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What's the best way to remove mould from a painted ceiling?

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SparklePffftBANG Sun 07-Nov-10 21:57:05

Going to get rid of it then paint with bathroom paint. Is bleach the best option or is there something better?

SparklePffftBANG Sun 07-Nov-10 22:25:08

mouldy bump

Ewe Sun 07-Nov-10 22:26:02

In my old house we had a mould problem in a weird walk in wardrobe/large cupboard type thing. We used a mould remover product from Wilkinson's or Homebase which was great, lemme see if I can find a link.

SparklePffftBANG Sun 07-Nov-10 22:27:06

ooh thanks, I will use bleach but this is what I wanted - recommendations for something more effective. We need to kill it all so it's not growing under the new paint

Ewe Sun 07-Nov-10 22:29:50

like this

StealthPoHoHoHo Tue 09-Nov-10 07:02:09

thanks just made a note of it

Lizzzombie Tue 09-Nov-10 07:06:04

Or, I've used sugar soap to do this too.

StealthPoHoHoHo Tue 09-Nov-10 09:14:34

sugar soap? Is that something I'd buy?

onessa Tue 09-Nov-10 09:24:46

'HG MOULD REMOVER'from Lakeland--worked brilliantly in my shower on the silicone stuff but very strong smelling so open your windows!!

StealthPoHoHoHo Tue 09-Nov-10 09:28:21

2 votes for HG - just to check though I want to use it on a painted ceiling??

Lizzzombie Tue 09-Nov-10 11:15:43

Sugar Soap can be brought from any hardware shop. Its used to clean paintwork etc before painting. Its usually a powder form that you add to water.

I saw the HG range of products in Homebase this morning.

StealthPoHoHoHo Tue 09-Nov-10 17:15:59

right, got the HG stuff from Homebase, will report back

onadietcokebreak Wed 10-Nov-10 06:52:36

Watching with interest!

StealthPoHoHoHo Wed 10-Nov-10 21:05:24

it worked brilliantly - you'd never know we'd had mould
Note to self (or anyone reading): wear safety goggles

onadietcokebreak Wed 10-Nov-10 21:12:56

Gosh is it that strong!

Will you still need to paint?

StealthPoHoHoHo Wed 10-Nov-10 22:10:54

yes, I think so, new paint is meant to be mould resistant

onadietcokebreak Wed 10-Nov-10 22:35:25

My mould is only tiny so hoping no need for repaint especially as rented

forevervacuuming Wed 10-Nov-10 22:48:51

Have used Dettox spray and found it to be alright, but Flash spray with bleach requires a lot less elbow grease. Sugar soap first then you can use a paint with Microban afterwards. I've used this method on several rooms on two properties now and have found it works very well but would be very interested to hear of anything better

StealthPoHoHoHo Thu 11-Nov-10 06:25:51

diet coke - no we definitely wouldn;t need to paint if we didn;t want to. There's no evidence of mould at all!
But wear goggles!!!

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