Black mold in bathroom, how to fix damaged drywall?


Old 03-09-19, 11:46 AM
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Black mold in bathroom, how to fix damaged drywall?

I have been removing the wallpaper from a bathroom and as I was peeling off the section near the edge of the ceiling, I saw some of the ceiling paint bubbling. I scraped some off to find black mold.

I cleaned the mold with a vinegar solution.

My question is what is the next step? Should I paint the damaged area with anti-mold primer or use something like Zinsser Gardz to seal the damaged drywall? Is there a product that does both? Then skim coat?


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Old 03-09-19, 12:34 PM
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Up to you... I would cut it out and replace it. If the front looks like that, the back is probably worse.
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If it feels solid I'd probably coat it with an oil base primer and mud as needed BUT if it feels the least bit soft I'd cut it out like X said.
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