Only after the source of the problem has been corrected and the cleanup is complete should you turn your attention to cosmetic damage. If repainting is called for, you might want to select a mold-inhibiting product such as Kilz Premium Primer
. "It has a mildew-resistant coating," says brand manager Jason Long, "so it's perfect for kitchens, bathrooms and basements." It's important to note, however, that products of this sort are not a substitute for thorough remediation of the problem. They don't kill mold, and they are not going to stop mold from occurring under the coating, but they help prevent mold and mildew from forming on the dry film surface. Finishing off with a mold-resistant top coat is recommended.