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Zinsser Cover Stain Primer

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Zinsser Cover Stain is the only interior / exterior primer, sealer, stain sealer and bond coat that dries for recoat in only two hours.
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  • Product Type Product Type Oil Based
  • Recoat Time Recoat Time 2 Hours
  • Application Method Application Method Brush, Roller, Sprayer
  • Coverage Coverage 9.8sqm Per litre

On interior surfaces, Zinsser Cover Stain Primer 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 time and money.

  • Interior and exterior use
  • Sticks to all surfaces without sanding.
  • Seals water, smoke and nicotine stains.
  • Blocks cedar and redwood bleed.
  • Touch dry in 35 minutes.
  • Recoatable in 2 hours.
  • Tintable to mid tone colours.
  • C&C disabled No
  • Weight 1.000000
  • Colour-match No
  • Application Brush, Roller, Sprayer
  • Product Application Brush or Roller
  • Coverage 9.8sqm Per litre
  • Touch Dry 30 Minutes
  • Recoatable 2 Hours
  • Number of Coats 2
  • QTY in Pack 1 Pack
  • Surface Interior Walls , Exterior Walls, Interior Wood, Exterior Wood, Metal
  • Water or Oil Based Oil Based
Customer Questions
How much Zinsser Cover Stain Primer do I need for 2 coats on a ceiling? The area is 2 metres x 2 metres. I am applying by brush. Thank you
1 Litre of Zinsser Cover Stain Primer should be plenty to cover this surface area.
Can you use Zinsser Cover Stain Primer on tiles?
Zinsser Cover Stain Primer is perfect for use on ceramic tiles.
is Zinsser Cover Stain Primer water based
Zinsser Cover Stain Primer is a solvent-based primer.
Does Zinsser Cover Stain Primer work on water-stained drywall ceilings?
Zinsser Cover Stain Primer can be used on water-stained drywall ceilings. If the source of the water has been resolved, this will effectively cover the staining.
Can Zinsser Cover Stain Primer be overcoated with a water based interior emulsion?
Yes, you can apply a water-based paint over Zinsser Coverstain.
Can it be used inside sheds to protect against mould ?
Yes, The Zinsser Cover Stain Primer can be used. However we can not guarantee how effective that the protection would be.
Once this product has been applied to doors and skirting boards, does it need to be sanded down before applying a water based satin wood topcoat?
No, The Zinsser Cover Stain Primer can be used as a undercoat and the top coat can be applied straight on.
Can cover stain be used as an undercoat for solvent based gloss or satinwood
Yes, The Zinsser Cover Stain Primer can be applied as an undercoat.
can zinsser cover stain primer be used with zinsser allcoat exterior gloss . does it cover knotts .

Yes, The Zinsser Cover Stain Primer can be used withe the Allcoat Gloss. It is not recommended for Knots and you should use the Bartoline Knotting Solution to treat these areas.

Can it be tinted?
No, The Zinsser Cover Stain Primer that we stock can not be tinted.
Can any of the Zinsser products be used over damp patches on interior walls, probably caused by condensation as hot damp air hits cold spots on wall?
No, We do not recommend these products until the area has been treated and removed.
can you paint straight on nicotine with this?
Yes, the Zinsser Cover Stain Primer can be applied directly on to Nicotine stains
Can this be used to paint over existing paint that contains mould spores. Walls themselves dry but appears existing paint is holding the mould.
The Zinsser Cover Stain Primer would only cover the stains. Without completely eradicating the mould the stains will appear again. We do recommend washing the walls to remove the mould.
Can you apply Zinsser Cover Stain over varnished wood

No, The Zinsser Cover Stain Primer would not be suitable for Varnished Wood. We do recommend a Zinsser BIN Primer for these surfaces.

Can you use Zinsser cover stain on exterior wrought iron and apply water based paint on top?
Yes, The Zinsser Cover Stain Primer can be applied to Wrought Iron.
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