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Old 01-29-2010, 02:33 PM   #1
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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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Have you tried Kilz? Zinnser makes a good stainblocker too.

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Old 01-30-2010, 07:53 AM   #3
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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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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.
Problem-multiplier:
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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