I’ve become acquainted with Mold. We live in an environment that Mold loves to reside and grow. After some extensive research and chatting with fellow sailors, I pulled up my sleeves and dove right in. Today, I worked on a small locker located in our v-berth.
After scrubbing the mold away with simple green, I dried out with cloth and a heat gun. Then sprayed with an anti-fungal tea tree/water mixture and let dry naturally. Once it is dry, I applied the first coat of Zinnser Mold Paint. Zinnser Mold Killing Primer is a water-based fungicidal protective coating that can be used to paint over and kill all existing mold, mildew, moss, fungi, odor-causing bacteria and any other fungal organisms. So, I’ll learn quickly in this environment if this effort will work. If anything, the locker has a fresh coat of white paint.
I also learned, better yet reminded, that cats are always curious and wet paint will not deter their curious minds.