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 Post subject: Artex and mold
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:22 am 
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I have a ceiling to look at which has a textured Artex ceiling with mold in it.

It's easy enough to apply some mold cleaner but getting it off is going to be tricky.

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car wash type sponge and plenty of clean water.

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Yeah thx. I was hoping for someone to tell me about this amazing product that you spray on and don't need to wipe off, just a hoover up or something...... guess I'm over reaching


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SFAIA no such magic solution exists.

I take it you are stain blocking after washing off the mould ?

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Well I'm looking at the Zinsser system which is mold remover then BIN.

Ronseal do a spray I like the sound of followed by a anti mold paint, that's as far as I've got.


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The anti mould paint will stop - delay rather - the appearance of new mould, but I am not sure it does very much for stopping existing mould :-( Which is of no help to you (I know you know) as you have to clean the stuff already there. And after all this you got to allow time for the fecking artex to dry before you can paint it.



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OchAye wrote:
The anti mould paint will stop - delay rather - the appearance of new mould, but I am not sure it does very much for stopping existing mould :-( Which is of no help to you (I know you know) as you have to clean the stuff already there. And after all this you got to allow time for the fecking artex to dry before you can paint it.


Yep it's more about regrowth, there's always permawhite.


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I had a similar problem on a textured ceiling. I used Astonish mould and mildew remover. I sprayed it all over the affected area, left it for about 5 mins, and rinsed it off. When I started to rinse it off I used a sponge but it kept catching on the artex so I changed that to a long-pile roller dunked in a scuttle of clean water. I had to go over it a few times but the whole process took less than 30 minutes. I couldn't see if I had rinsed it all off so I sniffed (!) the area and couldn't smell any of the "bleachy" smell so I assumed it was. I padded the ceiling dry with some dry rags, had a cup of tea, and then painted it as normal. No need for stain block as the Astonish removed it all. That was a couple of years ago and I have been back to the house for other jobs since and the mould hasn't come back. The Astonish might not be easy to use if you have a large area to do, unless you buy a few bottles and tip it into a larger sprayer like one of those garden sprayers. Also, make sure you are wearing goggles and don't inhale it. I wore goggles, a hat, and wrapped a towel around my mush! It stinks so ventilate the room too! (I have actually painted a wall in my own house after, unknown to me, Mrs d'A had sprayed it with the Astonish stuff and hadn't rinsed it off. At the time I wondered what the bleachy smell was but assumed Mrs d'A was cleaning the bathrooms. There Astonish residue didn't seem to adversely affect the emulsion.)



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The astonish stuff is cheap crap imo. Try detol mould and mildew remover,it’s 4-5 quid a bottle instead of a quid for the cheapo stuff but spray it on black mould and it removes/kills it without scrubbing and you don’t see any black spots after use.
You need to ventilate the room whilst using as it’s really powerful stuff.

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Cheers guys, thx for the input.

The customer has asthma so I'm trying to reduce the wiff.


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I did some work for a retired industrial chemist who told me not to waste money on these fancy mould remover products, he said thinned bleach is all you need to kill the mould spores.


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ian gibson wrote:
I did some work for a retired industrial chemist who told me not to waste money on these fancy mould remover products, he said thinned bleach is all you need to kill the mould spores.


Makes you wonder...


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ian gibson wrote:
I did some work for a retired industrial chemist who told me not to waste money on these fancy mould remover products, he said thinned bleach is all you need to kill the mould spores.


That's what I use bleach diluted 50/50.

@ OP regardless of which treatment you use, the original cause of the mould must be removed ... whether that be ventilation/damp caused by ??? Otherwise the mould will return sooner or later.

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OchAye wrote:
The anti mould paint will stop - delay rather - the appearance of new mould, but I am not sure it does very much for stopping existing mould :-( Which is of no help to you (I know you know) as you have to clean the stuff already there. And after all this you got to allow time for the fecking artex to dry before you can paint it.



i'm looking into this as well: I have so far read that these paints are not to be trusted. I am afriad it's going to be me up on a ladder with bleach. Uff


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