Mildew Under Wallpaper

Digital ImageSee the dark line under the seam? That’s mildew. When I stripped off the other sheets on this wall, there was a little bit of black mildew scattered about. This wall adjoins the laundry room, so it’s possible that humidity got inside the wall, and caused the mildew. There was no mildew on any of the other walls in the bathroom.

Mold can cause health problems; mildew simply wants to grow through wallpaper and put ugly spots on the surface. It also interferes with adhesion, since it’s powdery.

I used bleach to kill the mildew, and then primed with KILZ, which will seal it and prevent it from growing or showing through the new wallpaper.

Tags: , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: