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Should You Paint Over Mold?


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If you think that painting over moldy areas will fix the problem, you are wrong. It will just cover it up for some short time and the mold will most likely appear again. One way to have some longer-term results can be using anti-mold or mold-killing paint. The chemicals on these paints can be specific to demolish mold but again, mold thrives when the space is moist, damp, and warm so the best you can do is find the source, fix that, and after painting the walls.

If the mold is created from longtime neglect and no painting for years then mold inhibitor paint can be considered. You can make a purchase in many sites that sell pain. There are many options to choose from. But, before putting paint over mold, be sure to clean it and completely eliminate it.  

Don’t consider mold as dirt or just a stain

People don’t really do their research properly for mold and forget that it really doesn’t mind paint or anything if it has energy and food source. Mold can eat through paint without a problem and cause discoloration and stains.

Only putting paint in walls will just cover it up for some days and also don’t rely on anti-mold primers or anti-mold paints. Without taking care of the main source of the mold, it will appear again and sometimes much worse. 

So, what steps to take to fix it?

There are many ways to get the perfect result, but first things first, you have to get rid of the mold before you do anything else.

  • Identify. The first step is to identify the type of mold you are dealing with. All types of mold can bring not just visual problems but also structural and can be a health hazard. Mold exposure brings respiratory issues, headaches, and allergy problems. After you know what is the type of mold, the next step is to inspect the source. Where is the moisture that is causing mold to thrive? Try fixing that up so you won’t face mold problems again. 
  • Clean. After inspecting and identifying, go for a clean with the proper cleaners and chemicals. Maybe you might need to scrape the previous paint that is molded up..
  • Prime. After cleaning and having the wall ready and with no traces of mold, use an anti-mold primer to be extra safe.
  • Paint. The last step is painting. After doing all these steps properly, you will surely have the best results and no mold will ruin your life anymore. 

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