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 Mouldy walls
Topic Originator: bournetobeapar  
Date:   Sun 3 Sep 18:27

I've just taken wallpaper off my walls and discovered mould on 1 of the walls. Can anyone give me the name or number of someone who could treat this?
Any help would be appreciated.

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 Re: Mouldy walls
Topic Originator: aaaaaaaaaargh  
Date:   Sun 3 Sep 19:24

I'm not an expert, but I have had mould on walls in the past and it has always been from condensation (not from damp within the wall). I just cleaned it up using an anti-mould spray (not the nicest product in the world) which stops mould from forming again for a while, then tried to improve air circulation in that area by moving furniture a bit.

I think improving the wall insulation is the best option for condensation, but that wasn't possible for me.

If it is damp within the wall then I have no idea, but I'm sure other people will know!
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 Re: Mouldy walls
Topic Originator: dafc  
Date:   Sun 3 Sep 21:43

If it's dampness contact Richardson and Starling, a Kirkcaldy contractor specialist.
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 Re: Mouldy walls
Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Sun 3 Sep 22:11

Had this problem in a house in Dalgety bay. Leave your windows open in room affected. Not ideal but helped.
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 Re: Mouldy walls
Topic Originator: Hummingbird Harry  
Date:   Sun 3 Sep 23:04

We had it too, boy came round to look stir and he said thinks like hanging the washing up and not opening a window doesn't help, moisture just gets trapped in the walls. Regularly open the windows now and not had any bother since
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 Re: Mouldy walls
Topic Originator: dover par  
Date:   Mon 4 Sep 12:26

As has been said best to get a damp survey done, could save you a lot of cash and work in the long run.

"Pressure is something you feel when you don't know what the hell you're doing."
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 Re: Mouldy walls
Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Mon 4 Sep 12:56

Our house was built back in 1895, had Richardson and Starling put in a damp proof course about 15 years ago. We have alway had an occasional problem with moisture on the walls in the spare room. Its rarely used and not very well ventilated. Fine in summer but in the winter the walls can get a bit condensation on them, and sometimes black mould in areas that have got furniture near the walls. I use a spray to wipe this down a couple of times over the winter which does the trick. Every couple of years I give it a paint with Ronseal Anti Mould paint which does the trick. I see they have also brought out an Anti Condensation Paint now too. Probably worth getting it checked out by a specialist, but if its just caused by condensation then pretty easy to deal with yourself
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 Re: Mouldy walls
Topic Originator: wetherby  
Date:   Mon 4 Sep 18:32

Try washing off with water/ bleach mix - just spent the morning doing this. Careful if it's wallpaper rather than paint on the walls though.
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 Re: Mouldy walls
Topic Originator: onlytakes  
Date:   Tue 5 Sep 09:09

Check the trickle vents in your windows are open.
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 Re: Mouldy walls
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Tue 5 Sep 12:11

You can buy moisture traps in Poundland (and similar type shops) - effective if you have a minor problem.

Be very careful when disposing of used container after moisture has collected, the chemical crystals are caustic.
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 Re: Mouldy walls
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Tue 5 Sep 12:31

^^^^
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 Re: Mouldy walls
Topic Originator: cheshire par  
Date:   Tue 5 Sep 19:17

If it's just surface mould due to condensation/poor circulation, then bleach does as well, if not better, than most products.
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 Re: Mouldy walls
Topic Originator: bournetobeapar  
Date:   Wed 6 Sep 21:19

Thanks all, scrubbed the mould with bleach solution and opened the windows, lets see how that comes along.

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