Zinsser Cover Stain


– Tintable to most pastel, mid-tone and deep-tone shades
– Interior and exterior
– Sticks to all surfaces without sanding
– Seals water, smoke and nicotine stains
– Our best exterior wood sealer
– Blocks cedar and redwood bleed
– Touch dry in 35 minutes
– Recoatable in 2 hours

Description & Specification

Cover Stain® is the only interior / exterior primer, sealer, stain sealer and bond coat that dries for recoat in only two hours.

On interior surfaces, Cover Stain® dries quickly and has great hiding power providing outstanding stain killing and enamel undercoating performance. Stains of all kinds are permanently sealed so topcoats are blemish free.

Cover Stain® is especially effective on nicotine and water stains. New wood trim can be primed, sanded and topcoated the same day, saving time and money.

On exterior surfaces, Cover Stain® has a unique formulation that delivers full penetration and flexibility on all surfaces, especially dimensionally unstable wood paneling and trim, where few oil-based primers can succeed. Cover Stain® resists cracking and peeling and is compatible with all decorative top coats.