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What is the best way to get rid of mold to paint drywall?

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Posted 2013-08-26T20:23:41+0000  by Baxter Baxter

Howdy Baxter,


There are many ways to get rid of mold such as using: Bleach, Borax, Vinegar, Ammonia, Hydrogen Peroxide, Detergent, Baking Soda, Tea tree oil, or Grapefruit seed extract. Just how to get rid of it depends on how much mold is present and where it is located. If the mold is on furnishings or boxes simply discard the materials. Moldy materials are not considered hazardous waste; they can be sent to a regular landfill. However, it is smart to seal the mold material in heavy plastic to protect the people who handle it in transit and prevent spreading large amounts of the mold into the building as you carry the material out of it.

If the mold is on a hard surface but occupies less than 10 square feet wash the area with soapy water (scrubbing with a brush may be necessary), rinse and allow the area to dry before repainting. If you have asthma, severe allergies and a weaken immune system get someone else to do the clean up.



Larger areas (greater than 10 square feet in area) should be cleaned by someone with experience in doing this type of work. Remember, determine what caused the moisture problem and correct that problem or mold is likely to recur.


Happy Cleaning,




Posted 2013-08-27T00:31:36+0000  by Dave_HD_OC
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