I’m new here, just posted my introduction and would appreciate your opinions on my DIY attempt at eliminating mould and repainting a bathroom. I hope I’ve posted this in the right section.
The bathroom is tiny, in a single story flat roofed 1970’s extension to our terraced house.
So for starters, it’s got 3 exposed, uninsulated walls hence it develops mould on the walls and ceiling in parts at an annoying rate.
I’ve fitted a Kair heat recovery ventilator, which has helped a lot over a conventional fan, but it still gets mouldy.
I’ve steamed and scraped off all the wall and ceiling paint, because a lot of it had peeled and gone that dried mud craze look, and there were a lot of thin plaster cracks that need better filling. Bit bonkers I know, and it did take me 2 days, but I now am back to at least a clean mould free start, which I plan to treat following the advice from Zinsser as follows:
Sand down (after patch repairing some blown plaster)
Clean and treat with blackfriars anti mould solution
Fill small cracks etc with Prestonet interior filler
Sand and clean for final finish
Spot prime fill areas with BIn 123+
Prime all walls and ceiling with Bin 123+
Finish with 2 coats of zinsser Perma White (tinted)
I know this is an expensive way of doing it but I’m hoping this will solve a lot of problems I’ve had with not only mould but odd crazed and peeling areas. Of course a once a year freshen up coat should help I guess.
The Perma White is a bit restrictive on colour, but there is one pastel blue that looks close to what we want, and I can compare to a swatch I have that includes the BS colours that Perma White is available in.
I’m not entirely sure I’ve picked the right filler, as I need it to be a bit flexible so that the small cracks don’t re-appear as they have done using cheap Wickes filler in the past (sorry, I know that’s offensive !)
So I’d be grateful for any wisdom, recommendations for other products etc from you guys that know much better than me.
Am I being a bit too extreme here, and do the zinsser products I’m hoping to use actually work, or should I being doing something else to ensure a better and more long lasting finish ?