I cleaned wood paneling with water and then with a magic eraser. I rinsed the walls really well and the cloths were clean after rinsing & wiping the walls. I primed walls with KILZ and now there is a stain showing through. What should I do?

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    Use a better primer. Check out my answer here. Kilz is a good general purpose primer, but some stains migrate and need a special solution. – JPhi1618 Jul 8 '19 at 19:54
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    Possible duplicate of Can you sand drywall to get rid of cigarette smoke? The answer there is great and addresses your concern brilliantly. – J Crosby Jul 8 '19 at 19:55
  • Here is another question that shows knots in wood cabinets bleeding through paint. It's the same principle, and the product recommended in the accepted answer is basically the same as the BIN primer that I recommended. – JPhi1618 Jul 8 '19 at 20:07
  • Was this KILZ Original (oil base) or KILZ 2 (latex base)? Did you try a second coat? – Harper - Reinstate Monica Jul 9 '19 at 1:36
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    Killz is pretty good stuff, especially the oil-based variety, but for something like that I think you need a shellac primer like BIN. – Greg Nickoloff Jul 10 '19 at 18:03

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