"Help! There's mold in my house!"
Don't worry. We've got you covered.
- Mold removal: using a special chemical to get rid of the mold
- Scrape: the walls have be scraped to get down to the surface, and make sure there's nothing bubbling off which will prevent the paint from working.
- Spackle: if necessary, we build up a smooth surface again before painting
- Prime: if necessary, to make sure the paint will stick
- Paint: with anti-mold paint, of course. It generally prevents mold re-growth for about 5 years.
- Touch-ups: occasionally even with all the prep, as the walls settle, some bubbles pop-up. Call us. We'll come back to fix it.
Mold: Before & After
Where Does Mold Grow?
Mold grows in moist areas which are not well-ventilated -- typically bathrooms, laundry rooms and kitchens.
Why Is Mold Worse in Winter?
Winter brings out more mold problems, not only because the windows are usually closed, but also because the cold air can't hold as much humidity, so the moisture tends to condense on the walls, providing an excellent breeding ground for fungus.
What If My Walls Are Wet?
If you have an active leak, first take care of the source of the water, then when the walls are dry, it's time to paint.
Does Anti-Mold Paint Smell?
The anti-mold paint doesn't really smell. In fact, Benjamin Moore Aura® Bath & Spa paint prevents mold and mildew, and is certified zero VOC (volatile organic compounds) and low odor.
But the spray we use to kill the mold beforehand is pretty strong, so we recommend our clients stay out of the house for a few hours while we're working until the room airs out.