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Old 07-29-2011, 04:48 PM   #1
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Hello,

I am new here but hoping someone can help me.

I found black mold in my bathroom and noticed that the plaster and paint was peeling off the walls and ceiling. I ended up scraping all the plaster off but noticed that on my ceiling there is still a thin layer of plaster which won't come off with the scraper or a sander.

(Yes, I treated the black mold with TSP)

I wasn't sure if there was something else I could do to get the damn plaster off. The ceiling and walls aren't regular sheetrock. Instead its all horse hair.

Can I use an acidic solution to get it off and if so, what can I use? I used something kind of Orange Citrus smelling stuff on the window to get the paint off.

I am new at this and could use the help!

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Old 07-31-2011, 11:06 PM   #2
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What are you going to put on the walls to replace the old plaster? If you are going to go with wallboard, it is probably ok not to remove this last layer of plaster if it is somewhat uniform. Is that an option?

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Unfortunately no.

I have to paint it with Mold Proof paint. I don't have an option of putting anything over it because I won't pay for it. This is an apartment bathroom.
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There is no chemical that Is safe to use and that will remove the plaster. Sometimes wetting it softens it up but it sounds like it's already been wet. Mechanical means are the only way to get the plaster off. If I were you and just wanted a functional fix, I'd scrape and sand off the high points and then paint it. It wont look wonderful but as you said it's a rental property.
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You'd best find a solution to the moisture issue that caused the mold in the first place. Otherwise it will all be back....... "moldproof" paint or not. Horsehair plaster has enough organics in it to support mold regardless of the coating.
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