Painting over Kilz primer- how long can I wait?

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Anonymous asked 10 years ago

Can I prime one day and paint the next? That’s what I had planned to do, but when I bought Kilz odorless oil based primer to use under latex paint, the clerk told me I had to topcoat the primer within an hour after it was applied. The instructions say topcoat within an hour- but I can’t tell if that means the earliest you CAN paint over the primer or if you HAVE to paint over it within an hour. Thanks for any info.!

2 Answers
JT Creations, LLC answered.

The label refers to the earliest you can topcoat a one hour primer. Three weeks is probably too long to wait.

Anonymous answered.

Kilz oil primer needs to be top coated within 1-4 hours of drying. If you wait longer, sand.