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Old 03-02-2009, 02:14 PM   #1
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Anyone ever had their plaster mold? Mine is turning black and stinks! I know I need to buy the powdered and mix it myself but its an old tub and its easy if you just want to patch a few nail holes.

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Is the small amount of $ for some new stuff really worth the headaches you might be causing for yourself somewhere on down the line?

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What you are calling plaster is joint compound or spackling, which contains some organic material (mold food). Toss it and get a fresh tub. Chances are it will never hurt you, but why mess with it?
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So I didnt toss that tub of plaster / joint compound. I was reading the latest issue of the family handyman and it said to toss a capful of bleach in the tub before you store it. Great idea! Sounds like it a common problem with old joint compound, thought I would pass along the tip!

And no sir I didnt mix that one gallon tub with my wifes kitchen aid mixer... Just what are you accusing me of!
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I put a couple of inches of water on top before storing. Putting bleach in would stop the compound it is in contact with, be sure to wash the insides of the bucket of all traces of compound, otherwise I think that could mold. I've read a lot of tips from there, you have to discern which would work or not. Some are outright wrong. Use your best judgment. Be safe, GBAR

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