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Can you paint over walls in the shower that have mole on side and top

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Posted 2013-06-11T01:31:31+0000  by Lindah218 Lindah218
 

I'm going to assume you meant mold not mole.  Little critters on the walls is another forum. :smileysurprised:  Remove the mold with a fairly concentrated bleach solution, roughly 3/4-1 cup per gallon of water along with a few drops of laundry detergent.  Wash down the effected areas leaving the surface wet.  Allow it to dry and reapply the solution until all the mold is gone.  The bleach solution WILL ruin your clothes, so wear something you want to throw away.

 

Then paint with Zissner's Perma-White paint.  

 

You may also want to think about ventilating your bathroom to prevent reoccurance.

Posted 2013-06-11T04:00:23+0000  by Adam444

It's a great day in the Paint Department Lindah218!

 

Mold Armor Mold and Mildew Stain Remover is an outstanding ready-mix product to remove the mold from your shower.

 

The odor is quite strong, so turn on your vent fan or exhaust the odor using a fan in an open window to pull the odor outside.

 

Apply a generous coating to the unsightly area and then leave the room for fifteen minutes. Do this at least twice, continuing until the mold is gone. Tough areas may require a little scrubbing with a sponge or soft bristle brush.

 

Once satisfied that you've removed the mold, rinse thoroughly ... when you think you've rinsed completely, rinse a few minutes more to ensure the entire cleaning agent is off the wall.

 

Allow to air dry. Keep the fan(s) running to reduce dry-time.

 

ON TOWARD PAINTING:

 

If your walls are tile, you might prime with Gripper. This product can be tinted to be similar to your new color ... take advantage of free tinting to improve coverage and reduce the number of coats of paint.

 

If your wall is sheetrock, prime with Zinsser Cover Stain. Don't forget to tint your primer.

 

WHICH PAINT?

 

Wait about two-hours after priming, and then paint with Behr Oil-based Semi-Gloss. This product is rated "interior/exterior," will be durable enough for periodic exposure to water, and can be mixed in almost any color.

 

Although oil-based products are durable, I still recommend non-abrasive cleaners to prevent scratching the paint.

 

FINALLY:

 

DIYers learn by reading about projects others have completed.

 

Please take time to return and describe your process so others can learn from your experience.

Posted 2013-06-11T13:12:18+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
 
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