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Mould problem bathroom walls - best fix ?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by NickCurtis62, 5 Sep 2021.

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  1. NickCurtis62

    NickCurtis62

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    Hi
    I have a problem with damp on a bathroom wall. It's an internal south facing wall so gets the brunt of Winter weather.
    Can anyone suggest the best process, and materials needed to sort this problem ?
    Finished, it will be painted again.
    Thanks in advance.
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  3. Bonni

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    Mould is the result from lack of heat and ventilation, and also having a cold wall in the most humid room of the house.
     
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    I know the cause but that is not what I was asking about.
     
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    This. A better extractor and more heat.
     
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    If you have no idea then please dont waste both mine & your time thank you.
     
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    Ventilation!

    In other words - Open the Window!
     
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    Before this turns into comedy hour let's try something else.
    1. I know what causes damp.
    2. I know heat & ventilation help.
    3. I'm not after prevention but a solution to remove what has been caused & the best materials (as mentioned in the original post) ie paint etc to put it all right.
    4. Please, uf you cannot provide something positive, then please dont bother posting.
     
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    It could also do with a change of colour!

    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    Hope that was helpful!

    Andy
     
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    There are a couple of black mould treatments available in hardware shops (HG springs to mind). Alternatively a dilute bleach solution. Wash off well and allow to dry out properly.
    presume there is a loft above the wall - make sure the loft insulation is complete and well fitted, no gaps and maybe add more over that room.

    make sure the extractor fan ducting is clear. That the fan has a long 'run on' time.
     
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    I quite like it. That's a positive thing to post. Reminds me of a victorian ****oir. [Edit: how can that be a profanity? ]

    As above, bleach or other treatment. Then repaint it. Maybe do the walls and ceiling the same colour, or, get someone with a steady hand to do the cutting in.
     
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    How about, you try and wash the wall and open the window!!


    Andy
     
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    In answer to your question, as someone else suggested, HG Mould Spray (you may as well get the bathroom one) is excellent for shifting mould.

    I know the Lakeland shops do it.

    I would also like to point ou that if you are ever as rude again as you have been on this thread I WILL make it my concern to have you permanently removed from this forum.
     
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    And once the wall has been cleaned, take the advice above about ventelation and regular cleaning to prevent it happening again.
     
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    Does this get wet, and did this mould form this summer, or is it older?
    Insulating the walls always helps though - internal insulation with kingspan (or similar) boards and boarded over, or an insulated tilebacker board (marmox etc), will help reduce condensation on walls in bathrooms if the wall insulation is non-existent, or just very poor.
     
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