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What do I use to remove mildew?

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PinkPussyCat Wed 24-Sep-08 15:03:29

A small patch of mildew has recently appeared on the ceiling above the shower (despite the bathroom being well ventilated, window open a LOT). The ceiling is just plasterboard painted white.

What product would take the mildew away but leave the paint behind?smile

Bluebutterfly Wed 24-Sep-08 15:04:19

Mixture of bleach and water.

Maybe vinegar?

Bluebutterfly Wed 24-Sep-08 15:05:10

You may want to remove the mildew and then repaint the ceiling using an anti mould and mildew paint?

PinkPussyCat Wed 24-Sep-08 15:07:16

lol repainting is exactly what I'm trying to avoidgrin

Grammaticus Wed 24-Sep-08 15:07:52

Try the green dettol mould and mildew spray?

PinkPussyCat Wed 24-Sep-08 15:08:38

Ooh that could be the thing Grammaticus

Grammaticus Wed 24-Sep-08 15:17:55

It's very good on grout and sealant, but I've never tried it on paint

PinkPussyCat Wed 24-Sep-08 15:19:16

Ah. Could be a sticking point! I will read the label before I buy...

rowingboat Wed 24-Sep-08 18:16:11

I removed it with a mild bleach and water solution - this seemed to be the standard method when I did an internet search.

PinkPussyCat Wed 24-Sep-08 18:52:40

Ta RBsmile

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