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    • someanonbloke
    • By someanonbloke 20th Mar 17, 2:23 PM
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    Mould around window areas
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    • 20th Mar 17, 2:23 PM
    Mould around window areas 20th Mar 17 at 2:23 PM
    Hi, I've got a chronic mould problem in one of my rooms.

    In certain areas the mould has gotten underneath the wallpaper which results in the wallpaper coming off easily.

    I was initially just going to sand over and bleach the mouldy areas but I think the whole area needs treatment.

    Given the extent of the mould, does the whole room need stripping and replastering? Cheers.

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    Last edited by someanonbloke; 20-03-2017 at 2:27 PM.
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    • imho
    • By imho 20th Mar 17, 2:39 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 2:39 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 2:39 PM
    You need to fix the mould problem first.

    I couldn't access your pictures maybe a fault my end.
    • MissTasmanian
    • By MissTasmanian 20th Mar 17, 2:46 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 2:46 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 2:46 PM
    I couldn't see the pictures either, but I'd be amazed if you'd need to replaster a whole room because of mould.
    • someanonbloke
    • By someanonbloke 20th Mar 17, 3:03 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 3:03 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 3:03 PM
    I tried 3 image hosting sites and every time I tried to paste the image onto the thread it failed, which is why I just posted the links to an image hosting website. I can't see why you can't see the images - when I click through from MSE, I can see them fine.
    • shortcrust
    • By shortcrust 20th Mar 17, 3:25 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 3:25 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 3:25 PM
    I tried 3 image hosting sites and every time I tried to paste the image onto the thread it failed, which is why I just posted the links to an image hosting website. I can't see why you can't see the images - when I click through from MSE, I can see them fine.
    Originally posted by someanonbloke
    I get this:

    You cannot access this album

    This album is no longer shared with you.
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    • MissTasmanian
    • By MissTasmanian 20th Mar 17, 6:03 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 6:03 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 6:03 PM
    Try Imgur.
    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 20th Mar 17, 7:35 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 7:35 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 7:35 PM
    I tried 3 image hosting sites and every time I tried to paste the image onto the thread it failed, which is why I just posted the links to an image hosting website. I can't see why you can't see the images - when I click through from MSE, I can see them fine.
    Originally posted by someanonbloke
    You might need to agree for the pictures to be viewed publicly. You can see them because you are logged in.

    • Grenage
    • By Grenage 21st Mar 17, 10:01 AM
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    • 21st Mar 17, 10:01 AM
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    • 21st Mar 17, 10:01 AM
    Replastering will not help.

    Is the room north-facing?
    Is the room heated?
    Is the room ventilated?
    Do the walls feel damp to the touch?

    It is not uncommon to get a little bit of mould around window reveals, especially if there is excessive moisture in the air. The walls around the windows are colder, so water will condense there (and on windows) before anywhere else.
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