getting rid of mildew before painting


Old 08-06-02, 02:52 PM
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getting rid of mildew before painting

I have to repaint a bathroom and the ceiling is covered in mold. What is the best way to get rid of it before painting? Any suggestions on the best paint for very humid bathrooms to prevent this in the future.
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Old 08-06-02, 04:04 PM
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Mold/mildew removal

Washing walls with bleach/water solution will disinfect and remove mold mildew. If your walls are stained from mold/mildew, then prime/seal before painting. There paints available that contain mildewcides. A semi-gloss paint bears up to washing better than flat latex.

Eliminating the humidity will solve the mold/mildew problems. Makes sure you have enough ventilation in the bathroom. Perhaps a new vent/fan unit with more CFM (cubic feet per minute) will provide greater air circulation. Leave bathroom door open or ajar while bathing. Run vent/fan for at least 30 minutes after bathing. Mildew prone areas may need frequent cleaning and disinfecting. Spraying these areas with Lysol Disinfectant also tends to keep mildew at bay.

Mold/mildew prefers damp, unventilated areas. Improving ventilation will improve your situation.
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