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Can I paint over surfaces that have mold? If a wall in your home has been taken over by mold you can not simply paint over it because the mold…
If a wall in your home has been taken over by mold you can not simply paint over it because the mold will resurface through the new paint. Kevin Bristol, President of Advance Mold Remediation and expert in mold control with the Environmental Protection Agency, says, “you want to make sure that you get all the mold spores” before you, “go back and put on the paint”.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “The key to mold control is moisture control. It is important to dry water damaged areas and items within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth. If mold is a problem in your home, clean up the mold and get rid of the excess water or moisture. Fix leaky plumbing or other sources of water. Wash mold off hard surfaces with detergent and water, and dry completely. Absorbent materials (such as ceiling tiles & carpet) that become moldy may have to be replaced.” If the area in your home that you would like to repaint is moldy you will have to do some detective work to see how deep the mold is growing. According to Bristol, the wall “has to be sanded down [at the very least]. Sometimes it’s not necessary to remove the drywall if the mold hasn’t penetrated… This is more likely if the surface is hard and slick such as walls painted with semi-gloss paint. If that’s the case, the wall can be sanded and wiped down [but] you want to make sure that you got all the mold spores”. Consumer Reports Magazine states, “Mold can damage your home by weakening floors, walls, and ceilings as it feasts on decaying wood and wallboard, ceiling tiles, caulk, cellulose insulation, and other organic materials. Toxic or not, it isn’t good for you or your home.” Since the goal of all mold spores is to decompose, you must remove the entire moldy area because it will continue to decompose from the inside out. You must either remove the wall board completely or sand it down to below the moldy surface.
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