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In most cases
4%
In some cases
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Question: Can I paint over mold?
Top Answer (79% of 203 votes): Never.

Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Mold mitigation depends on many factors. In most cases we hire a mold mitigation specialist to consult with.
jdspaintingllc
Answer: Never
Explanation: Not without killing the mold and removing it first.
Planet perfect painting maintenance and repair
Answer: Never
Explanation: Painting over mold and mildew doesn't kill it, just covers it for a little while, usually just before it returns with a vengeance!
Clark's Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: Never
Explanation: Mold needs to be mitigated or it continues to grow and cause damage
Grand View Painting
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: IF the surface is treated and the mold is dead.
Mountain View Inspection Services
Answer: Never
Explanation: Remove mold first.
Vico Home Inspection
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: If you don't care to use mold killer first
AK Reliable Construction Company inc.
Answer: Always
Explanation: Yes bleeh and kilz
Jefferson painting
Answer: Never
Explanation: Mold must be treated by a professional.
Design Refresh Stage, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Never
Explanation: It is important to remove the mold as much as possible and prep as it gives the mold resistant paint/primer a fighting chance to do its job adequately. Ultimately leaving a better quality and durable paint job. If these measures are not taken, the paint application will fail sooner than later
New Image Painting
Answer: Never
Explanation: Always remove first.
Ed Venegas Home Improvements
Answer: Never
Explanation: Never paint over mold it would just continue to grow and rot the surface below with an old must be removed
efficiency resolutions
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: Yes you can paint over it, however the mold will typically eat through the paint and return.
Stabilize, Inc.
Answer: Never
Explanation: clean with bleach let dry lightly sand prime with oil base primer only then finish paint
MIRACLE MAN PAINTING
Answer: Never
Explanation: Mold cannot be painted over
RPS
ProMatcher
Answer: Never
Explanation: You need to clean the mold with a TSP and bleach solution and then prime with a mold killing and mold prohibiting primer. The bleach usually kills all the mold in a few days.
Paint Works of Texas
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Yes, you can do it. But, paint is mold food. So all you are doing is feeding the mold.
Quality Environmental
Answer: Never
Explanation: You must clean the mold before you paint over it. If there is a moisture problem it will just bleed through again. Even whe using paints that claim they lock the moisture in it can still bleeed through
Honest Home Inspections & Milwaukee Mold Inspector
ProMatcher
Answer: Never
Explanation: It is ideal to remove mold damaged drywall, however if mold is minor, can be cleaned before priming and painting.
Down Under Faux
Answer: Never
Explanation: In cases of mold I would not paint over it. Treat and get rid of the mold allow to completely and thoroughly dry
Laurie’s Painting
Answer: Never
Explanation: Don't do it. Mold will bleed through. Deal with mold before painting.
Misija construction
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: But I wouldn't recommend it. Mold is caused by moisture which can become deadly if left untreated. If moisture is removed and mold dried out completely you can use killz which is specific for mold. Then it may be safe to paint over it
Exact painting LLC,
Answer: Never
Explanation: Never
Ben's painters
Answer: Never
Explanation: You should clean surface of all mold, dirt, and grime before paint.
Henson Coatings and Construction
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: If it is only on the paint side you can clean it, killz paint it, prime it, and paint it.
ATX Residential Construction
Answer: Never
Explanation: They mold has to be removed first it is hazardous to your health
All-Pro Painting
Answer: Never
Explanation: It will bleed through and will not look good.
Royalty Home Solutions, Inc
ProMatcher
Answer: Never
Explanation: Always, Always clean the surface of mold with bleach or find the source of the mold and replace the wall board.
Patric's custom painting
Answer: Always
Explanation: You can always paint over mold lol. NEVER PAINT OVER MOLD!
Worsley Inspections LLC
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Depends on type of mold. We clean and kill the mold first.
popes painting
ProMatcher
Answer: Never
Explanation: It will,grow back
Bogue Art Studios
Answer: Never
Explanation: You always want to have a clean, dry surface to apply your material to. The mold will continue to grow behind the coat.
S. Williams Painting
Answer: Always
Explanation: Yes, you can paint over mold, but its not a good idea, it will not stick, it will fall off. It has to be scrapped or replaced most likly the wood is bad.
Enchanted Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: Never
Explanation: Mold and mildew should always be either bleached/killed or removed/cut out.
BK Design Associates
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: If proper prep and materials are used
Coatings by Chris
Answer: Never
Explanation: Always use a bleach and mildew mix. Never just bleach.
Scott's Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: Never
Explanation: Never paint over mold as it will just keep growing. Just like rust you must remove it in order to stop it.
Colorado Concrete
Answer: Never
Explanation: It should be removed before paint or any other product is applied tot he surface.
Contractors Corp.
Answer: Never
Explanation: You can not paint over mold because it will be easily fade if you paint over it.
Nopenmural
ProMatcher
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: I wouldnt recomend it.
