional time and money.

On exterior surfaces, Cover-Stain has an unique whole house formulation that delivers full penetration and flexibility on all surfaces, especially dimensionally unstable wood siding and trim, where few oil-based primers can succeed.

Cover-Stain seals redwood and cedar bleed, resists cracking, checking and peeling and is compatible with all finish paints. No other oil based primer can do what Professional Duty Cover-Stain can.

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Item# Item Name List Price Our Price Qty Add
03608-13 Zinsser Cover Stain Primer/Sealer 13Oz Spray 03608 $5.80 $4.93
03608-13BOX Zinsser Cover Stain Primer/Sealer 13Oz Spray 03608 - (Box of 6)
Save by the box: $4.64 ea
$34.80 $27.84
03609-16 Zinsser Cover Stain Primer/Sealer 16Oz Spray 03609 $7.08 $6.02
03609-16BOX Zinsser Cover Stain Primer/Sealer 16Oz Spray 03609 - (Box of 6)
Save by the box: $5.66 ea
$42.48 $33.98
03501-G Zinsser Cover Stain Primer/Sealer Gallon 03501 $28.94 $23.15
03501-GBOX Zinsser Cover Stain Primer/Sealer Gallon 03501 - (Box of 4)
Save by the box: $21.71 ea
$115.76 $86.82
03504-Q Zinsser Cover Stain Primer/Sealer Quart 03504 $9.44 $8.02
03504-QBOX Zinsser Cover Stain Primer/Sealer Quart 03504 - (Box of 6)
Save by the box: $7.55 ea
$56.64 $45.31
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Extended Information:
COLOR/TINTING
Cover Stain is white but may be tinted toward to off-white
and pastel shades by adding no more than 2 oz. (59 ml)
universal colorant per gallon. Tinting the primer towards the
topcoat improves the hiding power of the topcoat. 

COVERAGE
400-450 sq.ft./gal. (9.8-11.1m2/l)
Depends on surface porosity and application method.


SURFACE PREPARATION
Surfaces should be clean, dry, sound and free of dust, dirt,
excessive chalky material, grime, grease, oil, wax, mildew,
wallpaper, adhesive or any contamination that may
interfere with adhesion. If unsure of cleanliness, always
wash surface with an appropriate ammoniated cleaning
solution or solvent (do not use TSP as a cleaner). Remove
any peeling and/or unsound coatings. Sand any remaining
paint film edges smooth. Lightly sand exposed exterior
wood with 80 to 100 grit sandpaper to remove loose or
weathered wood fibers and mill glaze. When priming over
stained areas, first attempt to remove as much of the stain
as possible by washing, sanding, scraping, etc. Remove
exterior mold & mildew with ZinsserJomax® Mildew Killer and
House Cleaner. Remove interior mildew with an
interior mildew cleaner. Allow surface to dry completely
before priming. Countersink exposed nail heads, spot
prime and fill all nail holes and gouges with Zinsser Ready
Patch® spackling compound. Wire brush rusty areas. Spot
prime knots and sap streaks with B-I-N® Primer-Sealer
before whole surface priming with Cover Stain Oil-Based
Primer.

WARNING! 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 to
www.epa.gov/lead.

LIMITATIONS
Cover Stain®Oil-Based Primers isnot intended for
application to floors, decks, roof surfaces or any surface
subject to immersion or prolonged contact with water. Do
not box or intermix Cover Stain Oil-Based Primer with
other oil-base or water-base products.

MIXING
Mix thoroughly to ensure any settled pigment is re-dispersed.
DO NOT THIN.

APPLICATION
Apply only when air, material, and surface temperatures
are between 40-80°F (4-27°C) and the relative humidity
should not be greater than 85%. Shake or mix thoroughly
before using. In most cases only one coat is necessary to
prime most surfaces. If excessive absorption occurs over
very porous substrates a second coat may be necessary.
Spot priming is recommended only under high-hiding
topcoat paints. For best results, prime entire surface
before painting. Apply with a high quality natural or
synthetic brush, roller, pad or sprayer. Follow
manufacturer’s instructions when using spray equipment.

For airless spraying, use a 0.015 to 0.017" tip at
1500 to2000 P.S.I.

DRY TIME
In most cases Cover-Stain will dry to the touch in 30
minutes and can be recoated after 1 hour. The dry primer
film develops full adhesion in 7 days. Lower temperatures,
higher humidity and the addition of tint will prolong the dry
and cure time.

CLEAN-UP
Clean up spills and paint drips with a rag soaked in
mineral spirits or paint thinner. If spills or drips have dried,
use paint remover. Application tools may be cleaned using
paint thinner. Follow manufacturer’s directions to clean
spray equipment. Dispose of unused or unwanted product
in accordance with local laws regulating solvent-based coatings.




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