We found our home that we just bought has multiple sites of black mold and I have developed mold disease. We have torn out all the drywall and insulation in the whole house and with all the studs exposed we are looking for a primer that will lock in and seal the mold and any other toxic issues.
Does Lime Prime lock and seal mold and if so what is the length of time it will continue to be effective? Thanks for any information you can give me.
Lime Prime is used for that purpose! It remains active for about 6-7 years and after that it is non conducive to mold growth. Meaning, it’s an inorganic mineral lime base that doesn’t feed mold growth. Lime Prime is a high quality primer that will harden drywall mud, directly cover mold stains and provide a strong base for coatings to adhere. It is used on its own for severe mold abatement situations such as basements, flood damage, wineries, property management, hospitals and schools.
Lime Prime is excellent as a super duty drywall primer to harden drywall surfaces and provide a breathable, non flammable surface for future coatings. Instead of using toxic chemical biocides, many builders have turned to Lime Prime to spray on wall cavities and the shell of the building before drywall goes up. This offers the homeowner added protection at a competitive cost. Lime Prime replaces low quality, toxic vinyl acetate primers for drywall, improving wall smoothness, hardness and durability. It is the only of its kind. Zero VOC, mold proof, non flammable, mineral primer that can be painted directly over mold stains.
Lime Prime doesn’t just work when applied. It continues to work, long after it’s coated!
The nice thing about relying on inorganic minerals is that they always remain inorganic minerals. Mold will never want to live on Lime Prime so when it gets old it will always be an inhospitable, non food source for mold. In our experience this has been the best option for mold.
What we usually do in your situation is to prime the wall cavity and the front and back of the drywall before hanging. Anything severe gets two coats. If there are areas that will be constantly exposed to water then sometimes it’s best to coat those with Lime Seal but that must be determined on a case by case basis.
I would suggest trying a pint or gallon and see how it works for you. I’m very sensitive to mold and it has been outstanding for me but everyone is different, so if there is health issues going on, it is important to test first. Lime Prime and Lime Seal together will be the way to go for your project!
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