Painting over mold? It’s one way that leasing offices, homeowners, and businesses try to remedy mold-related problems. But, what really happens when you paint over mold? And, is it a viable way to kill the mold infestation or will it only make things worse?
Here, we’ll discuss what happens if you paint over mold and how to do it the right way!
Yes and no. You can paint over mold to hide away the “stains”, but it will only kill the fungus if you paint over it the right way. To permanently kill mold, you’ll need to fix the source of the mold problem first. You can’t simply paint over a mold issue without identifying the source. You’ll only be covering up a problem that’s sure to return.
Once you discover the source of your mold growth, take measures to defeat it (or call in some professional restoration folks to help out!). Remember that mold is a fungus and can eat through painted surfaces without a problem. When it’s time to paint over any remaining discoloration left by mold, you’ll want to purchase a mold killing paint or a mold-resistant paint to keep additional growth at bay!
To avoid growth in mold-prone areas, you can use mold-resistant paint. Mold-resistant paint will help keep rooms that hold extra moisture—like bathrooms, basements, and attics— free of mold. However, this type of paint will not kill the mold already present. If mold growth is an issue you are experiencing and cannot control, call in a professional mold removal team ASAP.
There are, thankfully, a few ways you can prevent mold outbreaks in your Loveland home. Generally speaking, you need to make sure that mold-prone areas are dry and properly ventilated. For stubborn cases of mold, you may need to think about installing a dehumidifier in the room or area where you’ve seen mold before.
Have a mold problem in your Loveland home? Need assistance before you paint? Don’t wait to deal with mold removal—call a professional. At 970 Services, we understand disaster. Our team is always professional, attentive, and willing to go the distance for any and all of our clients in Northern Colorado. As Loveland’s top mold removal and water restoration company, we’re always on your side.
If you are ever faced with a mold problem, leak, flood, or natural disaster, remember to call a local, trusted home restoration company first. Need assistance ASAP? Give us a call now at (970) 888-0970 or contact us online for a free estimate.
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