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Here’s Why Painting Over Mold is Never a Good Idea

 

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When there’s mold present, no one is happy. You’re not happy. Your family isn’t happy. Your guests aren’t happy. Everyone (except for the mold spores) is pretty unhappy. Mold isn’t pretty and it can make your home look and feel very uncomfortable. Not to mention, it can make people very sick when they are exposed to it. And now, you might be trying to figure out a way to get rid of this unsightly visitor. When there’s mold on the walls, one of the solution a lot of people consider is paint. That’s right. Painting over mold is actually a common solution to mold growth, especially when it’s growing on a wall or ceiling. It seems like a quick fix, one that will eliminate the problem. But, if you’ve been thinking about using this method to get rid of the nasty appearance of mold in your home, let us help!

Painting Over Mold May Not Be Helpful

We’ve got three words for you: don’t do it. Seriously, don’t do it! Painting over mold may sound like a great idea in theory. After all, one of the main reasons you want to get rid of mold is because it’s ugly. Even if you and your family don’t feel any mold exposure symptoms, you want the mold to be gone because it doesn’t look good. So, paint seems like an obvious answer, right. It will cover up the ugliness of the moldy walls, presenting you and your guests an acceptable appearance. That’s all you really need, isn’t it? Nope! That’s because, whether you cover it with 5 coats of paint or leave the greenish, blackish growth out there for the world to see, the mold is there. In other words, you haven’t actually solved the problem. Painting over mold doesn’t get rid of the mold; it only covers it.

See, even if you don’t think anyone is getting sick because of the presence of mold, this growth could still be impacting everyone who is exposed to it. You might not feel the effects immediately. But, over time, you could experience illness because of the mold in your home. Your children or pets could eventually show signs of mold-causing sickness. In addition to possible illness, you may also find that painting over mold is only a temporary fix. Mold is alive and will continue to cause problems as long as it is living in your home. You won’t be able to stop it or kill it with a paintbrush. Actually, you might spread the spores by rubbing your paintbrush across them. Also, you can be sure the mold will eventually eat right through the paint. It could also cause discoloration in the walls and make the paint chip and crack.

The Right Way to Fix the Problem

Alright, so, we’ve debunked your last resort. You’ve tried killing the mold with bleach and other household products. You’ve scrubbed and scrubbed and scrubbed some more. But the mold never seemed to disappear. So, you decided to try painting over mold growth in your home. And now, we’ve told you that it’s not such a great idea and it could do more harm than good. You’re probably thinking, “Now what?” Don’t worry; we’ve got a solution for you!

We’ve got one word for you: remediation. Here at A+ Mold Remediation, we specialize in helping people to get rid of their mold problem, once and for all. Our goal is to make sure your home is safe and completely free from the negative effects of excess mold spores. So, if you need help treating a mold problem, just give us a call today!