Glidden Brush Ups: Mildew - Home Decorating & Painting Advice

Glidden Brush Ups: Mildew

What is Mildew?

Brown, black or gray spots on paint surface (usually found in corners).  May look something like this:

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How do I fix it?

Following the bleach manufacturers safe handling precautions, scrub the surface with a solution of one part household bleach to three parts water, then rinse. Try to reduce the amount of moisture. In bathrooms, install an exhaust fan, and in basements use a dehumidifier. In high-traffic areas, use premium latex interior paint.