Zinsser Cover Stain

SKU: ZN7080001A1
Zinsser Cover Stain - Primer Sealer Paint - All Sizes
Zinsser Cover Stain - Primer Sealer - 5 Litre
Zinsser Cover Stain - Primer Sealer - 2.5 Litre
Zinsser Cover Stain - Primer Sealer - 1 Litre
Zinsser Cover Stain - Primer Sealer - 500ml
Zinsser Cover Stain - Primer Sealer - Aerosol 400ml

Zinsser Cover Stain

SKU: ZN7080001A1
Regular price £52.08
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Zinsser Cover Stain is a solvent-based, all-purpose primer, sealer, and stain killer, ideal for use on interior and exterior surfaces. One of Zinsser's best exterior primers for wood as it's highly flexible and resists cracking and peeling. It’s also one of the only solvent-based primers that can be used with all decorative topcoats even water-based products. Cover stain is also effective at permanently covering stains of all kinds including nicotine and water stains to give you a blemish-free topcoat.

• Interior and exterior

• Quick-drying

• Can be applied to all surfaces without sanding

• Seals water, smoke, and nicotine stains

Area Interior & Exterior
Recommended Use Recommended for application to fire, smoke and water damaged surfaces, including: interior ceilings, walls, doors, trim, cabinets, furniture and related paintable surfaces. Exterior siding, fascia, soffits, trim, doors, walls, foundations, railings.
Base Solvent-Based
Coverage Up to 9.8m2per litre
Drying Time 35 Minutes
Re-Coat Time 2 Hours
Recommended Coats 1-2 Coats


Always ensure the surface to be treated is clean, dry and free from any dust, algae, fungi or moss. Also ensure the product is free from excessive chalky material, grime, grease, oil, wax, mould or any contamination that may interfere with adhesion.

• Always wash the surface with a household cleaner, appropriate cleaning solution, or solvent

• Always ensure to remove loose or flaking material

• Sand any remaining paint to a smooth surface

• Sand exterior wood with a 80-100 grit sandpaper

• When sealing a stain always attempt to remove as much of the stain as possible prior to application by washing, sanding, scraping etc

• To remove mould, treat area with Zinsser Mould Killer & Remover

• Spot prime knots and sap streaks with Zinsser B-I-N Primer-Sealer before priming the whole surface


Before applying stir the product thoroughly and test a small area.

• Zinsser Cover Stain does not require thinning

• Stir well before application

• Only apply when temperature range is between 5°– 32°C

• Allow to come to room temperature before use

• Use in a well ventilated area avoiding high humidity

• Apply one coat with a brush, roller or sprayer

• For best results prime the entire surface

• If excessive absorption occurs over very porous substrates a second coat may be necessary

Aerosol Application

• Shake can vigorously until ball inside can rattles

• Turn can upside down and continue shaking for one minute, shake occasionally during use

• Spray 10”-12” from object with short dusting strokes

• Over-coatable after 30 minutes

• To clean spray for future use, turn can upside down and spray until clear gas is emitted

Note: Always follow the manufacturer instructions found on the tin.


All orders placed on a working day before 3pm will be dispatched on the same day for next working day delivery. Orders placed before 3pm on Friday will be delivered on Monday (excluding bank holidays). Orders placed on weekends and Bank Holidays will be dispatched on the next working day.

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Certain postcodes delivery times and charges may vary please see our list below of effected postcodes. Please contact us prior to ordering, alternatively please ensure your number is on your order and we will contact you to discuss the best delivery method and charges.

AB37 - AB38

IV40 - IV56

PA42 - PA49

AB44 - AB45



AB53 - AB56

IV9 - IV12

PA61 - PA78

CA18 - CA27

KA27 - KA28

PA80 - PA88

HS1 - HS9

KW (All postcodes)

PH17 - PH26

Isle of Man (All IM postcodes)

LA15 - LA23

PH30 - PH44

IV14 - IV29


PH49 - PH50

IV30 - IV32

PA21 - PA38

TR21 - TR25



GY1 - GY10

ZE (All postcodes)

GY1 - GY10

JE1 - JE5

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We offer a no quibble 14 day money back guarantee for all goods shipped correctly that are not required. If the item is not required, please send the item back for a full refund in its original condition, unused with its original packaging. 

We keep the process simple

  • Contact us as soon as possible to inform us you will be returning the product.
  • Please include the original packing slip in the box, if this is unavailable please include a slip with your order number and name.
  • Package the goods well to ensure they arrive back undamaged, we recommend using the original packing it was sent in if this is still usable.
  • Return to our address:
Unit 20 
Adlington Business Park
SK10 4NL

Return postage will be at your own cost. We always advise you send parcels with a tracked service as we cannot be held responsible for any loses/damages in transit. We recommend using a courier site such as Parcel Monkey. Once goods are received they will be checked and processed within 3-5 days and you will receive a notification of refund.

Please note any bespoke items or mixed to order can not be returned, if you are unsure this is your product please check the listing or contact us for details.
We always recommend getting samples or contacting us for free of charge colourcharts. We do our best to represent colours as accurately as possible however screens variations and different surfaces can alter this. Unfortunately in the event you do not like the colour we are unable to accept the product back if they it has been opened.

Damaged Paint

Please visit our damages page where we can help resolve the issue for you. 

Incorrect Item

We will be happy to organise an exchange for the correct goods at no extra charge to yourself, please call us to organise this.

Faulty Items

If you find a fault with your product, we can offer a full refund or exchange within 30 days. We test every product that is returned to us, sadly if a product is found to have no fault we cannot refund this and the you will be given the option to have this returned to you. Please contact us to discuss these options. If you find fault after 30 days of purchase you may wish to contact the manufacturer directly as they will be able to offer support with the product.



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