I love KILZ. It is by far the best brand of primer out there. This week I broke my own rule. I bought another brand. AAAAHHHH. Wal-Mart was out of KILZ spray primer, and I was impatient. I bought another brand of primer. Sometimes we have to be reminded of why we choose certain brands, and this week was a HUGE wake-up call for me. KILZ comes out in a powerful coating, and the competition (tried multiple brands of competition) is weak and needs coats and coats in comparison to KILZ.
Take my advice! DON’T buy another brand. I used half the can of the non-KILZ primer and gave up and sent my husband to another store to find me the genuine stuff.
Does KILZ make your projects feel like sandpaper?
I am not claiming that KILZ is perfect though. KILZ has had some texture issues at times. For example when I spray the primer on initially, at times it leaves a sandpaper texture on the project. I’ve had this happen multitple times and this week it was consistently reoccurring.
I have a solution. After you have primed your project, use a higher grit sand paper and sand it down after your priming is complete. I used 120 grit sand paper on my electric sander to lightly sand the project surface to remove the sand-papery feel. It worked wonders. Don’t sand it too much; however, because then you’ll have to re-prime which could start the sandpaper texture problem circulating the process. Oh, and make sure that the KILZ is completely dry before sanding it.
Just make sure that after you sand it, you take a damp rag and wipe it clean before you start painting your top coat.
Another tip: I tried the odorless KILZ this week also. I didn’t like it as much and I think the main reason was because the spray spout was different than the original. I would definitely recommend the original over the odorless.
What is this project that I’m working on? Hmmmm I guess you’ll have to wait to find out!
Do you have this same sand papery texture when using KILZ? Do you have another solution that I don’t know about? If so, tell me.