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Condensation Cures?

Postby jlh » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:52 am

We have condensation problems in two bedrooms - black spot mould in the cold spots and corners of the external wall/ceiling, and a build up of moisture on the windows (double glazed with trickle vents). The third bedroom is a small box room and doesn't seem to be affected at all. For a long time, we have periodically cleaned and painted over the affected areas to hide it. Now we’d like to completely redecorate the two bedrooms and buy new furniture, but before we go to the expense of doing so, we'd like to remedy the condensation problem. From research on the Internet, we're aware of mould eradication products and anti fungal sealants and paints etc, but we’ve also seen passifyer dehumidifying vents and whole house ventilation systems. We'd be interested to hear from anyone who has any knowledge or experience of any of these control methods or who can comment on the reliability and success as a condensation cure to help us make a decision. Any advice would be much appreciated.
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Postby SWPainting » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:03 am

All mould inside/out needs to be treated. Fungicide does this just fine however I'd advise giving a days airing as the stuff doesn't smell like roses.

But before you treat the mould you have to know you've fixed the underlying problem. Most condensation issues can be solved by opening your bedroom window for 20 minutes every morning.

A dehumidifier can be used as a precautionary measure to remove any moisture that may still be in the plaster.

It's best to treat these problems as soon as they occur as they can get out of control pretty quick.
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