How to Paint over Mould & Mildew

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hi there in today's video I'm gonna show

you how to successfully eradicate and

paint over mold and mildew stains

performed in a badly ventilated area

behind a storage unit and this is the

storage unit itself which sits next to a

cupboard I built several years ago to

house our washing machine and tumble

dryer I'm pulling away the unit we

quickly see mold all over the walls

which is so common in areas where you've

got poor air circulation now a quick

word before we start on safety our owner

net just recommend you should only

tackle mold if it's caused by

condensation and covers an area of less

than one square meter if it covers more

than this or is caused by sewage or

other contaminated water

you shouldn't tackle it yourself and you

should get an expert involved in today's

video we're going to be using xun's as a

universal degreaser and cleaner and mold

killer and remover we're then going to

be using Zins as bi n primacy and a

stain killer and perma white interior

paint top coat to avoid confusion I

should just point out this is the new

design of the cam whereas the can I'm

using in the video is the old design the

change is rolling out but some of the

old counts may be in circulation for a

while it's a good idea to have a

paintbrush mini roller and roller tray

and potentially a scrubbing brush

sandpaper and I find disposable latex

gloves are also a really good idea as is

a paint scuttle 9 inch roller and

quick-release extension pole when you're

working on ceilings or other difficult

to reach areas and finally when tacking

mold you must protect yourself from mold

spores by wearing the correct gear I

bought these goggles from screw fix and

these two face masks from Travis Perkins

and by using the mask you'll not only

protect yourself from mold spores but

also from inhalation of these sprays and

details of all the tools used in today's

video well as usual be in the

description below the video so wise Enzo

well if you watch my videos regularly

you'll now have a big fan of Zinser bin

shellac primer I'm doing the old video

freezes at the moment showcasing some of

that paints in real-life scenarios and I

was well impressed with a way bin and

perma white combined to block the mold

stains you'll see today so I thought I

just had to share

with you but don't tell my word for it

let me know in the comment section below

if you've had good experiences with

other paints in this scenario and also

just generally what you think of today's

paints step one preparation now mold

forms for a reason it forms when

moisture in the air is deposited on a

cold surface and that means that this

cold surface is damp and this felt wet

to the touch just after I pulled away

the storage unit so if you can't get out

of a dehumidifier for example to remove

the moisture from the wall fantastic or

the very least get a heater in the room

to dry out the wall as much as possible

so you've dried out the surface and

prepared it for painting and the paint's

we use today will prevent that mold

coming back through in the future but

speaking of the future you want to

prevent new mold forming down the line

and to do that you've got to tackle the

sources of the mold in the first place

which in my case were bad air

circulation and dump I did a video

comprehensively dealing with all this a

couple of weeks ago and a link to that

is coming up on the screen now so all

surfaces wants to be clean dry and free

from anything that will lessen the

adhesion of the paint when you can

remove all loose and failing skills with

a stiff bristle brush to a sound edge

and feather those sound edges with a

fine grade abrasive sandpaper I'm using

120 grit here then give the surface a

really good claims of scissors Universal

degreaser and cleaner make sure that

unlike me you use your rubber gloves

here and rinse thoroughly to remove any

residue with a dehumidifier running for

a couple of hours on a good wash down

with the degreaser and cleaner and the

wall is already looking so much better

next is time to treat all mold affected

areas with Zinser mold killer and

remover we spray the mold killer

directly onto the surface and leave it

to dry before painting it's a good idea

at this stage to fill any cracks or

surface defects with a suitable filler

in my case this involved a two-part wood

filler on the skirting board and a

gypsum-based wall filler on a few

surface defects

you wanna lay these to set and again rub

them down with a fine grade abrasive

sandpaper removing all dust with a

vacuum and these HEPA filter bags I

always use in my Henry give me the best

possible chance of retaining any harmful

dust inside the vacuum and then the

finishing flourish here was to recaulk

the skirting board okay so we're on to

the all-important priming stage and for

this we're going to be using Zinser pin

now this paint has replaced all other

primers I use on my youtube channel so

let's find out a little bit more about

what makes this paint so unique for a

start it's a shellac based primer sealer

and stain killer it offers unparalleled

adhesion to glossy services including

glass without the need for scuff sanding

and block stubborn and persistent stains

it seals porous surfaces even sealing

bleeding knots water stains fungal

degradation nicotine oil stains marker

pens I could go on it also blocks every

kind of odor from smoke and fire damage

to odors from pets and nicotine when

dried is non-toxic and hypoallergenic

perfect for interior ceilings walls

doors and also spot priming on exterior

metal trims PVC and wood what's perhaps

most remarkable about this paint is it's

dry in 15 minutes and our eco tubulin 45

which means you can get so much more

painting done during the day and finally

it's tinterval

- mid-tone colors as I've only got a

small area to paint I'm using my mini

four and a half inch roller to prime all

stained bare and filled areas with one

coat of BI n for larger areas you might

want to consider using a nine inch

roller and you should allow 45 minutes

drawing time in normal conditions and I

also took this opportunity to prime the

skirting boards and the cupboard that

houses the washing machine and tumble

dryer that I made several years earlier

out of scrap wood and even with just

this primer coat the transformation from

what we had a few moments ago is

dramatic now whilst the sins of the

official line is that you can spot prime

my advice to you would be to paint the

entire wall wherever possible this paint

is so quick drying it's tempting to

apply more than one coat and in this

situation I had a little bit of a line

between the primed area and the rest of


which I felt I needed feather so that it

wasn't obvious when I applied the top


now now some of this being a shellac

based paint is you're going to need to

use lenses own brush cleaner or

alternatively methylated spirits however

I don't see this as being a massive

issue because if anything the paintbrush

with the shellac paint on is I think

easier to clean than your typical

solvent based oil-based paint what I

tend to do is get as much of the paint

off as I can using a bit of kitchen roll

I then have two jars I tend to have a

clean jar with some brush cleaner in it

and then an old jar with a lid on which

has historic brush cleaner and I clean

off the majority of the paint in the old

jar again get the brush a good wipe with

a kitchen roll give it a final rinse in

the jar of new brush cleaner a quick

rinse under warm water and it's good to

go again I've said what these paint

brushes pubertal paint brushes from the

johnstons decorators Center and I do

find them a little bit bushy for the

more delicate jobs clearly if you're

using a mini roller it's not gonna be as

easy to clean and I have to say when I'm

using a mini roller I tend to after each

application I have a wrapped it in cling

film on the roll if I'm using it again a

couple of days later storing in a cold

place alternatively just store it in a

sealable plastic bag and then throw it

away out to the last application and say

we're onto the final stage of decorating

with two full coats of Zins of perma

white why is this paint so good for this


well it's mod resistant and contains a

biocide which protects against fungal

degradation it bonds to multiple

services such as existing solvent based

or glossy paints flat pane new drywall

cement block and concrete and it's

ideally suited for any area of

persistent high humidity frequent

temperature changes and poor air

circulation it comes in a matte and

satin finish is

touch dry in 30 minutes Rico de belen 2

hours and finally its tin scible and

this is great because I've been able to

get the map version that I'm using

tinted to the Ferren ball color I've got

in my kitchen

and one thing that strikes me when using

this paint is just how impressive the

coverages and with the first coat now

fully dry all the remains is for me to

apply a second coat to the wall so

that's it the jobs complete and with the

help of Zins of BI N and perma white

we've totally transformed a moldy damp

space into a pristine new environment I

really hope you found today's video

useful for more information go to

Zinta's website where you'll find a lot

more how-to guides and information on

their products and you can also download

a free pocket guide which has

information on all the paints and how to

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