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Perma-White 1 gal. Mold & Mildew-Proof Satin Interior Paint (2-Pack)

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  • Tough, durable coating stops mold/mildew growth on the paint film
  • Washable, low odor paint works great in bathrooms and basements
  • Self priming, moisture resistant paint requires no sanding
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About This Product

Zinsser Perma-white 1 gal. Mold and Mildew-Proof Satin Interior Paint (Case of 2) is a self-priming, water-base paint with a 5-year Mold and Mildew-Proof paint film guarantee. Excellent adhesion to all surfaces without sanding. High performance, low-odor coating is great for bathrooms, basements and more.


  • Durable, washable, stain and moisture-resistant backed by a lifetime durability guarantee
  • Covers up to 400 sq. ft.
  • Satin white finish
  • Perma-white contains a mildewcide to prevent growth of mold and mildew only on the paint film for 5 years
  • Dries to the touch in 30 minutes
  • Self-priming - bonds to glossy and hard-to-paint surfaces without sanding
  • Low odor, interior, water based formula prevents mold and mildew growth
  • Contains EPA registered mildewcide, meets AIM, CARB SCM, OTC SCM and SCAQMD standards for non-flat interior
  • Clean up with soap and water
  • Online price includes PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT, WA
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Product Information

Internet # 202058887

Model # 02711

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Container Size

1 Gallon

Coverage Area (sq. ft.)

400 sq ft



Interior Wall & Trim

Application Method

Brush, Paint Sprayer, Roller

Base Material


Coating Product Category


Color Family




Dry to Touch (min.)






Paint & Primer in One


Paint/Stain Clean Up

Soap & Water

Paint/Stain Features

Mildew Resistant





Specialty Finish

Bright Canvas

Surface Material Use


Time before recoating (hours)




Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Satisfaction guaranteed for full refund of purchase price

Questions & Answers

Q:I'm confused. The description says the paint resists moisture but you say it is not recommended for shower stalls. Do you mean the shower walls where the water hits? Can it be used on the drywall above a shower stall? If not, what do you recommend?
by|Apr 29, 2024
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A:  Happy to clear things up, Don! While Rust-Oleum Zinsser Perma-White Mold & Mildew-Proof Interior Paint is moisture-resistant, it is not a waterproof-paint. While this product can be used in bathrooms, we do not recommend it for use on any surface subject to immersion or prolonged contact with water, including shower enclosures, saunas or steam rooms. If your shower is enclosed, we do not recommend this product, as it can start to blister and peel. At this time, we do not have a product that we can recommend for use inside a shower enclosure. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

by|Apr 29, 2024
    Q:Can this be used on vinyl base moulding
    by|Apr 20, 2024
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    A:  Great question, Loretta! Yes, Rust-Oleum Zinsser Perma-White Mold & Mildew-Proof Interior Paint can be applied to vinyl interior surfaces. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

    by|Apr 22, 2024
      Q:Does this paint do well with high humidity showers
      by|Mar 19, 2024
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      A:  Happy to help! While Rust-Oleum Zinsser Perma-White Mold and Mildew-Proof Interior Paint can be used in bathrooms, we do not recommend it for use in areas with prolonged contact with water including shower enclosures, saunas or steam rooms. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

      by|Mar 20, 2024
        Q:What is the best primer for this paint if you use primer
        by|Feb 25, 2024
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        A:  Thank you for reaching out, Josh. While a primer is typically not needed with Rust-Oleum Zinsser Perma-White Mold and Mildew-Proof Interior Paint, one can be used if needing to block stains. For most stains, Rust-Oleum Zinsser B-I-N Shellac-Based Primer can be used. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Zinsser-1-gal-B-I-N-Shellac-Based-White-Interior-Primer-and-Sealer-320991/100398381 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

        by|Feb 27, 2024
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          Customer Reviews

