How to Remove KILZ Clean

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KILZ Clean is an interior and exterior primer, sealer and stain blocker. It is applied to a surface before the paint is applied on top of it. After the primer has been applied, the longer it soaks in, the harder it will be too remove. If you accidentally apply your KILZ Clean in an area where you do not want it, you can remove it if you act fast.

Things You'll Need

  • Chemical paint remover
  • Clean cloth
  • Putty knife
  • Foam brushing pad
  • Denatured alcohol
  • Clean rag

Pour a small amount of chemical paint remover onto a clean cloth and rub the cloth onto the area of KILZ you want removed. Cover the entire area and let it soak in for five minutes.

Scrape off the KILZ with a small putty knife. Slide the putty knife against the KILZ beginning at one end and working toward the other. Push down firmly on the putty knife, but not too hard or you may damage the surface underneath.

Pull up the loose pieces of KILZ that have been scraped off by hand. Continue peeling until all the loose KILZ has been pulled up. Scrape off any remaining pieces with a putty knife.

Brush off the tougher pieces of KILZ that are still on the surface with a foam brushing pad. Scrub the pad gently over the surface to loosen the remaining pieces. Pour denatured alcohol onto a clean rag and rub down the area with the alcohol to remove any remaining chemical paint remover.

Wipe the area down with a clean rag until it is dry to the touch and inspect the surface to verify all the KILZ has been removed.

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