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  Reply # 685666 13-Sep-2012 16:03 Send private message

Oops Fair Go not Close Up, my mistake

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  Reply # 685667 13-Sep-2012 16:03 Send private message

Resene can add silver to paint if you request it, said to prevent mould.

Ideally you want to seal any new wall lining to prevent mould forming/taking root in the first place. A pigmented sealer painted over the top could help, but it really depends on whether you're interested in hiding it or removing it altogether.

Long term you'd want to remove the mould but also identify why it occurred in the first place and take steps to address any issues such as ventilation, temperature, suitability of wall covering/paint etc.

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  Reply # 685698 13-Sep-2012 16:42 Send private message

KiwiNZShower Domes are terrible, you can end up with huge quantities of water getting between the shower linings, you don't want that, the resultant repair would be very expensive.

That sounds like a poor installation, or mis information. It doesn't match any of the places I've lived in with them fitted (or put in myself).

Properly installed and used they do a great job of reducing condensation, reduces moisture in the home, reduces heating costs....... et el...

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  Reply # 685701 13-Sep-2012 16:51 Send private message

oxnsox:
KiwiNZShower Domes are terrible, you can end up with huge quantities of water getting between the shower linings, you don't want that, the resultant repair would be very expensive.

That sounds like a poor installation, or mis information. It doesn't match any of the places I've lived in with them fitted (or put in myself).

Properly installed and used they do a great job of reducing condensation, reduces moisture in the home, reduces heating costs....... et el...


Agree

My one is in a circular corner shower unit. On the top of the shower by the wall are glued plastic slot thingie joiners, sorta like the ones used joining aquapanel. The dome slides into those giving a seal, Slides out for cleaning. The only way water can go behind is if the plastic slot thingies arent sealed. You can do that as an extra if you wish, to be sure. Take circa 3 minutes

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  Reply # 685703 13-Sep-2012 17:00 Send private message

Niel: +1 for last night's Fair Go (?) episode at 7:30. Exit Mould just removes the colour so you don't see it, does nothing to the roots which are well embedded in the gib. They recommend warm soap water, because then you can see where it goes and how much is still left. Otherwise replace the gib.

Some years ago I've painted our bathroom with a mould inhibiting paint. Mould never came back in many, many years. Will see if I can track down the brand, think I got it from Bunnings and was one of the cheaper products as we were on a tight budget. It also killed some insects. This was on a 50 year old ceiling and gib of unknown age without proper wet environment sealer undercoat.


You are probably thinking of Zinsser Paint.

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  Reply # 685704 13-Sep-2012 17:01 Send private message

oxnsox:
KiwiNZShower Domes are terrible, you can end up with huge quantities of water getting between the shower linings, you don't want that, the resultant repair would be very expensive.

That sounds like a poor installation, or mis information. It doesn't match any of the places I've lived in with them fitted (or put in myself).

Properly installed and used they do a great job of reducing condensation, reduces moisture in the home, reduces heating costs....... et el...


+1 Shower domes do an amazing job of keeping the moisture in the shower.



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  Reply # 685747 13-Sep-2012 18:38 Send private message


shower dome seems to be a good idea, lots of positive feedback.. one negative feedback... hmmmmm

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  Reply # 685820 13-Sep-2012 22:44 Send private message

kiwitrc: You are probably thinking of Zinsser Paint.

That's the one, thanks, it is great stuff.  And the principal of the dome is sound, gets moisture to condensate on plastic and drip/run off rather than condensate on the walls/ceiling.




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  Reply # 686614 16-Sep-2012 10:07 Send private message

Bleach doesn't get to the root of the problem, literally!
Mould is a type of fungus and needs to be treated with an anti-fungicide such as borax or vinegar. There is an excellent website below that has tons of information about what it is, the different types and how to treat it. As always prevention is better than cure and if you can stand any negatives such as their look or for some people stuffiness then in your situation a showerdome sounds an excellent idea.

http://blackmold.awardspace.com/prevent-mold.html

Hope this helps

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  Reply # 686616 16-Sep-2012 10:16 Send private message

NZRobin: Bleach doesn't get to the root of the problem, literally!
Mould is a type of fungus and needs to be treated with an anti-fungicide such as borax or vinegar. There is an excellent website below that has tons of information about what it is, the different types and how to treat it. As always prevention is better than cure and if you can stand any negatives such as their look or for some people stuffiness then in your situation a showerdome sounds an excellent idea.

http://blackmold.awardspace.com/prevent-mold.html

Hope this helps

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Yes, Prevention. If you do get rid of 100% of the mould, roots and all, it will come back as it is airborne. Removing moisture/humidity is the long term key.



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  Reply # 686618 16-Sep-2012 10:29 Send private message

NZRobin: Bleach doesn't get to the root of the problem, literally!
Mould is a type of fungus and needs to be treated with an anti-fungicide such as borax or vinegar. There is an excellent website below that has tons of information about what it is, the different types and how to treat it. As always prevention is better than cure and if you can stand any negatives such as their look or for some people stuffiness then in your situation a showerdome sounds an excellent idea.

http://blackmold.awardspace.com/prevent-mold.html

Hope this helps

Robin



Thank you so much for the tip. helps alot 

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  Reply # 686639 16-Sep-2012 12:45 Send private message

Zinsser Paint mentioned earlier con a mould inhibitor. After we painted for about a year it would come out of the paint as little orange drops on the ceiling. It never fell to the ground, just enough to sit on the surface. Eventually it stopped, and I believe this constant presence of inhibitor is what killed the deep roots. Years later we still had no problem. Recommended.




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  Reply # 687807 18-Sep-2012 17:07 Send private message

I find an extractor never "drys" the bathroom out, even if left on overnight. Dehumidifier does the job in a few hours and the towels actually get dry vs just warm and still damp like on a heated towel rail. also am not pushing warmer house air outside in winter.

Fan on for the duration of the shower and afterwards, then flick it off and leave the dehumidifier running takes care of it all in a few hours time.




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  Reply # 687815 18-Sep-2012 17:18 Send private message

Open window for ten mins?

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  Reply # 687856 18-Sep-2012 19:28 Send private message

Open window does nothing to remove condensation over that length of time, it does a lot to make the place cold tho.




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