First, Happy Passover ! Have a thoughtful Good Friday! Have a blessed
Thank You, Lord, for caring about us.
the moldy wall project has grown into a government mouse ( an elephant
by the time all the specs and regulations were included )
I put in a window fan to keep moisture down and vent the kitchen when I
cook, so should solve the problem that led to the mold in the first
place. I will insulate the bump-out on the garage side with styrofoam
panels when I can get to it.
I had it all clean, ready to paint, and decided to remove the wallpaper
border at chair height because it's behind things and is never seen -
and it might harbor Mold.
I steamed it off, and the paint bubbles in spots. hmmmmm...wetness? I
pulled the very thick layer of stretchy latex off a bit, and found they
had painted OVER a
layer of wallpaper. A 60's pattern that went well with coppertome
appliances. I want 5 minutes in a locked room with Mr. Handyman!!
So, it's at least one heat gun day, scrape off the paint and get the
wallpaper off. Behind it is a nice, hard coat of yellow oil based
paint. Prob the original.
THEN I will paint it..or maybe not. If it's a good, solid paint job, I
will seal it with poly coat and just sponge paint a nice green that I
have in the
places it can be seen. Projects go thru many changes.