Groups

    advice needed about mold on wall

    and how to combat this i have tried bleach and sterilising fluid wash on mold treatment the wall paper has had it now and cant decorate till its sorted the housing is of no use they put in a vent as this is my daughters bedroom.the mold is now going white and fluffy what can i do with it.rep left for useful answers.the man came from the housing rubbed the damp and then said it needs a vent but it was black mold then now its grey with white fluff type on top we have central heating we have only been here 6 months .the man said dont let our furniture touch the walls cause it makes it worse

    30 Comments

    Banned

    you need to kill it first.....its a living organism


    maybe underlying problems like damp?

    Original Poster

    how what should i use casparwhite

    Paint it over with white spirit based GLOSS paint to seal the wall then decorate over the top as normal , it won't get through that again

    The bleach should kill the visible flowers of the mould... dont just leave it there, its horrible for a child to be breathing that stuff in.

    It WILL grow back, nothing you can do about that, unless you're looking at seriously stripping back the walls and laying in some damp treatment and then replastering and covering with antifungal paint.

    Original Poster

    housing association useless iv'e never had this before how am i best to see if theres damp i'm completely dumb about this.did have the housing out they put in the vent thats it i think thats made it worse tho

    i have used Dettox mould and fungus killer, it is very good, i also got a Hepa air filter for the room and aired it at every opportunity as sunlight helps kill mould apparantly, please air the room if you use the Dettox as it is a fungicide

    linw;6748630

    housing association useless iv'e never had this before how am i best to … housing association useless iv'e never had this before how am i best to see if theres damp i'm completely dumb about this.did have the housing out they put in the vent thats it i think thats made it worse tho



    the vent should make it better as damp occurs where theres too much water in the air and it cant escape. You can ease it also by opening the windows as much as possible. When you shower/bath have the windows open in the bathroom, while you're cooking have the extractor fans running/windows open.

    You can also buy a chemical thingy that absorbs moisture in the air. Its poisonous stuff so if you use it make sure the kids cant touch it.

    Get on to the housing association and tell them its not helping and they need to come back out xxxx

    Hope this helps xx

    remove the cheddar cheese slice from the wall:thumbsup:

    also, maybe the walls have not been treated before the wallpaper was applied, we always put a solution on the walls first as it helps stop damp and mould ,my hubby calls it "SIZING" the walls

    Original Poster

    ClarityofMind;6748680

    the vent should make it better as damp occurs where theres too much water … the vent should make it better as damp occurs where theres too much water in the air and it cant escape. You can ease it also by opening the windows as much as possible. When you shower/bath have the windows open in the bathroom, while you're cooking have the extractor fans running/windows open. You can also buy a chemical thingy that absorbs moisture in the air. Its poisonous stuff so if you use it make sure the kids cant touch it. Get on to the housing association and tell them its not helping and they need to come back out xxxxHope this helps xx



    i will phone them tomorrow

    Original Poster

    transit;6748686

    remove the cheddar cheese slice from the wall:thumbsup:



    theres always one

    kill the mould first as per earlier posts,then try one of the anti damp paints on the area....International make a good range of specialist ones



    try a dehumidifier in the room as well to combat the moisture in the air

    linw;6748724

    theres always one



    true unless the household is allergic to tyramine;-)

    You probably just have condensation. Have the HA checked out the wall with a damp meter?

    If it didn't get a reading, you probably just have bad condensation - all that can be done with that is to increase ventilation on the affected area, and remove the moisture - dehumidifier as suggested above.

    What kind of heating is there in the room?

    Original Poster

    moob;6748770

    You probably just have condensation. Have the HA checked out the wall … You probably just have condensation. Have the HA checked out the wall with a damp meter?If it didn't get a reading, you probably just have bad condensation - all that can be done with that is to increase ventilation on the affected area, and remove the moisture - dehumidifier as suggested above.What kind of heating is there in the room?



    the man came from the housing rubbed the damp and then said it needs a vent but it was black mold then now its grey with white fluff type on top we have central heating we have only been here 6 months .the man said dont let our furniture touch the walls cause it makes it worse

    moob;6748770

    You probably just have condensation. Have the HA checked out the wall … You probably just have condensation. Have the HA checked out the wall with a damp meter?If it didn't get a reading, you probably just have bad condensation - all that can be done with that is to increase ventilation on the affected area, and remove the moisture - dehumidifier as suggested above.What kind of heating is there in the room?



    Yeah - I would say more likely to be condensation than damp in an upstairs bedroom.
    Is it a cold wall - North or East facing perhaps?
    I had a the same problem. I cleaned the walls with 50/50 mix of warm water and bleach, leave to dry and painted the walls with Dulux bathroom paint as it helps with condensation.
    Now I just make sure all the windows are opened more in the day to air the house out and keep humidity levels down.

