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greentrees 03-10-2013 11:47 PM

What is this? Mystery items on interior Wall
 
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Any idea what these items are? I was checking a house for investment purposes, and it was on a wall in the kitchen. I thought it was some smashed bugs, but up close, it doesn't look like bugs.

kwikfishron 03-10-2013 11:57 PM

Look like child ball pen art to me.

greentrees 03-11-2013 01:01 AM

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I put a close up of the item on the wall. I wasn't sure if this is a mold spore or something I should be concerned with.

rodneydnelson 03-11-2013 01:25 AM

It looks like the remains of the roots of a climbing plant or vine that was pulled off the wall. You say it's in the kitchen. Was the building vacant for a while that would have allowed for a vine to grow there? Perhaps there was a climbing plant in a pot there previously. Just a guess.

chrisn 03-11-2013 04:00 AM

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Originally Posted by rodneydnelson (Post 1134355)
It looks like the remains of the roots of a climbing plant or vine that was pulled off the wall. You say it's in the kitchen. Was the building vacant for a while that would have allowed for a vine to grow there? Perhaps there was a climbing plant in a pot there previously. Just a guess.

That has got my vote.

PoleCat 03-11-2013 08:45 AM

Well if it is not the remnants of a climbing vine my next guess would be egg clusters of a yet to be determined insect.

Bondo 03-11-2013 08:49 AM

Ayuh,.... Looks like someone was flingin' Sh!t against the wall, 'n some stuck....

jbfan 03-11-2013 11:01 AM

Bullet holes!

Don't move to that hood!

TrailerParadise 03-11-2013 11:18 AM

to me it looks like someone had something hung there, and when it was removed they attempted to fill the holes with colored caulk. Rub it with something, that should tell you if its dirt or something cuz it will come off. If it doesnt come off, its probably caulk or marker or something

Thurman 03-11-2013 06:23 PM

Sure as heck looks to me as the same "footprints" that Ivy would leave when the vines take root to something. I have these on the brick and exterior window moldings of my house. Easily scraped off and painted over.

greentrees 03-11-2013 11:41 PM

Thanks. I guess there isn't a concern about mold. The house was vacant for at least a ,month or two.

Windows on Wash 03-12-2013 09:28 AM

Climbing plant as said above.

dariusld 03-12-2013 10:32 PM

It will take the paint with it, if removed. That's probably why its still there.

PoleCat 03-13-2013 06:34 AM

I have removed them with delicate application of flame.

Windows on Wash 03-13-2013 08:10 AM

I love your Avatar PoleCat.

Too funny.


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