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Old 04-10-2008, 09:19 AM   #1
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Has anyone had any luck with the kilz paint brand? It is suppose to be a one coat paint, but i am not sure if it will work out like that. any ideas?

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Old 04-10-2008, 05:16 PM   #2
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I've only used Killz's primer - I didn't realize they had a paint line.

That said, I've had decent results painting walls with it. My house has lathe and plaster walls, and it made a good even base for my paint.

Single coat however, is not realistic for any paint in my opinion. Our ceilings for instance, required the Killz brand primer, and 3 subsequent coats of white paint to make them totally white. Now granted, white isn't exactly the easiest color to get consistency, but that was my experience.

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Depends on the color, but its very unlikely to be a one coat job. Also, you probably won't be happy with the finish with just one coat. Go with two, and go with a quality paint brand.
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Kilz Kolors is re-branded and sold at Wal*Mart as W*M paint around here
It's pretty crappy
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Kilz paint (and primer) is brought to you by Masco Corp., Architectual Coatings Division, the same folks who bring you the not-worth-the-pail-it's-packed-in Behr.

In addition, there is no such thing as a one-coat paint (at least not for a color change). Not store-brand stuff from Wally World, not even BM or SW top-of-the-line paint.

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Old 04-11-2008, 09:06 AM   #7
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Kilz Kolors is re-branded and sold at Wal*Mart as W*M paint around here
It's pretty crappy
The wal mart here actually carries the kilz brand paint and the W*M paint, too!


BTW, they also sell Dutch Boy paint. I have never use it... is it any good? I generally stick to SW (only because there is no BM within 100 miles...)
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Dutch Boy is actually made by Sherwin Williams. However, the Dutch Boy paint sold at Wal-Mart ain't exactly the shining star of the Dutch Boy brand. I would imagine it would be in-line with the Glidden Paint at HD or the Olympic at Lowe's.

For all intents and purposes, the Kilz paint at Wal-Mart IS Wal-Mart "house" paint, as it is sold nowhere else. (Unlike Kilz primers.)

As a random side note, the only Kilz primer worth buying is the original oil-base. The water-base stuff (i.e. Kilz2) has a fairly high number of reports here of catastrophic failure; i.e. it literally falls off of the wall.

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Has anyone had any luck with the kilz paint brand? It is suppose to be a one coat paint, but i am not sure if it will work out like that. any ideas?
Unless you are just freshening up the same color with a new coat of paint, "one coat paint" only exists in the minds of paint salesmen and half assed contractors.

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