How to do Basic Home Repairs : How to Kill Mold Before Painting for Home Improvement

How to do Basic Home Repairs : How to Kill Mold Before Painting for Home Improvement


When you’re painting over mold or stains
on your walls or ceilings, it’s important to kill the mold and to seal in the stain.
So the first thing you want to do if it is mold is to kill it with a solution of bleach
and some water. And it’s pretty straightforward really. you definitely want to moisten all
of the area, but you don’t want to saturate it.

18 thoughts on “How to do Basic Home Repairs : How to Kill Mold Before Painting for Home Improvement

  1. Where did you ever come up with this BLEACH is a thing of the past dude. Ever hear of a respirator? Got one? The common approach for the professional is to (wearing PPE) remove the contaminated drywall and allowing it to dry then replace it and texture it. If you post another one of these maybe you should get some training first. Misinforming people could put someone in the hospital.

  2. So many people try to say that bleach don't kill mold. I work in construction and thats what we use to kill mold on sheetrock if it got wet durring contstruction. It does work. You can litteraly watch it kill the mold. Bleach is awesome.

  3. I know this comment is kinda late. But someone just commented on an old post of mine too. But they say bleach dont kill mold because it will mess with the mold removing industry. People would spend less money on buying over expensive solutions, and go to the store and buy something easy and cheap. People dont understand that if you soak mold in bleach for a few minutes and then wipe it away, its gone. They're idiots.

  4. Borax or a commercial product called 'Concrobrium Mold Control' will do the trick in not only removing the mold but killing the spore roots and encapsulating, preventing further growth. Check at your local Home Improvement Center.

  5. @song110beforgiving you sound dumb, and it is kinda rocket science obviously for you. bleach doesn NOT kill mold, it bleaches it.. as in the color. BAKING SODA people. scrub the patch w/ baking soda and warm water. baking soda kills mold. BAM

  6. this guy has now spread the mold to other surfaces. he has cross contaminated his place. prolly not going to be a big deal, but I would not fallow these instructions. best way to remove mold is to remove the source.

  7. Do you need to wear a mask for black mold? The reason I ask is winter is here and I am having trouble already with this mold.

  8. Ah, for the love of peace….BLEACH DOES NOT KILL MOLD!!

    Did you know that using bleach on mold does not kill the mold
    membrane, it only causes mold to retreat deeper into the surface, then the mold returns, can actually feast on the bleach for FOOD, multiplies and returns with a vengeance?

    White vinegar and baking soda are successful in killing mold. Also- wear PPE when removing mold! Use an N95 mask, 1-2 pair of gloves, protective glasses and work clothes you may want to trash afterward. Pull your hair back and cover it.

    https://www.servicemasterrestore.com/blog/mold-damage/mold-myths-will-vinegar-kill-mold

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