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emen By NANCY GOULD cooler outside panels, providing a soft scrub brush, work the solution better medium for mildew into the siding, For a one-story I noticed shortly after purchas- growth, rambler, it should take a day's work to lick the job single-handed- ing a home on Mercer Island last ~ly search for a house doctorly. With help. a half-day. year that it had a "condition." with the most authoritative pre- Bailey suggested rinsing off see- Gray splotches were creeping scription for creeping erud ended tions before they dry. And re- up my sunny yellow siding andwith Curt Bailey. a paint chemist painting with a quality paint as giving it a permanent five o'clock for" 20 years and now, owner of Jar- soon as possible. He also suggests shadow, vie Paint manufacturers in Seat- watering down the planted areas My neighbor shook her head dis- tie. to dilute the spots effected by the paragingly. The former ownersHis first advice: Don't ignore solution had had the same scourge and the condition, as it can destroy the Spring is the best time for treat- thought it would go away with a paint in short order, cause perma- ment. when longer dry. warm fresh coat of paint, she said. But nent staining, and eventuallyspells are more assured. It isokav alas, there was that same tattle- . cause premature rotting of the to beard the lion now whenever it tale grayagain, siding, looks like a mild stretch in the Upon closer examination, I de- Secondly. painting over it w'ill weather approaches But after |ermined the blight was not a per- not get rid of the problem. The November it's a futile effort, he manent stain, but rubbed off with spores continue to multiply and added. soap and water. A call to local grow right through the new coats, lncidently, mildew' which grows paint dealers reaped the same Bailey's latest recipe for a solu- in home interiors can be just as diagnosis: MILDEW. lion to treat mildew is: one part pesky in poorly ventilated places The pesky little fungi are ap- household bleach, one part warm where moisture abounds In the parently especially attracted to water and a small amount of non- June 27 issue of the Seattle Times. Northwest homes, where they phosphate detergent, whichean be the House Doctor provided this thrive on moist, moderate tern- purchased in department storesor remedy forint riot mildew': peratures combined with the or- other retail outlets. Use one quart bleach, three ganic nutrients in either laytex or "Do NOT use ordinary phos- quarts water, one ounce laundry oil-based paint. Mildew flourishes phate laundry detergent or tri-so- detergent |preferably non-phos- best onlight-colored paints, which dium phosphate as was widely phate) and apply with a sponge to reflect light and heat rather than published for years as a mildew the afiected areas in showers, on absorb them, treatment." said Bailey Whilegrout or in other areas Let it sit this agent successfully removes and then rinse, Also, we conscientious energy the mildew', unless it is thoroughly Spray cansof bleach for affected savers have compounded mildew rinsed off, it serves as a growth grout is powerful, but needs reap- growth by insulating our homes so agent for more mildew', plicationnearly every other thoroughly that the inside heat You then don rubber gloves and month. doesn't get to the outside siding, goggles, cover your plants and So much for the fungus among Thus condensation forms on the bushes next tothe house and with a us. Autumn cleaning -- carrying t:areless cleaners often mistake ditches away of trash, dumping of oldthe county's catch basins, drain- The department stresses that it shoes and old paint and carting age ditches and underground pipe violators are promptly reported. away of tallen leaves -- can be- systems as convenient dumping appropriate action can be taken to come a time of gloom and gee. ac- spots That can result in clogged rectify the situation cording to the King County De- drainage basins, choked pipe sys- par|mentor Public Works, terns and overflowing drainage The unique new store in Belle~ ue Nquare q)lh rln~ a total dining eoncepl and personalized ~el'% I('1' From helping you choose tilt' perle(! gill hp coordinating an entire ~et ()1 hLil'llll)lli/llll~ tableware, you will lind u~ Illl('l'('~l('(I. helplul anti carmt~ 149 Bellevue Square 453-,*~;I I |l f SJrrwleCsend To cr~ morn I~ new ~umn stock, we have redt~ocI 1[~ e$ Up to 40 I~r~ On s4~le l f,r$1- qu~m ~n~'e ~ bee Me= Tree Thum-Set 106 Wed Irn 109 LOEIO4AU~'S PLAZA 3610 iJlrl, I AVE S IIM,IVt~,IIOO6 S,414i100 Additions Kitchens Baths Carports Custom Cabinetry NORSK Norwegian Craftsmanship that goes back two generations. 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