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Can I paint over mold?

Always
3%
In most cases
4%
In some cases
11%
Never
80%
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Question: Can I paint over mold?
Top Answer (80% of 187 votes): Never.

Answer: Always
Explanation: Yes bleeh and kilz
Jefferson painting
Answer: Never
Explanation: Mold must be treated by a professional.
Design Refresh Stage, LLC
Answer: Never
Explanation: have to prime first
zavala painting
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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
Answer: Never
Explanation: Most paint waterbased feeds the mold
Margate mold removal inc
ProMatcher
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
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: No, you should remove the mold if possible, if its not possible then there is prducts you can buy to treat the mold..
Wunderlin Painting LLC.
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Never
Explanation: Never mold needs to be removed prior to painting.
Action Painting and Handyman
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Never
Explanation: never mold is a live organism. you should hire someone to remove it and prime the area and painted your self. If you want to do it your self, it might be changing and your insurance might go up if they know.
Avanti Painting Inc.
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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
Answer: Never
Explanation: It is till there.... you have to reove source of problem and mold.
North State Inspections
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Never
Explanation: You should remove mold with a mild bleach solution.Mold is very resilient and will return,the mold may cause the paint to peel.
All Pro Brush Painting
ProMatcher
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
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: It is always best to remove areas that have mold. However if it is just a small area of tiny blck dots (surface mold) use bleach to clean and use a stain blocking primer (shellac based is strongest)
American Patch and Paint Co.
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Never
Explanation: Paint doesnt kill the mold, the mold has to be removed.
Whitt Homes and Improvements Inc
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Never
Explanation: No. Depending on the material affected by the mold it should either be removed or cleaned prior to painting.
Blue Sky Inspection
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Never
Explanation: Paint will not kill mold or prevent it from spreading. The proper procedure would be to remove or replace the affected material and if that is not possible, then clean and sanitize the area. After cleaning, dry the area and then apply an anti-microbial encapsulant if there are areas that could not be cleaned, mold staining exists or there is a chance that the area will be exposed to moisture again in the future.
NTX Enviro
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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
Answer: Never
Explanation: You cannot paint over mold. You must first clean the area with mold eliminator or the mold will stop adhesion of the paint & bleed through.
Cantu's Painting Service
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Never
Explanation: Always clean and prime over.
Chris Finstad Painting
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Never
Explanation: first treat mold with mild bleach olution or some of the great products available today
INNOVATIVE PAINT PROS
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Never
Explanation: it needs to be treated prior to the proper coating
Mid America Property Service
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Never
Explanation: It is recommended to remove mold or hire a professional mold remover company
Pro Brush Painting
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Never
Explanation: You will trap mold underneath the paint. Not recommended.
RITZ PAINTING
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Never
Explanation: If you paint over mold, odds are the mold will bleed through and increase.
Relux Construction LLC
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Never
Explanation: You have to get rid of the mold before painting anything. Bleach water will usually get rid of it.
R&L Quality Painting
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Never
Explanation: Painting over mold just incapsulayes the spores and allows the mold to multiply. It will always show through unless properly cleaned and area is sealed with a primer first
Bushco Contracting
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Never
Explanation: Over mold that destroys that very paint? Yet.. yeah, I can, but why would I?
ArtsWorks
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Never
Explanation: Mold has to be removed.
Advanced Fence Construction, LLC
ProMatcher
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.
db Designs
Answer: Never
Explanation: Not recommended
Mallett Pro Wash
ProMatcher
Answer: Never
Explanation: Mold needs to be removed.
Temple Painting
Answer: Never
Explanation: Have to threat the mold first by killing it with bleach or mold killer from home depot
Skyline Painting and Drywall
Answer: Never
Explanation: Never paint over mold. I will just come thru. Some mold colonies like paint and will grow.
JCs Environmental Technologies
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: If you clean the surface and make sure you use a sealing primer
A & H PROPERTIES
Answer: Never
Explanation: You have to thoroughly rid the surface of mold before painting over the contaminated area.
Kitchen Remodeling Chicago
Answer: Never
Explanation: You should not paint over mold because it will just eat through the new paint and show up again. Clean up the mold before you paint. Mold grows into the sheet rock or wood so the mold must be either cleaned with a biocide or removed. Removal is always the best solution.
Jose Tech Inspection
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