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Friday, March 04, 2011

Stain and Mildew Tip

Mildew and stains are important factors to protect your home from getting. It's also one of the most important steps you can take before painting any walls in your home, to protect them.

To remove either one of these problems is going to take a little hard work, but the benefits will pay off. And will ensure bright colors that will last longer.

The start of the project is to check for any mold or mildew stains. Then locate the source of the problem to prevent it from re-occurring.

If you have located either of these here is your first part tip. Mix three parts water to one part laundry bleach into a plastic bucket. Always wear eye protection and gloves, the orders can be irritating to your eyes as well as your skin.

Take a sponge and hold it on the mildew or mold stain. Let it dry then reapply the bleach water again, in the same manner, until the spot disappears.

The last step is to use fresh water to rinse off the bleach water, let your wall completely dry, and prime your wall and you are then ready to paint.

If you have a tip share it with me here.