Zinsser Mold Killing Primer is an interior/exterior primer that contains an anti-microbial fungicide to kill existing mold, mildew, or odor-causing bacteria and prevent growth in the future. It dries to touch in 30 minutes and can be top-coated in one hour.

Zinsser Mold Killing Primer is available at The Home Depot.

Watch the video above to find out more.


Jodi Marks: I think the reason why painting projects get voted the number one DIY project—especially for beginners—is it is so easy to do, you get instant results, and you don’t have to have elaborate tools to get those beautiful results. But you want to make sure that you get your surface prepped properly so that you get a nice finish.

Now, sometimes, you might run into problems like mold. Well, what do you do? This is what you do. Here’s the answer to it. You get a mold-killing primer, and this is one by Zinsser.

It’s very easy to use. It’s a water base, but it does have an anti-microbial formula in there so that it kills the mold and the mildew on contact.

So, that means that if you’ve got drywall or you’ve got a ceiling that has moisture that is creating this mold and the mildew, you don’t have to destroy that first and then prime over it.

All you got to do is use this primer. Go right over it. It will kill it, and then it will coat it, and then you can put on your beautiful topcoat and change the look of that room in no time.

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Jodi Marks

Best New Products Host

Jodi Marks is a construction expert and television personality who’s always on the lookout for ways to make a job easier as she hosts “Best New Products” for Today’s Homeowner. After obtaining a degree in psychology, she joined her father's construction company as a project manager. Jodi's career in television began when she was selected to co-host the series Fix It Up! on Home and Garden Television (HGTV). She went on to host several other shows on HGTV, Turner South, and TBS, and co-created The Tile Doctor series with Paul Wilson. Jodi also earned her general contractor's and real estate licenses in Georgia and has been renovating and flipping houses.

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