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Scott Martin Hello , I worked for Dowlen Construction painting for over 25 years and as a trim carpenter for around 5 years. I studied mechanical engineering and business at Chattanooga State. I enjoy photography, hiking and camping with my wife and wood working. I am married and we live in the city of Red Bank even though our mailing address is Hixson. I have attended Oakwood Baptist Church in Chattanooga since 2004 with my wife. We were married there in 2006.

Artillery Fungus

Posted by Scott Martin on Friday, March 4, 2016 Under: Painting Tips
So you have never heard  of this. Did you just make this up?
The term artillery refers to the fact that these fungus use energy to shoot its spore masses up to 20 feet like a cannon.
This fungus is more prone to be on the shady side of the home more than any other since the bark chips stay damp longer.
This black spots on the siding pose no risk to the siding other than making it look bad like it has been sprayed with tar droplets. At first sight they should be removed as soon as possible. The longer you wait the harder it will be to remove them.

This fungus is all over the Chattanooga area and most everywhere in the USA and every home owner needs to know about it.

It looks like black spots of tar. I have seen it on vinyl siding, Masonite siding and even on my pickup truck.
Artillery fungus is a wood decay fungus that comes from bark chips around house and landscaping. 
Penn State's Plant Pathology department has tested 27 different kinds of mulch. It found that given enough time all of these damp mulches began supporting this horrible spore shooting mushroom fungus.
 It extremely hard to remove and should be done quickly. Pressure washing does little to remove it. Bleach alone will not kill it.
For a lit of questions about this evil fungus and some possible ways to remove it go this Penn State page.

Until next time this is the Chattanooga Painter.

In : Painting Tips 



Artillery Fungus

Posted by Scott Martin on Friday, March 4, 2016 Under: Painting Tips
So you have never heard  of this. Did you just make this up?
The term artillery refers to the fact that these fungus use energy to shoot its spore masses up to 20 feet like a cannon.
This fungus is more prone to be on the shady side of the home more than any other since the bark chips stay damp longer.
This black spots on the siding pose no risk to the siding other than making it look bad like it has been sprayed with tar droplets. At first sight they should be removed as soon as possible. The longer you wait the harder it will be to remove them.

This fungus is all over the Chattanooga area and most everywhere in the USA and every home owner needs to know about it.

It looks like black spots of tar. I have seen it on vinyl siding, Masonite siding and even on my pickup truck.
Artillery fungus is a wood decay fungus that comes from bark chips around house and landscaping. 
Penn State's Plant Pathology department has tested 27 different kinds of mulch. It found that given enough time all of these damp mulches began supporting this horrible spore shooting mushroom fungus.
 It extremely hard to remove and should be done quickly. Pressure washing does little to remove it. Bleach alone will not kill it.
For a lit of questions about this evil fungus and some possible ways to remove it go this Penn State page.

Until next time this is the Chattanooga Painter.

In : Painting Tips 



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