CLEVELAND (April 24, 2017) — Sherwin-Williams unveils Extreme Cover™ Stain Blocking Paint and Primer, an all-in-one solution that features excellent blocking against common stains such as grease, grime, food and cigarette smoke. In addition to outstanding stain resistance, Extreme Cover Stain Blocking Paint and Primer in One reduces the need for priming in multi-family, commercial property management and residential repaint jobs, saving time and resources.

extreme cover“Property managers and residential paint contractors have many things to consider in keeping resident satisfaction up and costs down,” said Steve Revnew, senior vice president of product innovation, Sherwin-Williams. “By creating Extreme Cover, we’re providing another smart option for our professional customers that results in increased efficiencies, great value and an excellent final appearance.”

Extreme Cover Stain Blocking Paint and Primer in One will be initially available in flat and eg-shell sheens in Sherwin-Williams stores this summer.

Ask Sherwin-Williams™

For more than 150 years, Sherwin-Williams has been an industry leader in the development of technologically advanced paint and coatings. As the nation’s largest specialty retailer of paint and painting supplies, Sherwin-Williams is dedicated to supporting both do-it-yourselfers and painting professionals with exceptional and exclusive products, resources to make confident color selections and expert, personalized service at its more than 4,200 neighborhood stores across North America. For more information, visit Join Sherwin-Williams on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

KILZ Klear

kilz klearKILZ Klear is a multi-surface clear primer that seals porous surfaces and chalky surfaces with little change to the current color. More information on the product here.

Have you tried it? Let us know what you think!



KILZ Klear is awsome

4 5 1
Joe Seaborne on google+\r\nI work for aCalgary painting company and use kilz for anything that is really tough to paint and requires good sealing. Great stuff!!!

Kilz Klear

4 5 1
I have used this product to prime drywall repairs, knockdown texture previously painted with builder\\\'s flat paint and it performed very well. Smells the same as Zinsser Gardz but its half the price for those jobs where budget is an issue.\r\n\r\nIt is rated as an exterior/interior product. I will be using it soon to prime a few brick chimneys where the previous coating is chalking. I will update after the job its done.


Primed for Success: 100% Acrylic Insl-X Aqua Lock Plus

I am pleased to announce a new segment I will be doing in product reviews called Primed for Success. This segment will cover any and all primers we test and how you can expect them to perform.

Today’s post is about Insl-X Aqua Lock Plus AQ 0400 which is the white base. Application was to bare pine for interior window sills and cased openings on residential new construction. Most of the time when priming bare pine any good quality waterborne primer will work except for one area. Knots. They always seem to bleed through, and traditionally require a solvent based solution.

I am pleased to report that this primer performed so well that I was able to forgo the spot priming of knots with oil or shellac. It sands well, brushes easily, and sprays very flat. You can apply it at high mils with a mini jumbo roller, and sand heavily to equalize the surface producing better topcoat finish.


Primed for Success: Sherwin Williams High Build Primer

In new construction, contractors must prepare all new surfaces for paint from scratch. There are many solutions available to prepare gypsum wallboard that will ensure a great finish. I was recently able to give SW High Build Primer B28W8601 my attention. We were also able to test the contractor grade high build B28W-V2200 Master Prep.

I have used Duron NC high build for years with great success, many know I am a big fan of this product. I am pleased to report that SW high build performs very similar. It can be applied at very high mils, and sands to a very flat- ready to paint surface. It also does a very good job of equalizing porosity from wall board paper to joint compound. Small variations in drywall, scratches, and sanding grooves will disappear after sanding. This is important for ensuring an even finish especially when top coats have a sheen like eggshell, satin, pearl, or semi-gloss.

My testing of Master Prep has shown it to not perform as well as its big sister, but for almost half the cost I wouldn’t expect it to. I found it didn’t cover/hide or spread as easily. It also did not equalize joints as well, showing more absorption when the first top coat was applied. The biggest drawback I found was poorer sand-ability. Still for the cost, I think it performed well enough.