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Old 11-05-2005, 03:41 PM   #1
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Recently discovered the reason why the lower kitchen cabinets smell so musty & mildewy: a small leak in the washing machine outflow pump that went into the adjoining wall. Now that I've sealed off the leak, I am still left with that awful penetrating odor when I open the cabinets.

Do you think a coat or two of oil-based Kilz to the walls would cover/destroy the mildew & odors? Do I have to treat the cabinets doors as well?

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Old 11-05-2005, 09:31 PM   #2
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I would use Zinsser's BIN. It is a better vapor barrier IMHO.

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Like Pro, BIN.
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Old 11-05-2005, 10:22 PM   #4
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Thank you ProWallGuy! Does B-I-N go on clear or white? Should I use the spray or the paint-on? It will involve pulling all of the shelves out and reaching up underneath the cabinetry (i.e. crawling...)

Afterwards, will I need to go over it with the Zinsser Perma-White mildew-proof paint?
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Teetorbilt: not sure what you mean by Pro BIN.
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Old 11-06-2005, 08:29 AM   #6
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I'd also recommend the BIN
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Does B-I-N go on clear or white?
White
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Should I use the spray or the paint-on?
Depends on what you feel comfortable with
Probably brush on is the safest (no over-spray), but I often use the spray
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It will involve pulling all of the shelves out and reaching up underneath the cabinetry (i.e. crawling...)
Better brush it, you don't want that spray bouncing back into your eyes
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Afterwards, will I need to go over it with the Zinsser Perma-White mildew-proof paint?
No you won't need to
Although that is the best mildew resistant paint I have found, you won't need to use it, as you have fixed the moisture problem
However, you may want to, as it is a great mildew and stain resistant easily cleanable paint
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Teetorbilt: not sure what you mean by Pro BIN.
Me means he agrees with ProWallGuy, or "Pro" as he calls him
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Old 11-06-2005, 01:46 PM   #8
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I'm also having a problem with mysterious mildew smells throughout the house. It's 1920 stucco Spanish. When I walk in the front door, it always smells mildewy. I know the previous owners had a prob with water beneath the house. They had to rip out the flhardwood floor in livingroom and redo it due to warping. It still smells funny, though. Is there some kind of clear BIN I could use to seal away the smell?
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Is there some kind of clear BIN I could use to seal away the smell?
Not that I'm aware of
You would have to find the source anyway, and once you found the source, it would probably be best to eliminate it
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Argh, Slick, that's the problem. I would have to take up about 1,500 sq. feet of hardwood flooring. Or install fans beneath the house to dry out damp soil.
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Ken, I cut my teeth on homes of that type from that era. Where is the home located?
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...I would have to take up about 1,500 sq. feet of hardwood flooring...

It's the flooring that smells?!?
Yeah I could see you wanting to seal the wood floors
Though I do floors, I must say I've never had to seal one to get rid of an odor
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Kilz not Kilz 2 it the shiznit. But try using a mix of 1 part bleach to 4 parts water sprayed on to the area with mold do this twice over 2 day and allow to dry then paint.....
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Old 11-06-2005, 08:55 PM   #14
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House is in Los Angeles near UCLA. Old, cold exterior stucco walls about 1 ft. deep.

What kind of person would I call to help me figure out where the midlew is coming from? I called one of those "mold specialists" and they wanted something like a $3,000 deposit. They were going to take specimins to a lab somewhere to see if it was deadly black mold! I have a feeling it's just wet ground underneath the house. Someone said to have fans on timers installed under there. SOunded like an expensive alternative.
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Call someone who is a old school painter the whole mold thing is blown way out....Just let him tell you what you should do. I wouldn't get to crazy.

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