How to Get Rid of Mold in Your House

Not only is mold unsightly, it’s potentially dangerous.  Typically, mold, as well as mildew, fungus and bacteria, forms due to excess moisture that’s present in the area.  However, there is a way to deal with it.  In this video, we’ll show you how using a mold killing primer can make a world of difference when attempting to get rid of mold in your house.

Here’s a rundown of the tools and materials you’ll need for the project:

  • Mold killing primer (we’re using Zinsser for this demonstration)
  • Paintbrush
  • Paint roller
  • Stirring stick
  • Paint tray
  • Gloves
  • Dropcloth(s)

So what is mold exactly?  It’s actually a type of fungus that is commonly found in areas where there’s a lot of moisture, like bathrooms or areas where there’s been a leak of some sort.  Mold is a living organism and given the right conditions, it can spread quick effectively which is definitely not something you want inside your house.  Mold can have an adverse effect on the air you breath and if not treated properly can be a major health risk.

Here’s the “how to” steps involved with getting rid of mold in your house:

  • Wipe away any slimy material on the surface
  • Paint or “cut-in” the edges with your paintbrush, making sure to paint beyond where the mold exists
  • Using the roller, apply the primer over the larger sections of the surface, covering the area completely
  • Let the primer dry for thirty minutes (recoat if necessary)
  • Paint the primed area with the paint color of your choice
    • TIP: if you’re trying to match an existing paint color, take a small chip from the surface to the hardware store and they’ll help you find a match

For best results, paint your topcoat within three days of applying the mold killing primer.

The beauty of using a mold killing primer is that it continues to fight off mold formation after application so you can rest easy.

 

Not only is mold unsightly, it’s potentially dangerous.  Typically, mold, as well as mildew, fungus and bacteria, forms due to excess moisture that’s present in the area.  However, there is a way to deal with it.  In this video, we’ll show you how using a mold killing primer can make a world of difference when attempting to get rid of mold in your house.

Here’s a rundown of the tools and materials you’ll need for the project:

  • Mold killing primer (we’re using Zinsser for this demonstration)
  • Paintbrush
  • Paint roller
  • Stirring stick
  • Paint tray
  • Gloves
  • Dropcloth(s)

So what is mold exactly?  It’s actually a type of fungus that is commonly found in areas where there’s a lot of moisture, like bathrooms or areas where there’s been a leak of some sort.  Mold is a living organism and given the right conditions, it can spread quick effectively which is definitely not something you want inside your house.  Mold can have an adverse effect on the air you breath and if not treated properly can be a major health risk.

Here’s the “how to” steps involved with getting rid of mold in your house:

  • Wipe away any slimy material on the surface
  • Paint or “cut-in” the edges with your paintbrush, making sure to paint beyond where the mold exists
  • Using the roller, apply the primer over the larger sections of the surface, covering the area completely
  • Let the primer dry for thirty minutes (recoat if necessary)
  • Paint the primed area with the paint color of your choice
    • TIP: if you’re trying to match an existing paint color, take a small chip from the surface to the hardware store and they’ll help you find a match

For best results, paint your topcoat within three days of applying the mold killing primer.

The beauty of using a mold killing primer is that it continues to fight off mold formation after application so you can rest easy.