Mold and mildew problem

Old 04-03-07, 07:17 AM
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Mold and mildew problem

I have used several commercial products as well as the bleach and water mixture to attack the mold and mildew problem in my bathroom; however, the paint is now peeling from the ceiling. What is the best way to remove the old stained paint before I attempt to repaint?
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You will need to scrape and sand off any loose paint. A thin skim coat of joint compound may be needed to even out the ceiling or texture if the ceiling has it. Prime and then use a good kitchen and bath paint [has mildewcide in it]

If you have an exhaust fan in your bath you should use it when taking showers, if you don't have one it may be time to consider installing one. The heat and moisture from the shower is normally the cause of mold/mildew in bathrooms.
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...and I'd strongly recommend Zinsser's Perma-White for this extreme problem area when it comes time to paint
For primer I'd recommend Zinsser's 123, especially if you have that waxy ceiling sheetrock stuff under the peel
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Make sure to wear a quality mask to filter out the sanded mold. Not so good for the old pipes.

And not one of those junky paper filters either. Use at least a P95 or higher. (thats 95% of particulates or better). A P99% is similar to a HEPA filter.

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