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New Primer Zaps Bacteria, Mold

Thursday, May 29, 2014

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Rust-Oleum Corp. says its new fungicidal primer can kill mildew, mold and odor-causing bacteria on industrial and other applications.

Zinsser Mold Killing Primer is a water-based coating that can be used on both non-porous interior and exterior surfaces.

It can be applied directly over problem areas without extensive surface preparation and contains an Environmental Protection Agency-registered antimicrobial agent to prevent the growth of mold and mildew on paint film, according to the Vernon Hills, IL-based specialty paints and coatings manufacturer.

Rust-Oleum Zinsser Mold Killing Primer
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The protective primer can be applied directly over mold and mildew on interior and exterior surfaces.

Recommended applications include factories, office buildings, basements, window frames and bathrooms.

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“Mold and mildew are serious problems when they occur, often causing unsightly stains and a lingering odor,” said Fiona Seal, a brand manager for Rust-Oleum. “Unfortunately, they are also one of the most difficult fungi to remove.”

Zinsser Mold Killing Primer will dry to a bright white in as little as 30 minutes, and can be topcoated after one hour, according to Rust-Oleum.

The company says that full adhesion and hardness will develop within seven days of application.

The product is available in quarts, gallons and five-gallon containers. One gallon will cover 400-450 square feet.

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Tagged categories: Mold; Mold/mildew-resistant coatings; Primers; Rust-Oleum Corp.; Specialty Coatings

Comment from Tom Schwerdt, (5/29/2014, 12:54 PM)

Impressive. I don’t recall any other major manufacturer offering a latex to paint directly over active mold, unless you go back to the days of mercury additives...

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