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    Help any one know anything about damp ?

    Hi

    I think i have damp in the wall but not sure its by the sink and there used to be tiles there which i removed and i then painted but the paint has now peeled off and it looks furry ? any ideas

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    Supermod

    Check for rotting on the board. Is it "rising" at all? It might just be condensation or a leak.

    Sounds like some sort of moulding?

    Original Poster

    Check for rotting on the board. Is it "rising" at all? It might just be … Check for rotting on the board. Is it "rising" at all? It might just be condensation or a leak.



    its in the kitchen by the water tap the floor boads above look ok i think ...

    Supermod

    dusty24

    its in the kitchen by the water tap the floor boads above look ok i think … its in the kitchen by the water tap the floor boads above look ok i think ...



    Feel them. Give them a tap and see if they feel "secure". Has it risen? It might just be a leak.

    Original Poster

    its on an outside wall (the bottom half )

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    magicjay1986

    Check for rotting on the board. Is it "rising" at all? It might just be … Check for rotting on the board. Is it "rising" at all? It might just be condensation or a leak.



    its seems to be on the bottom of the wall how can i fix any ideas

    Supermod

    dusty24

    its seems to be on the bottom of the wall how can i fix any ideas



    Is it "rising" or in a concentrated area? It might just be condensation. Clean it off and keep an eye to see if it comes back.

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    magicjay1986

    Is it "rising" or in a concentrated area? It might just be condensation. … Is it "rising" or in a concentrated area? It might just be condensation. Clean it off and keep an eye to see if it comes back.



    ok should i paint it again

    Supermod

    dusty24

    ok should i paint it again



    I wouldnt yet. Keep an eye on it.

    We had a problem behind our sofa we had someone come and look at it and they said it was just condensation. We had some remedial works done on our property a couple of years ago so luckily we are guaranteed until 2031.

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    moist init

    get a dehumidifier, its the best thing i've gotten all year.

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    killerof8

    get a dehumidifier, its the best thing i've gotten all year.

    will that claer it up

    There's something mysterious happening to the wall in my bedroom. I hide in the living room and sleep on the sofa instead.

    Could be a number of things, first it is very cold and moisure (natural) will always find it's way to the coldest wall. You could have rising damp which may need you to install a dpc - simple to do yourself (i.e. DryZone). Maybe you have plant pots or debris outside which is bridging your dpc.
    Pointless painting or indeed using specialist paint.
    Dehumidifier is nice and cheap and if you dry clothes inside then this is ideal.
    Hopefully just condensation...
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