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Old 01-15-2009, 05:17 PM   #1
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I have two issues. I live in a trailer and the windows are old and leak. They have created a mold around the buttom of the window. does Kills kill the mold or is that just for cigrette smoke. or should I replace that drywall in those areas. And the old paint in my sons room is peeling of the walls. It's a latex paint that was on the walls, and I want to repaint the wall. what do I have to do to fix it before I paint it?

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Old 01-15-2009, 06:02 PM   #2
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I don't believe Kilz will kill the mold, it will only cover it up. I have heard that a 10% bleach/water mixture will kill most mold but I've never tried it. Does your mobile home have vinyl faced drywall? most of the ones I've ever seen have had that.

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Old 01-15-2009, 06:59 PM   #3
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im not really sure. I know it's not dry wall so it probly is. I've heard of the bleach and water mixture. I was hoping for a more perment solution before i finish my painting in that room. I dont want to paint and then have it get ruining later.
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mold should not be covered up. Clean it off. sand the area down well, clean with TSP. Paint with Zinser primer and a good latex paint. Latex allows moisture to pass while oil will seal it in. Have the paint store add mildicide to your paint. But you now need to avoid the mold from returning. Only one way. Keep the relative humidify below 50%. You need to use a dehumidifier or as least a fan to circulate the air.
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Bob thanks so much for the idea. I just have two questions. What is tsp, and does acrylic paint breath?
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If you have mold around the window, you likely have a water problem. You can kill the mold, that you can see, and you can paint over it. But, if you don't kix the problem, it will only get worse. You may only be able to see a little bit of mold, but there is likely MUCH more that you can't see. Mold can lead to many different health problems and should be addressed properly.
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Bob thanks so much for the idea. I just have two questions. What is tsp, and does acrylic paint breath?
TSP -- a powdered cleaner we use for painting prep. Mixes with water and can be found at box stores or paint stores or hardware stores.

Acrylic paints are good. Buy the best paint you can (45-65/gal) Stay away from cheap paints.

But to kill the mold use water and bleach. 10% bleach
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The reason I asked about acrylics is because i have painted a gaint mural thoughtout the room. The only spot not finiished is near the mold.

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