          4 out of 5

          • 4 out of 112 reviews
          • 59% recommend this product
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          This mildew proof paint works but it's NOT cheap....
          Much as I hate to admit it this Zinsser mildew proof paint is about as good as you will get especially for high humidity rooms such as bathrooms, showers, and basements. You do have to purchase huge amounts of this type paint and pricing is what I was overly concerned with but after using my completed bathroom (see all pictures for proof) you can clearly see that the paint has held up perfectly with neither blistering nor mold/mildew rearing it's ugly head. If you want a quality mildew proof paint this is the one to get!
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          6 found this review helpful
          I'm not a professional painter, and I'm not an endorser of any paint manufacturer, product or anything like that. I'm an average Joe that needs to paint a relatively small bathroom ceiling where I recently added LED ceiling lights and my wife now would like the ceiling color changed as well. I chose this paint since it says that it is great for mold/mildew areas such as bathrooms, and I wanted to use what appeared to be a great product for the job (I don't want to be doing this again anytime soon). To note, I don't have prior history of mold or mildew in this bathroom. The existing ceiling paint (Glidden satin, approx 3 years old) held up very well. I began by reading the instructions and the label says the paint can be applied over existing painted surfaces as long as it is cleaned and sound. This paint does not need primer. I cleaned the entire ceiling with a household cleaner to remove any grime, then I sanded it lightly using a piece of sandpaper over a drywall sanding block. I wiped the ceiling down using a damp cloth & water to take off the dust and came back to paint a couple days later. I began painting by cutting in the ceiling at the walls and noticed this paint was not adhering to the existing finish very well. The problem occurs when I overlap some strokes - the brush pulls away areas the first strokes just put down. I know I shouldn't "over tool" the paint when applying by brush, but this is ridiculous. I got very frustrated, so I decided to stop and read the instructions again, check the internet, and clean the ceiling once more. Well, it still occurred and I'm beyond my limits of dealing with it. I didn't get to use the roller yet, but I'm worried what condition the ceiling will be left in after those overlapping movements. I've never experienced such terrible performance, and I've used a lot of different brands over the years. In my opinion, this is a very tricky paint to use over a sound existing finish. I'll be getting another brand - something that I've used before and know works well.
          Response from Rust-OleumSupportMar 10, 2015
          We are sorry to hear of your experience with the Zinsser Perma White Interior Paint. We would like to discuss your experience with the product further. By calling our Product Support Group at 1-888-855-1774, someone would be able to help you with any concerns you may have. Rustoleum
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          23 found this review helpful
          Very thin, no coverage, runs super easy
          Response from Rust-OleumSupportApr 11, 2024
          That's not what we expect to hear, Kevin! For the best results, it is essential that Rust-Oleum Zinsser Perma-White Mold and Mildew-Proof Interior Paint is thoroughly mixed before each use and care is taken to mix along the edges and bottom. If applying to a more porous surface or over a contrasting color, an additional coat may be needed for full coverage.
          - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
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          I was not able to use this paint and had to return it because the local Home Depot store could not add tint to the paint. Their computer program was not set up to add color to this brand of paint. I ended up have to purchase 2 gallons of another brand.
          Response from Rust-OleumSupportApr 3, 2024
          We appreciate you reaching out, Andrew, and sharing your experience with Rust-Oleum Zinsser Perma-White Mold and Mildew-Proof Interior Paint. While this paint can be custom tinted with up to a certain amount of tint, it can be tinted to one of our color options as well. If the store needs assistance with a formula, they can give our team a call at 888-855-1774.
          - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
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          1 found this review helpful
          I had to paint some drywall repairs in the bathroom. This paint covered the existing paint and new drywall and covered completely. Even some marker marks were almost completely covered with one coat. Very impressed.
          • Verified Purchase
          The paint needs two coats to cover even after priming. This is especially important to do over dark areas. Also, one case of them were open and leaking when we checked them at home.
          Response from Rust-OleumSupportMar 4, 2024
          That's not what we expect to hear, and we need to gather more details to get to the bottom of this. Please give us a call at 888-855-1774 for further assistance with your experience with Rust-Oleum Zinsser Perma-White Mold and Mildew-Proof Interior Paint.
          - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
          • Verified Purchase
          I used it as a top coat after waterproofing basement walls. Applied two coats hopefully it will live up to its mold and mildew proof representation. Looks great
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          The best bathroom paint! I have used it over 20 years!
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