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Perma-White 1 gal. Mold & Mildew-Proof Semi-Gloss 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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Zinsser Perma-White 1 gal. Mold and Mildew-Proof Semi-Gloss Interior Paint (Case of 2) is a self-priming, water-based paint that prevents mold and mildew growth on paint film. It offers excellent adhesion to all surfaces without sanding, and the high-performance, low-odor coating is great for bathrooms, basements and more. Back by a five-year Mold and Mildew-Proof paint film guarantee, this amount covers up to 400 sq. ft.
  • Durable, washable, stain and moisture-resistant backed by a lifetime durability guarantee
  • Covers up to 400 sq. ft.
  • Semi-gloss 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
  • California residents

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Container Size1 Gallon


Approximate Coverage (sq. ft.)400Base MaterialWater Based
Coating Product CategoryPaintColor FamilyWhite
Color/FinishWhiteDry to touch (min.)30 min
Hexadecimal ValueFFFFFFHSL Value0.0:100.0:100.0
Interior/ExteriorInteriorMinimum Temperature for Use (F)50
Paint & Primer in OneYesPaint Key FeaturesPaint & Primer in One
Paint TypeInterior PaintPaint/Stain Clean UpSoap & Water
Protection TypeMildew Resistant,Mildew ResistantReturnable90-Day
RGB Value255:255:255SheenSemi-Gloss
Surface Material UseDrywallTime before recoating (hours)2

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  • 3.9
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  • 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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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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yes, now i need more!...
yes, now i need more!
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Best paint to control mold and mildew we have even...
Best paint to control mold and mildew we have even used. We will be buying more
    Maybe the worst paint I’ve ever used
    This paint is awful, any other paint is better than this, don’t buy it unless you wanna put 5 coats on the walls for an even finish.
    Response from Rust-OleumSupportNov 5, 2021
    That is odd to hear! Our Zinsser Perma-White Mold and Mildew-Proof Interior Paint is a high-quality, latex paint, and applies easily using a good quality roller, brush, or spray system. We need to know more about the application issues experienced to get to the bottom of this. Please give us a call at 888-855-1774, we want to try to make things right! - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2 Rustoleum
        Perfect paint for several projects!...
        Perfect paint for several projects!
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