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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:43 PM

 

There seems to be some mold? growing on the inside of my outdoor shed

Is there anything I can spray on it to mitigate the damage here? It seems to be happening in the peak of the ceiling.

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Reply There seems to be some mold? growing on the inside of my outdoor shed (Original post)
LaydeeBug Jun 2016 OP
Warpy Jun 2016 #1
LaydeeBug Jun 2016 #2
Warpy Jun 2016 #3
pscot Jun 2016 #4
rusty quoin Jun 2016 #5
flying_wahini Jul 2016 #6

Response to LaydeeBug (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:45 PM

1. Put on a face mask

Scrub off what you can see with a brush, soap and water. Then spray it all down with Clorox. You can then treat with a commercial mold prevention solution, some of them can really retard regrowth.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:46 PM

2. What kind of soap? I heard hydrogen peroxide kills mold, bleach

 

only takes the stain away, but if you bleach it while the spores are still alive, they will just multiply because the spores get warmer with bleach, and thus sexually stimulated.

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Response to LaydeeBug (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:57 PM

3. Clorox kills it stone dead and removes the stain

I used any detergent I had, usually dish soap.

Note the past tense: I live in the desert and no longer have to shave the mildew off the furniture once a week in summer like I did in coastal New England.

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Response to LaydeeBug (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 06:51 PM

4. You need better ventilation

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Response to pscot (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 11:43 PM

5. I vote this one.

 

Install soffit vents or roof or ridge vent or open the doors during part of the day.

You can scrub it with bleach, which is good, but it will come back. All you need is air flow from bottom up, and it's not a big deal. It's good you caught it early.

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Response to LaydeeBug (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 04:41 PM

6. Get some Triple action Consan 20

Use according to instructions. Kills the surface algea here I Houston.

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