HELP, Mold/Mildew on drywall and plaster


Old 02-24-06, 09:56 AM
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Unhappy HELP, Mold/Mildew on drywall and plaster

I have noticed in three corners of my home mold and mildew forming all on outside walls. I have cleaned up and it keeps coming back. I have since discovered that my gutters have gone bad(real bad) and are getting them replaced, but now how do I repair the damage on the inside of my home? DO I need to remove that section of wall and replace. All three places are in the corner at the bottom. Or should I sand the paint away Prime with KILZ and repaint? One corner is Drywall the other two corners are plaster? If I have to replace those portions of wall can someone tell my how?

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Old 02-24-06, 04:08 PM
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Mold and mildew require 2 things to grow - heat and moisture. Bleach will usually kill mildew. If the plaster/drywall is still sound, wash the affected areas with bleach water, rinse and then prime with kilz.

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