What's the best KILZ brand to use on sub-floor?


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Old 08-06-13, 10:09 AM
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Question What's the best KILZ brand to use on sub-floor?

Hi,
Replacing your carpet with new Hardwood. And of course have two cats that have spoiled the carpet and some of the sub-floor. Have seen allot of post to use Nature's Miracle spray first then seal with KILZ to seal in the odor's. Does anyone no which exact brand of Kilz is the best.
I know that to stay away from any water based product. Thanks for any info you guys can pass along.
Patrick
 
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Old 08-06-13, 10:29 AM
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Yep, oil based Kilz - I believe it's called Original.

My 2¢ would be to never used Kilz latex, there are better latex primers available when that's the right type of primer.
 
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Old 08-06-13, 10:38 AM
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I don't under stand your 2¢ statement?
 
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Old 08-06-13, 10:56 AM
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What I'm saying is there is no project I would ever undertake where I would use Kilz latex - there is always another primer I would use instead; Kilz latex is a primer I will not buy.

Sorry, I knew it wasn't a clear statement when I typed it but I couldn't think of a better way to say it.
 
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Old 08-06-13, 12:03 PM
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Mitch is just cheap if he'd spent a nickel saying it - we'd understand right off

Oil base kilz should do ok unless the stains are real bad, then you need to step up to a pigmented shellac like Zinnser's BIN.
 
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Old 08-06-13, 01:26 PM
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Eh, as George Carlin said:
"How come it's a penny for your thoughts but you have to put your 2¢ in? Someone's making a cent!"
 
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Old 08-06-13, 03:01 PM
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Ok Kilz is telling my to use Kilz MAX? Or should I use the B-I-N stuff? It seems that the clear is discontinued. But I guess I could use the white
 
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Old 08-07-13, 03:19 AM
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I've not used the Kilz Max but since it cleans up with water - I wouldn't trust it to do the job. Not sure what clear has been discontinued Pigmented shellac has always been the ultimate stain sealer but it is extra stinky. If the stains/odor are moderate - I'd use an oil base primer, if I had any concerns that the odor might penetrate the primer - I'd use BIN! Remember after the flooring goes down is not the time you want to find out your primer wasn't good enough
 
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Old 08-07-13, 11:00 AM
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I'm with Mark, I seal stains with oil based primer, not latex. Fortunately, I haven't had to go to shellac yet.
 
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BIN is extra stinky, however the smell does dissipate relatively quickly. Faster than oil primer in my opinion. Likely due to the faster dry time, thus faster off gassing.
 
 

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