    Original Poster

    DAMNOME;6748812

    Yeah - I would say more likely to be condensation than damp in an … Yeah - I would say more likely to be condensation than damp in an upstairs bedroom.Is it a cold wall - North or East facing perhaps?I had a the same problem. I cleaned the walls with 50/50 mix of warm water and bleach, leave to dry and painted the walls with Dulux bathroom paint as it helps with condensation.Now I just make sure all the windows are opened more in the day to air the house out and keep humidity levels down.

    north facing room downstairs as its split level

    linw;6748794

    the man came from the housing rubbed the damp and then said it needs a … the man came from the housing rubbed the damp and then said it needs a vent but it was black mold then now its grey with white fluff type on top we have central heating we have only been here 6 months .the man said dont let our furniture touch the walls cause it makes it worse



    Defo condensation... If you have a fan when you've cleaned the wall put the fan to blow against the wall - with the window open... it will dry the wall really quickly.

    linw;6748794

    the man came from the housing rubbed the damp and then said it needs a … the man came from the housing rubbed the damp and then said it needs a vent but it was black mold then now its grey with white fluff type on top we have central heating we have only been here 6 months .the man said dont let our furniture touch the walls cause it makes it worse



    Doesn't sound like he's well versed on how to determine if it's caused by damp then...:whistling:

    It is unlikely that it is damp - but one way to find out is to contact Environmental Health at your council - ask them to ensure it isn't dampness that's causing it. If they use a Protimeter to probe the wall and it doesn't give a reading - then you have condensation.

    As someone else has said, this is common on walls that are external facing and is caused due to the warm air contacting a very cold wall - this causes condensation.

    Keep the area free of clutter - remove the mould using a scrubbing brush and a bleach solution. If you don't change these features it will not go away. There's every likelihood it will return.

    linw;6748827

    north facing room downstairs as its split level



    The only way to keep on top is ventilation, opening windows and also keeping the bedroom door open as much as possible,
    Good quality paint helps too.. I repainted my problem room quite a few times with cheap B&Q paint but I only really sorted it when I decided to paint with good quality bathroom paint.

    Banned

    fskinner;6748664

    i have used Dettox mould and fungus killer, it is very good, i also got … i have used Dettox mould and fungus killer, it is very good, i also got a Hepa air filter for the room and aired it at every opportunity as sunlight helps kill mould apparantly, please air the room if you use the Dettox as it is a fungicide



    I use this, amazing stuff may need a few treatments. It's called Dettol now anyway :roll: damn European's

    dettol.co.uk/sf_…tml
    http://www.skevi.com/images/5531949.jpg

    Banned

    i had this problem, in the end had to have plaster ripped off and treated, still have no idea where it was coming from and wont know if its work for a while, will give that dettol a try as have a small spot in daughters room, same wall that the problem was on downstairs, corner of house for downstairs but not up

    Banned

    btw your child WILL develop serious breathing problems if left untreated so get down the shop today!

    Yes, that Dettol is the product to use. N facing walls are really prone to mould as described ^.
    In fact, all the advice is really good; follow it and you should solve the problem. As also said, it's important to clear the fungi as people can easily become allergic to mould spores ( like hay fever).

    Original Poster

    right here goes scrubbed wall with brush and bleach been shops and got dettol mould and mildew gonna spray as advised and then see how we go fingers crossed .thanks for all advice which is the best bathroom paint and do im paint with antifungal paint first

    Banned

    linw;6750599

    right here goes scrubbed wall with brush and bleach been shops and got … right here goes scrubbed wall with brush and bleach been shops and got dettol mould and mildew gonna spray as advised and then see how we go fingers crossed .thanks for all advice which is the best bathroom paint and do im paint with antifungal paint first



    thew antigungal paint is like glue, be careful i dropped the bloody tin, it dries like glue too, i think the best paint is dulux or crown

    hmmmmm sounds like your living in my old place..... your landlord aint called ken is it lol x

    Original Poster

    no housing association

    you may need a dehumidifer. look at your windows. Moisture on your windows means the humidity is too high. We're not talking one or two drops. We're talking about enough moisture so it runs down the glass and forms little puddles on the window sill. When this happens, your humidity is too high!

    btw,
    How to Find Out if Your House Has Low Humidity


    [LIST=1]
    [*]Put four ice cubes in a drinking glass.
    [*] Step 2
    Place the glass in a room and wait three minutes.

    Preferably, choose a room where you spend a fair amount of time in, such as a bedroom or ]living roomhttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/mag-glass_10x10.gif. Do not choose the kitchen or bathroom, since water usage in these rooms may affect the low humidity test.
    [*] Step 3
    After the three minutes are up, check the glass for water.

    If there are beads of water on the outside of the glass, your house has passed the low humidity test and the humidity levels are fine. If there are not any water beads, this is an indication of dry air.
    [/LIST]

    Original Poster

    will try this thanks
    Post a comment
    Avatar
    @
      Text
      Top Discussions
      1. Nightmare with BT over Broadband1112
      2. Rain effect window. The one from FRIENDS! Please help!22
      3. How to cancel Sky subscription68
      4. Need help with buying a 4K TV for gaming35

      See more discussions