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Old 09-26-2007, 02:05 PM   #1
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Kilz 2 for exterior?


Can I use the latex Kilz 2 for sealing clapboard and patches before painting? Or is oil based best?

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Latex primer is good, but for the sake of your sanity, not Kilz2! All Kilz products other than the original oil-base do not have a good reputation here.

What I would do is head to your local paint store (like Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore) and ask the friendly folks behind the counter what you should use to go with the high-quality paint you will be buying from them. They should be able to tell you what will go well with your paint choice.

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Oil based is best of exterior applications, but as long as the paint says it can be used in exterior settings, you should be okay.
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Don't use the Kilz 2





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But yeah you really want oil for this application anyway
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I agree an exterior oil primer for exterior.
Kilz2 is a poor product.
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If you prime with oil based paint, you can't finish with acrylic laytex. Acrylic will not adhere to oil. You can put oil on top of acrylic, but not the other way around.
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Acrylic will adhere to oil just fine if prepped correctly, especially when talking about primer. Put oil over acrylic without proper preparation and you could be in for a world of trouble. Primers are completely different beasts than paint anyway in this case.
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If you prime with oil based paint, you can't finish with acrylic laytex. Acrylic will not adhere to oil. You can put oil on top of acrylic, but not the other way around.
This is a common misconception
In fact, using an oil based primer and a latex top coat is a common problem solving technique...the technique for many apps

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