Stupid question...bleach in paint?


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Old 05-08-13, 09:31 AM
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Stupid question...bleach in paint?

Opened up some leftover paint I was going to use on a rack for the gym. Had a funky looking gelatinous blob about 2" in diameter on top. Scooped it and any discoloration I could get out and disposed of it. Assume it was mold of some sort though it was in a sealed container. Paint does not stink or anything but I can't be positive I got it all. Would it hurt to put maybe a teaspoon of bleach in? I know I could probably buy a packet of mildewcide... but that involves me going to the store and spending a buck or two....lol.

Should I even worry about it since this rack won't be where it will grow anything.
Mold and mildew aren't much of a concern out here.
 
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Old 05-08-13, 10:26 AM
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Well Vic, until Mark answers, sometimes when I open a jar of preserves that's been in the fridge a few weeks, there's a glob of mold sitting on top. I scoop it out, and then I eat the preserves. Doesn't seem to affect the part it wasn't on, and I'm still alive, if that answers your question.
 
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Old 05-08-13, 10:39 AM
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Yeah...I did some searching and wound up straining it and did a little test batch with just a few drops of bleach. Didn't affect the consistency and couldn't smell it over the regular latex paint smell. Painted a piece of scrap wood and it seems to be fine. I doubt a cap full of bleach is going to affect over 1/2 gallon of paint. Not like it's a Picasso I'm doing here. And it's not to prevent mold...more just to maybe kill any spores that might have been in it. If It starts molding at the gym, I'll just blame it on peoples bad hygiene.
 
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Old 05-08-13, 02:09 PM
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Vic, I've used old paint [and scooping,stirring,straining works best] and as far as I know the bad smell of the paint doesn't affect it's ability to adhere or wear ok. I've never added bleach to paint. Paint doesn't always adhere well to bleach residue but I don't know how it reacts with the paint itself.
 
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Old 05-08-13, 02:20 PM
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I would just paint and after it dries, wipe it with a disinfecting bleach solution. Would do the same thing as you desire and kill anything exposed.
 
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Old 05-08-13, 02:24 PM
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Well...like I said...the paint didn't stink. Already finished up and it seems to have rolled out and adhered well. Drying to the touch in normal time. Pretty good coverage over the 123. Letting it sit til tomorrow for transport to the gym. I know latex will always be softer and wish I could wait a week...but want this thing out of the garage! Wifey says it looks fine (though she wanted me to fill the deck screw holes , told her it would just pop out with use).

On to the next gym project....oh joy.
 
 

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