Glidden Brush Ups: Mildew - Home Decorating & Painting Advice

Glidden Brush Ups: Mildew

Q: What is Mildew?

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

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Q: How do I fix it?

A: Follow these steps and suggestions:
  1. Following the bleach manufacturer's safe handling precautions, scrub the surface with a solution of 1 part household bleach to 3 parts water, then rinse.  
  2. Try to reduce the amount of moisture. In bathrooms, install an exhaust fan, and in basements use a dehumidifier.
  3. In high-traffic areas, use premium latex interior paint for better moisture resistance.

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