Did I create a mold hazard by spraying water, dish soap onto drywall to remove bathroom wallpaper?
It's all off now, but a few shallow, quarter-size holes were created in the gypsum due to my scraping. What products should I use to fill holes and seams before I prime and paint with my AFM products?
If you use caution to not saturate the drywall during a removal like this, you will most likely not promote a mold issue. I am all about mold prevention.
- You reside in a state that is mold friendly. Mold dislikes air movement and exposure.
- Make sure your bathroom fan is in use to help move air while showering or bathing.
- There are some excellent products out there that have a humidistat built in that will turn the fan on hands-free when higher relative humidity is sensed.
Repairing the drywall using drywall mud and tape will be fine as long as you have dry drywall.
I am glad that you will be painting the walls in the bathroom. Wallpaper has a way of trapping moisture underneath it and letting mold and mildew grow.
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Read "Is there such a thing as green drywall? If so, what alternatives to conventional drywall do you recommend?" a Q&A answered by Mary Cordaro.