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Old 11-13-2016, 04:32 PM   #1
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Found this under my paint....


Hello Everyone,
Starting a remodel in my home, after I removed some shelving that has been attached to the wall for a long time...I noticed some cracked paint. I removed was was cracked and found all these black dots. Is this mold?

The house was built in 1950's and the wall I am working on is in the living room and the other side of the wall is in the garage.




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Old 11-13-2016, 04:39 PM   #2
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That looks more like dust and dirt infiltration through an old crack in the wall boards to me.

Maybe there was a wood burning stove in the garage in a previous owners life, and smoke filled the area, How long have you been the proud owner?


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Ed,
Thank you for the insight! My grandparents have had this home since 1957, so I know there was no stove in the garage. My grandpa might have smoked a bit but not much. I am buying it from the estate and have lived here for 3 years.

My main concern is that it is mold or something of the same level
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To my eyes it looks like termite damage.
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Old 11-13-2016, 09:37 PM   #5
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Could be termites...? Do you see any wings left behind? Mold would be black, or well at least the bad kind.
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