COMMUNITY FORUM

bobcats

11:57AM | 04/09/04
Member Since: 04/08/04
1 lifetime posts
Bvmisc
Since we have finished our home about three years ago, we have noticed a black discoloring forming on the walls on the interior. The black discoloring is almost soot-like and is prominant where the trusses and wall studs meet. I do not notice it except at that juncture or following the wall studs. There are places in my garage where I can see where every wall stud is. These walls also show nail heads as dark blackish circles. Any ideas what this is?

5slb6

05:35PM | 04/11/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
I ran up on something like this a few years ago and it was mildew on all the areas of joint compound. To test if it is mildew, just apply some bleach to one of the dark spots and if goes away it is mildew. I fit is mildew you will need to wash all walls with a 25 percent bleach and 75 percent water solution to kill the mildew . Once this is done you will need to prime the walls with Zinsser BIN primer and finish with the topcoat of your choice. This primer does not get rid of the mildew but is good insurance in helping to keepit from coming back.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Don't overlook coasters as a way to scatter small pops of color and style around a room. If you love monograms, why not dr... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1