Plain Ol’ Mold

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.

 

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Before

 

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After

 

I also learned, better yet reminded, that cats are always curious and wet paint will not deter their curious minds.

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