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How to shift black mould in the bathroom?

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hercules1 Thu 09-Aug-07 18:04:29

Normal cleaners and fungicide dont touch it. IT's not on teh tiles or grouting but on the sealant between the wall/tiles and bath. Not all the way round either just near the shower bit.

DO I have to remove teh whole of teh sealant that goes round the bath or is there some miracle cure. Our plumber refused to do it as he said it was too fiddly to have to remove all the sealant and put down more

WendyWeber Thu 09-Aug-07 18:15:03

It won't come out of sealant - sorry, herc. You will have to replace (or live with it)

I think you could just replace the affected bit though.

MrsBadger Thu 09-Aug-07 18:23:54

neat bleach and a toothbrush is worth a go as a last-ditch attempt

roisin Thu 09-Aug-07 18:46:32

It is a fiddly job to remove the sealant properly - but I think I saw some product in the Lakeland catalogue for doing that task.

roisin Thu 09-Aug-07 19:00:29

I can't find it though
I think it must not have been Lakeland.

RubySlippers Thu 09-Aug-07 19:02:25

i hate to say it but Cilit Bang with bleach (think it is the stain and drain one) works a treat
<<unenvironmentally friendly emoticon>>

hercules1 Thu 09-Aug-07 21:40:18

Thanks. I think I'll try the cillit bang with bleach tomorrow. Already cleaned the cooker hood with bleach todady
worked a treat too.

WendyWeber Thu 09-Aug-07 21:55:11

Good luck - but check this out

hercules1 Thu 09-Aug-07 22:02:22

Thanks. It is probably been there too long and I have tried various stuff to shift. It's a fairly new house so I'm loathe to do a botch diy job on it but loathe to pay someone iyswim.

Yena Fri 10-Aug-07 12:08:47

Have you tried Dettol Mould and Mildew remover, you need to spray it directly on the area and leave for a few minutes, if you have little ones, I'll suggest you keep them away, it does have quite a strong smell. afterwards, you just rinse the area. Hope it works for you. G'Luck

margoandjerry Fri 10-Aug-07 12:16:04

I get this quite often and you can just replace the bit of sealant that's gone black.

It's fiddly but do-able. Pull out what sealant you can and scrape the rest out with the appropriate tool (ie, veg knife from the kitchen). It's a bit of a struggle. You can get sealant guns from B&Q to replace what you've taken out - splurge it in as neatly as you can then smooth with a finger or damp cloth. Oh and when you put the new sealant in, have the bath full of water. Otherwise the sealant will pull because of the weight when you do fill the bath up.

Also, you definitely need to get rid of your plumber!

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