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Old 04-06-2005, 10:33 AM   #1
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From what I understand, paint stores mix some additive for paints to be used in bathrooms. Something that has to do with being mold resistant (my understanding). Is this done with primers as well ? I'd like to buy a 5 gallon drum of primer, and prime a bunch of rooms (all new sheetrock). Can I do this or do I have to get this additive added to primer as well ? :confused:
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Old 04-08-2005, 07:05 AM   #2
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You can buy little packets of anti-mildew/mold additives to add to your primer and paint yourself, or have them mix it in.
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From what I understand, paint stores mix some additive for paints to be used in bathrooms. Something that has to do with being mold resistant (my understanding). Is this done with primers as well ? I'd like to buy a 5 gallon drum of primer, and prime a bunch of rooms (all new sheetrock). Can I do this or do I have to get this additive added to primer as well ?
Thanks,
Scott
You can purchase paints that have that included.
Most kitchen and bath types of paint have it. Also Zinsser
has primer and finish systems that will do that. I would trust the
research and products of such companies over any "packet",
any time.
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Scott, In the biz these are known as 'zoom' or PEP's (product enhancement products). The most recognisable name is STP oil treatment. It is a chemical that was added to oil in small amounts by the manufactureres and someone decided to market it as an independent product.
This concept has now crossed over into many markets, paints included. Do your homework and find out what chemical(s) the paint companies are useing to combat mildew. Read the pkg. and if it has a concentration of one of those ingredients, use it. If it some new herbal remedy, you might want to save your money.
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As far as mixing products, I'm use to mixing a sealant that I use on my car. But I'm more comfortable mixing that instead of paint. The last time I painted was probably like 10 years ago.

I bought a 5 gallon bucket of Zinsser primer this weekend and started with one of the bedrooms (my hat goes off to you painters out there ). I did notice that it had a line on there about mold/mildew resistance.

I'll do some more research, Thanks for all of the responses.
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