Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Conservatory Day 2


After emptying the new Conservatory space it was time to start on the ceiling. The Conservatory end of this shed has a floor, but the potting end does not. We will be putting a floor on the potting end and re-caulking the roof because we are not completely sure which side this mould is coming from. There is a good possibility that it is coming from the open floor area, but we want to be sure.

So yesterday (and again later today), I set about saturating this mould with a bleach solution. Because it was so heavy, I opted for a roughly 70/30 bleach solution. 

Before: Conservatory ceiling

After: Conservatory ceiling

Before: Potting ceiling

After: Potting ceiling

Super impressed with how this turned out, so much so that I'm going to hit it again today and hope to completely eliminate the staining. I have purchased a mould killing paint assuming that while the mould would be killed that the black staining would need to be painted to cover it. If however, I am able to eliminate the staining I can return the mould kill paint.

We are planning to use a white stain as opposed to paint -for a rustic look, so it would be great to be able to do the same on the ceiling.

I have also found a couch/guest bed solution on Pinterest for which I can use the heavy cedar planks that we removed from the conservatory the other day.

Still keeping an eye out for some better lighting options.

I believe we will do a Solar Heating option, though I am still researching the details of this - specifically for best options towards southern exposure for a north side building without losing all the heat before it enters the space. More on this later.

6 comments:

  1. What a difference the bleach made. Good luck with getting the rest of it off. :)

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    1. I've sprayed it down this morning already but I haven't been out to see if its noticeable. I also bleached the window frames while I was at it...

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  2. Great project! Nice job on the stain/mould removal. I love the idea off the white stain it will make it nice and bright.

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  3. Thanks Judith, I sprayed it again yesterday but haven't been in to check it yet. Might get to painting it today.

    PS I've only got 2 full-service sites left to work with this summer and they are filling up fast... if your still planning to come this way that is.

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    1. Yes...well...best laid plans. We have decided to stay east this year...for a bunch of reasons. Sad we won't be out this year but happy we don't have to race across Canada in the fall before the snow flies.

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    2. Guess its lucky you saw that since I didn't reply properly! Blonde again. Anyway, too bad we won't get to meet this year - maybe next.

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