Chipping/peeling paint - interior moisture / mold?


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Old 04-18-24, 10:51 AM
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Chipping/peeling paint - interior moisture / mold?

Family member's house has some damage to the kitchen ceiling - the spot is right in front of the sink, directly above where you'd stand when washing dishes. Dishwasher is to the left, and there is no external exhaust vent.

We just had a roofing company come over and they checked the roof out, didn't see any obvious signs of water leakage, and there is no interior discoloration. Between the paint and cracks, there appears to be a dark green shade - I am a bit concerned it's mold. I'm wondering if the mold is causing the paint to peel.

Any thoughts? I'm not ready to scrape the area / sand / patch.



 
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Old 04-18-24, 11:02 AM
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mold/mildew usually doesn't take long to eat thru the paint if it's underneath
I'm not sure you can tell much until you scrape off the loose and see what you have.
 
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Old 04-18-24, 11:21 AM
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This has been happening over the course of a year, if not longer. However, the cracks in the paint are new.
 
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Old 04-18-24, 11:28 AM
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The two main causes for paint to come loose like that is moisture or a contaminant that was painted over. With no water stain it's unlikely to be moisture caused.
 
 

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