Flashing imagePROBLEM: Mildew

MILDEW
Areas of black, gray-brown fungus growing on paint and other surfaces, particularly in damp areas.

MILDEW PROBABLE CAUSES
Warm humid conditions with poor air circulation. Painting over mildew without removal treatment. Excessive damp conditions, e.g. baths/kitchens. Poor surface preparation. Hidden moisture sources, such as a leaky roof, encourages mildew growth.

MILDEW SOLUTIONS
Remove all mildew by scrubbing with a solution of household bleach (1 part) and water (3 parts). Wear rubber gloves and eye protection. Thoroughly rinse with water. Install vents and exhaust fans in high moisture areas like baths, kitchens and laundry rooms.

PRIMERS & INTERIOR FINISHES
Priming is essential for better adhesion, sheen uniformity, mildew control and durability. Select a top quality interior paint in the color and sheen of your choice. Print Window Close Window