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Old 01-29-2010, 01:33 PM   #1
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Bathroom mold!!

I need to know what the best way to cover the leftover stain from mold on my bathroom ceiling! When we bought the house the ceiling was a wonderful gloss white, turns out they must have just painted before we bought cuz the stains sooned returned. We installed a fan and usually open a window after showering but are still stuck with the stain after scrubing the mold?? Any suggestion? repaint? Drop ceiling?? i was trying to avoid tearing it down and re drywalling.


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Old 01-29-2010, 02:13 PM   #2
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Have you tried Kilz? Zinnser makes a good stainblocker too.


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I haven't tried Kilz b/c I have heard mixed reviews about it and even B4 that I still have to tackle the peeling paint from the moisture. Do i try to scrape cuz I know not all of its going to come off and then its going to look so uneven.
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You will need to scrape any loose paint. I would then use Kilz as long as all the mold is dead. Then use joint compound if the surface is uneven.
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:52 PM   #5
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Close the window!!!

This usually amazes me...the thinking that opening a window will help get moisture out... It makes it twice as bad...especially in cooler weather.

Question: After a shower the air is warm/moist. Outdoor air is COLD & DRY.
Guess what happens when these air-masses meet??
Answer: LOTSA condensation IN your bathroom, that wouldn't be there if you kept the window shut, and let the fan get the moist air out.
SO...if the fan is running, window open, bath-air still moist...
You're pulling in more cold air, allowing even greater condensation...

Ya see where I'm goin' with this?

2nd issue:
I'd consider new drywall up there.
* Key words here..."By the time you do xxx"....
* Yes, you could do a drop ceiling. BUT...the root issue is still up there...possible wet drywall & mold on top of it.
* Then, you'd have a new ceiling, with any "behind-the-scenes" issues corrected. AND, peace of mind.

(still....keep the window shut!!!)

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