mildew on bathroom walls

Old 02-27-02, 03:32 PM
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Question mildew on bathroom walls

we have a problem with mildew in the bath we had a tub and mildew on the walls we have redone the whole bathroom cleaning the mildew like we were told and painting with a mildew resist paint,looked good for awhile,now again we look like we have flowers of mildew,my next step is to paint a tree on the wall and watch it flourish!!!!!!!!!HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!
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Mildew on bathroom walls

Mold/mildew spores are airborne and tend to settle where there are dark, damp, unventilated, soiled surfaces. Inadequate bathroom ventilation is the major cause of mold/mildew problems. A bathroom vent fan unit that is vented to the outside should be powerful enough to exchange the air in your bathroom eight times an hour. These units are sold based on the number of cubic feet per minute (CFMs/minute) of air they can move. Most builders install an inexpensive unit without consideration of the size of the bathroom or the number of CFMs. Running the unit for at least 30 minutes after a bath or shower will help assure that the moisture has been removed from the air. Opening the bathroom window a little will improve ventilation as will leaving the bathroom door open during bathing or showering.

Wiping tub/shower after each use with chamois or squeegie will leave surfaces dry and minimize problems with mold/mildew. Surfaces prone to mold/mildew should be disinfected. Spraying with Lysol also keeps mold/mildew at bay. Leaving shower door or curtain open will allow ventilation in the tub/shower unit.

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