Anthony Shelton Painting
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: If its on the surface of the drywall. Yes after you use a mold remover to get rid of it, but if its in the drywall then you have to replace the drywall.
Complete Home Painting, LLC
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Certain types of mold should always be removed but in some mild cases, there are special primers (KILLZ in particular) that can cover and treat mold before painting.
Johnnyfin Paints
ProMatcher
Answer: Never
Explanation: Always use proper procedures when dealing with mold. Mold killer scrsp and or bleach water
A&B Painting
Answer: Never
Explanation: Always remove mold with bleach and water prior to painting.
Schwendler Painting Services
Answer: Never
Explanation: Mold should be brought to the attention to the customer if it is more than what bleach could handle.
DelFavero Decorating Service LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Never
Explanation: Mold must be removed, remediated professionally, primed and then painted.
Pro Painting & Design
Answer: Never
Explanation: You should never paint over mold. On a non-porous surface, remove the mold with cleaning materials. On porous surfaces, you must remove the top layer of mold containing material before you paint. For wood, remove the top layer of mold containing wood by using a wire brush or grinder with large grit -- always try and minimize the small particles spread into the air.
Texas Mold Consultants
Answer: Never
Explanation: The mold should be cleaned up first.
Painter's Touch
ProMatcher
Answer: Never
Explanation: Can you paint over a flower?
House and Home Inspection Services
Answer: Never
Explanation: NO! Never paint over existing Visible Fungal Growth. A sealant may be used on some surfaces but only once "aggressively bio cleaned" and samples are collected afterwards and analyzed by an accredited lab to prove "Clearance of Fungal Contamination" from the surface using direct Microscopic Examination.
SafeHouse Solutions, LLC
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Mold killing primer
K&C Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: If u wash it and kill it and use mmr
jh cleaning
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: You can but it just hides the problem rather then fixing it
CPL painting and repair service
Answer: Always
Explanation: You can paint over it. However, the paint will start to bubble and peal off.
Total Check-Up Inspections
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Needs to be removed and primed
East coast agencies llc
Answer: Always
Explanation: Only if it's been bleached first then primed with a stain blocker oil base paint
Alpine home repairs
Answer: Never
Explanation: if it not a mold encapsulant then no. Mold should always be removed before you paint or cleaned and a Mold Resistant Paint Used.
Abatement Resource Incorporated
ProMatcher
Answer: Never
Explanation: Mold with grow through the porous molecules of the paint. All mold must be removed properly prior to applying the primer or paint.
Your buddy at the beach LLC
Answer: Never
Explanation: Mold must be killed first, otherwise it will continue to grow through fresh paint.
Precision Painting and Faux Finishing
Answer: Never
Explanation: Not without removing it first
B&JS painting
ProMatcher
Answer: Never
Explanation: Painting over mold does not solve the problem or remove the hazard.
Rightway Residential Home Inspections
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Mold needs to be professionally removed before applying paint or a pain t mixture
Rick Skeens Professional Painting Company
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: It is recommended to replace molded material when it is possible,but if you can't replace, you will have to paint with a mold and fungicide primer.
Crafty Carpenter
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Killz is a great product for this issue....washing with bleach before painting is a must.
Seamingly Straight Inc
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Remove then use kilz
Saul Reyes Contracting.
Answer: Never
Explanation: You must first get rid of the mold. The paint will not stick properly on the mold
Innovative Finishes
ProMatcher
Answer: Never
Explanation: No.
Karoll Julian Inc.
Answer: Never
Explanation: We recommend always testing V mold for toxins through a mold inspector who will send swab Lift-Off samples to a lab. The lab will report back to the mold inspector the type of mold and its toxins. We never recommend painting over mold as this does not remove the hypha which is the root of mold that can spread even through paint and behind walls affecting the building materials and health of your home.
permanently closed
Answer: Never
Explanation: No, all mold and mildew must be removed before painting the house. The best way to do this is by power washing and using bleach, which will kill mold and mildew. Understand paint will not adhere to mold.
Vivid Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: Never
Explanation: Paint will not kill or resolve the mold problem
Medical Mold Relief LLC
Answer: Never
Explanation: mold will grow thow and be nerly imposible to remove you my soda blast
Artios Painting 309 788 9432
Answer: Never
Explanation: Must use bleach to destroy the mold first. Use 1/4 bleach to 3/4 quarters water
M & R Painting Solutions LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Never
Explanation: No, painting over mold will not get rid of it. It can make it worse.
Accent American Inc
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Don't try painting over mold. Use bleach to get rid of it first. Make sure the entire area is completely dry. Then use a special anti mold paint
A Balance Home Inspection
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: We never recommend painting over mold, though, not even with anti-mold paint. That type of paint will resist the development of mold if applied to a clean, mold-free surface. However, it will not kill mold already on the surface, at least not completely. Many professionals have recommended cleaning with bleach and then using a sealer prior to painting over the affected area.
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