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Kilz Clean Start Paint Primer
By: Jodi Marks
Kilz Clean Start Primer, is a low odor paint primer that contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Clean Start primer is:
- Mildew resistant.
- Can be used as a primer, sealer, and stain blocker.
- May be used on both interior and exterior surfaces.
Kilz Clean Start primer is available at The Home Depot. Watch this video to find out more.
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- How to Prime Exterior Wood Siding (article)
Jodi Marks: You know, painting is probably the number one DIY project. Why? Because it’s very easy to do, and you get instantaneous results. But how can you make your results look like a professional did it? Well, you need to prime the walls, or the surface that you’re going to be painting, if it’s new bare wood, if it’s a new drywall surface, or if you’ve got stains that you need to cover up.
Now, Kilz has a whole line of primers that are great to use. But I want to talk to you about the one they’ve come out with called Clean Start. Now, typically when you’re using an oil-based primer, you can get a very strong odor, and some people find that offensive. But this, right here, is water-based, and it has an extremely low odor. So you probably won’t even know that you’re using a primer when you apply it.
Now, that’s a nice thing, but I think a better thing to point out is that this has zero VOCs. Now, what are VOCs? That is volatile organic compounds. And some people can find them as an irritant or offensive. So, if you’re sensitive to VOCs, this is the perfect application.
So, if you want to get professional results every time, get a good paint brush, get tape to tape off around your trim and get a good primer. And you can start with the Kilz Clean Start.