Mold under paint removal

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Old 03-13-14, 06:45 PM
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Mold under paint removal

I have a couple mold spots coming up under the paint in my
bathroom. I was worse ring if anybody new the best way to remove it?
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Thanks,
Lance
 
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Old 03-14-14, 05:24 AM
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Does the mold wash off? Is there any plumbing inside that wall? If you are convinced the mold is on the back side of the drywall it would be prudent to cut out a section and replace, I'd start small to verify there is mold on the backside.
 
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Old 03-14-14, 05:33 AM
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The mold came up after they did some minor drywall
repairs. They fixed some screw that were backing out. You can see
the drywall mud under the paint were the mold spots are at.
What kind of cleaner can I use that will not take the paint off?

Thanks for the help.
 
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Old 03-14-14, 05:54 AM
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If the paint has had 72 hrs to cure it's unlikely that any cleaner will remove the paint. Most any bath rm cleaner or even a water/bleach solution should remove mold/mildew.

Is this new construction?
 
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Yes fairly new. House is going on 4 years old.
 
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Old 03-14-14, 06:05 AM
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I thought maybe it was still under warranty where you could shift the responsibility to the builder. I assume they were nail pops and they used screws to fix it. Screws very seldom back out. It's possible the joint compound was painted too soon creating an environment for the mold to grow. If it comes back, I'd dig out the j/c and replace it with new, let it dry a day or two, then prime and paint.
 
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Thanks for the help! I will try this over the weekend and let
you know how it goes.
 
 

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