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First, read through the EPA site on mold. If you look carefully, you will not find an EPA recommended product. Spores can be removed with detergent and water. Spores can be killed with bleach and other disinfectants (biocides), but the EPA says: The use of a chemical or biocide that kills organisms such as mold (chlorine bleach, for ...
Very simple, don't waste $$$ on fancy primers. For new drywall, do not use high hiding or shellac based primers. Use PVA sealer/primer. Amen! See my other answers on primers and sealers.
BIN primer I am guessing this is for a bathroom. Always good to get a good primer but the top coat of paint is way more important. Sherman-Williams makes a Bath Paint(?). It has a 5 year warranty for mold/mildew. I am sure there are many other similar kinds but this is what I have used. Also if you want moisture out of your walls, high-gloss is the ...
Any quality primer with mold/mildew resistance.
The foul smell is from the volatile organic compounds in the paint decaying. Could very well have mold spores living in it. Whatever you are smelling its going straight into your lungs because smells are particular. If it was me I would get rid of it like it was a plague. My suggestion is get a heavy duty respirator with the proper filters and a boat load of ...
Kinda hard to follow exactly what is happening there, but here are a few thoughts. First of all, the source of the water must be addressed first. If in fact it is coming from a window, then the window must be fixed, sealed or otherwise stop the leak. Am I correct assuming the leak is coming from outdoors? Second, any water under a floor is a problem. ...
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