How to Remove Moldy Drywall
Use a utility knife to cut out any section of drywall with mold on it. You should make sure to cut out an area that covers at least two of the wooden beams behind the drywall. This is so you’ll be able to properly attach the replacement section of drywall onto the two beams.Next you’ll need to cut out a section of new drywall to replace the drywall you just removed. Use a tape measure to measure out the length and width of the new section of drywall that you’ll need so that it will fit properly. Then use the utility knife to cut out the section of new drywall.Make sure that the new drywall fits snugly in place and then use drywall screws to attach it to the wooden beams. After this you should apply joint compound (also called drywall compound or mud) and then leave it to dry. Once you’ve left it for 24 hours you can then sand the joint compound down to smooth it out. You can also then paint the drywall if you like.It’s a good idea to Heppa Vacuum the room as well to remove any mold stirred up during the process. If you you have access to a air scrubber use it Create a negative press area by closing all room gaps setting the air scrubber inside the room to exit the exhaust to the outdoors. You can read the air scrubbed manual is a simple procedure and effective
Mold on Painted Drywall
If you find mold on drywall that is painted or primed then the good news is you shouldn’t have to remove the drywall. This is because the mold should be just on the surface and shouldn’t have penetrated into the drywall itself.Wipe or scrub the mold away using a cleaning product or mold killing solution.
DO NOT USE BLEACH TO CLEAN MOLD IN DRYWALL BLEACH ONLY WORKS ON NON POROUS SURFACES