(Closed) How do you get mold off the bathroom ceiling/wall?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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If the mold is in the drywall, you have to pull it out and replace it. If it’s only in the paint, you can make a solution of bleach and water and spray it on. Wear gloves and a mask and air the bathroom out after.

ETA: to prevent it from getting worse, you may want to buy a dehumidifier and run it during the day.

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@Carolyn72:  You just let it sit. If you use a spray bottle, it should leave a very light mist. Don’t soak the walls or anything. Just give it a gentle spray. Then let it dry. It will take time for the mold to die. If it’s just a bit, you may be able to watch the black turn to white, but if there’s quite a build up then you may have to wait to see a change and repeat every day.

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Also, spraying with white vinegar (again, just a light mist) when the walls are dry and maybe half a day or so before she takes her showers (so it can dry) will help prevent future mold.

Post # 8
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@Pokemon:  I think you might damage the paint and the ceiling, especially if it’s not smooth. My ceiling in popcorn, so it would definitely damage the popcorn to scrub. You just need to kill the mold. It isn’t like a lot of other stuff in the bathroom, like soap scum, that is accumulating and can be bleaached with bleach but must be scrubbed to remove. If you scrub hard, you may actually create more irregularities in the surface too for the mold to hide out in.

ETA: yoou can definitely scrub it on sealers and tile and grout. I just wouldn’t want to hurt the paint or drywall.

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