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bwobbe

08:31AM | 06/19/99
I recently bought a house and one of the rooms has a mold problem on the outside walls(there are 2). I can find no leaks so I beleive it is condesation as the walls are not insulated.I want to paint this room. This room will eventually be a baby's room and I want to clean it up well. Using bleach seems to do the trick , but alot of the mold seems to be between the paint and drywall and can only be seen by scraping. What would be the best way to clear this up? Should I rip the walls out or is there a simpiler solution.
Thanks

Handywoman

01:02PM | 06/21/99
I'd take no chances with a baby's room. My vote is to remove the old drywall, insulate (perhaps use a vapor barrier), and hang new drywall. Even if you were able to kill every bit of existing mold, condensation would cause it to return eventually. And the odds of killing it are slim anyway.

Babies are even more sensitive than we "old fogies" so I suggest you go the extra yard here.

And good luck with the new addition to your family!



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