Removing Mildew

Mold or mildew around the home has the potential to be harmful but can be removed.

Mildew stains often make an appearance in damp locations such as bathrooms and basements. Before painting, you'll need to eliminate this black, speckled growth to make sure new coats of paint adhere well.

SEE ALL THE STEPS

  •  There are 2 steps to completing this project:
    Step 1  TEST THE STAINS
    Step 2  PUT ON EYE PROTECTION AND GLOVES
MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED

  • 946 ML Concrobium Mold Control Spray
TOOLS YOU WILL NEED

  • Eye Protection
    Bucket
    Dynamic Turtle Back Sponge
    Drop Cloth
    Sandpaper
    Gloves

1  TEST THE STAINS


Test the stains by washing with some warm water and mild detergent. Ordinary stains will wash out, but mildew won't. If the stains don't wash out, gently sand them out with 150-grit sandpaper.


2  PUT ON EYE PROTECTION AND GLOVES


Put on some rubber gloves and eye protection before you wash walls with bleach, which will kill the mildew spores. After the bleach treatment, wash mildew away with some TSP solution or a phosphate-free substitute, then rinse the area with clear water. Allow the wall to completely dry.


What You Need for This Project