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What is Kilz mold paint used for?

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Kilz offers paint primers containing a mildewcide that helps prevent mold and mildew growth on the primer layer. The primer is designed for areas prone to mold and mildew to prevent future problems.

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The special Kilz primer is not designed to go directly over existing mold and mildew. The manufacturer recommends first killing and removing any existing mold and mildew problems. A solution of bleach and water or special mold-killing cleaner works to remove the mold. The surface needs to dry completely before painting on the Kilz primer.

Water-based primers that help prevent mold include Kilz 2, Kilz Max and Kilz Premium. Kilz Complete is an oil-based primer with mildew-fighting properties.

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