PDA

View Full Version : Mold growing on vinyl


boffking
12-05-2014, 12:50 PM
I have vinyl windows in my house. Some of the trim appears to have mold growing on it. I have long been under the impression that mold can't grow on plastic. What exactly is going on here?

Si Amigo
12-05-2014, 12:52 PM
Dirt and grim builds up on the plastic and mold grows onto it. Wash it down.

ZipperJJ
12-05-2014, 03:38 PM
Mold and mildew grow on plastic all the time. Or like Si Amigo said, the stuff that sticks to it.

Spray it with some Tilex or something. Works for my plastic shower curtain liner.

Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil@straightdope.com

Send comments about this website to: webmaster@straightdope.com

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Copyright 2018 STM Reader, LLC.