PROBLEM: MILDEW

MILDEW
Areas of black, gray or brown spots formed on paint and other surfaces, particularly in damp, shady areas.

MILDEW PROBABLE CAUSES
Warm, humid conditions, poor air circulation and little direct sunlight, like under eaves and overhangs. Shrubbery planted too close to a building is an ideal place for mildew to grow. Mildew must be removed before painting or it will come through the new paint.

MILDEW SOLUTIONS
Remove all mildew by scrubbing with a solution of household bleach and water. Mix 1 part bleach to 3 parts water. Wear rubber gloves and eye protection. Power washing is recommended for larger areas. Rinse thoroughly with a garden hose.

PRIMERS & EXTERIOR FINISHES
Priming is essential for better adhesion, sheen uniformity, mildew control and durability. Select a top quality exterior paint in the color and sheen of your choice containing mildewcidal protectio