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Bleach only temporarily kills mold. Peroxide actually kills it. Ozone machines kill it as well. Be very careful to not breathe the spores that rise when you clean mold. Mold is dangerous for your health. Wear a mask and soak it in peroxide first.


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I like 3% hydrogen peroxide to kill mold. It doesn’t stink like bleach and won’t be a problem to seal over once dry.


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Do you need to seal the faces? Not really in the conditions you described. I have worked in a plywood plant and all the product used the same glue. The difference was the quality of veneer and if any holes were plugged , and later filled and sanded. The last step they did spray the edges and put the company logo on the side of the unit. Painting the surface ...


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I have remodeled quite a few Victorians the ones with pine or fur treads were usually stained with a honey or amber colored stain then polyurethane, I used varathane a solvent based poly, I have been told the water based polys are as good but my limited experience with water based was not as good as solvent based. I use very expensive brushes this is the ...


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How you treat the floors will be largely a function of the end finish you want. For example, I would discourage you from simply waxing the surface. Different applications and different looks use different materials and systems. As an example, 40 years ago when I built my house, I used Glitsa products, which as I recall had isocyanates, which require ...


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For a flat roof I wouldn't just apply a primer and paint. That might work with something with a pitch but I am getting from your question it is just a big flat deck area. Meaning there should be some sort of membrane (silicone, rubber, epoxy, there are lots of choices) then a sealant. Sealant in most cases is not made to be walked on so just putting ...


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You really need a sealer. White is chosen to reflect the heat AND this will last longer than black. When we used hot tar on roofs we then painted them silver or white. If we did not do this the tar would end up in puddles. Primers are made to seal wood and wall coverings, not a concrete roof. You need a coating with some “body” that maintains flexibility ...


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