Prevent Mold Growing BackPosted by at March 15, 2012 in Uncategorized
Painting your bathroom walls is a terrific way to limit mold and mildew buildup and you don’t have to be Michelangelo to do it with ease if you follow these two simple steps. If minimal sanding is required you can use one of your jumbo, heavy-duty emery boards.
If this isn’t enough or your walls require you to also scrape and spackle, please seek guidance from your local paint or home improvement store experts. You need to clean the scene before you paint, remove any mold and mildew that may be hanging out on your walls and ceilings.
There are lots of store- bought mold and mildew products to choose from, such as Tilex Mold & Mildew Remover, Clorox Clean-Up Cleaner with Bleach, Moldzyme (an eco-friendly product you can fi nd online at www.ecodiscoveries.com), and Lysol Mildew Remover with Bleach.
However, according to Denise, my local bathroom paint guru at Wyckoff Paint and Wallpaper, the best way to get rid of it is to do the following: Open all your windows so the area is well ventilated then put on gloves and a mask (not Spider-Man or SpongeBob). Fill an empty spray bottle with a 1:3 ratio of bleach and water (that’s one part bleach and three parts water). Spray walls and ceiling and leave it on for fi ve minutes, wipe with warm water and sponge. Let dry thoroughly before going to the next step.