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Mold Around Perimeter Of Ceilings

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VanMark

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Hi
I was wondering if there was as a paint that would prevent mold around ceilings edges
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I'd first want to try and figure out why it's forming in the first place.
100% sure it's mold and not just dust collecting because of a lack of insulation over that area causing condensation?
Is it only on the outside walls?
Does the bathroom have a powered vent fan, and is it being used?
Is there a gap under the bathroom door so it can get make up air?
How much insulation is in the attic and what's your location?
 

VanMark

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Its a 1200 sft bungalow probaly built in 1960's There is no mold in bathroom but rest of house its around perimeters of ceilings. I cleaned areas and it doesnt seem to be growing back.Around foot of insulation in attic. Was wondering if there was a brand of paint to use(zinser?) Would hate to repaint ceilings and have problem coming back. House is located in Ontario Canada
Had aluminum soffit installed over wood. Contractor drilled extra holes into soffit area
 

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That would seem to indicate the wall is getting cold and then warm,humid interior air is condensing on the surface in the winter. My guess is that you tend to notice the build up in the spring. Either no insulation in the walls, or perhaps blown in insulation in the walls that has settled. Johnyboy's suggestion is the easiest.
 

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First, make a solution of water, bleach and tsp to clean off and kill the visible mold (many solution recipes online). Then prime with Zinnser Mold Killing primer.

I did all this to the ceiling of my screened in back porch. Haven’t seen any mold since.
 

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Repainting the room is the best option. However, do same treatment to the walls and clean the molds. You can scrape off the affected part with a knife. Then after spray 2 parts bleach with 10 parts water to the affected part. Let the solution dry.
Apply a mold resistant primer and then apply 2 coat of satin soft sheen paint. And you are done.
However, check if the room is not well ventilate and try to keep the humidity under 60. Try your best to keep the room dry either by using dehumidifier or insulating walls.
 

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