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Mouldy grouting in bathroom - this REALLY works!!

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Selks Fri 22-Nov-13 13:11:55

I'm not sponsored by the company, honest, and I have a history on here (Yoni massage, centre parks, poo troll etc) but I've just used this mould spray in my bathroom and OMG does it work!
I've had major black mould problems in my bathroom grout and was dubious that anything would shift it but bought this stuff on the recommendation of other MN-ers and sprayed it on earlier today.....and have been amazed by the results - seriously sparkling white grout - it changes colour before your eyes - you do not need to scrub or anything, just sponge the spray off after. Amazeballs! I seriously thought I was going to need the bathroom re-grouting before this.

Just had to share, for those who have a similar problem. smile

It does smell so you need to ventilate well when you spray it on, and it does bleach so be careful (don't get it on your feet like I did stupidly standing in the bath while I sprayed it - realised just in time. Have clean feet now anyway!)

(Disclaimer - I know all about more ventilation needed - treat the cause of the mould etc etc but just not possible in my tiny north facing bathroom)

Selks Fri 22-Nov-13 19:37:11

HG got rid of all the orange stains too.

KirstyJC Fri 22-Nov-13 19:39:28

Oh great - I find this thread the day AFTER I spend ages resealing the bath and re-grouting.....!grin

Will stock up for next time though!

Doinmummy Fri 22-Nov-13 19:59:01

Is it only sold at Lakeland?

longingforsomesleep Fri 22-Nov-13 20:00:57

The orange staining drives me round the bend! I keep a nail brush in the shower and spend a few minutes every day just scrubbing the grouting - but it's back again within a few days. Builds up quickly on the shower curtain too. So I'm going to give this a go.

I pour neat bleach on the sealant and leave it for an hour or two - always gets rid of the black mould.

didireallysaythat Fri 22-Nov-13 20:32:05

I get HG at homebase (on their 15% weekends). If their limescale stuff is half as good, I'm getting that next....

Selks Fri 22-Nov-13 20:51:50

I bought mine in B&Q.

Selks Fri 22-Nov-13 20:53:15

Oh no Kirsty! grin that's typical.

BrianTheMole Fri 22-Nov-13 21:07:31

BriantheMole, did you leave it on for a good half hour?

Hmm, well I say, what am I doing wrong, but actually it was actually dh that did it, not me, so I was trusting he did it properly grin. I've just sprayed some on, so now I will wait. For half an hour. And no less. It stinks. Tick tock tick tock. <fingers crossed>

BrianTheMole Fri 22-Nov-13 22:00:22

It still didn't work sad. Gutted! Oh well, it was worth another go.

Selks Fri 22-Nov-13 22:13:22

Oh, what a shame! I wonder why it didn't work for you sad.

Selks Fri 22-Nov-13 22:14:06

Was there no improvement with it at all?

LongStripedScarfWearer Fri 22-Nov-13 22:17:44

I've tried it on our silicone sealant a good few times to no avail. Works a treat on the grout though.

thenightsky Fri 22-Nov-13 22:21:08

HG is mega. It does take a few goes on silcone sealant though. I found it worked best if I sprayed it on dry silicone and left overnight. Then repeat this every night for a week.... result is white silicone seal.

thenightsky Fri 22-Nov-13 22:22:08

LongStripedScarfWearer Dry the area you want to treat before spraying on. Makes massive difference.

BrianTheMole Fri 22-Nov-13 23:40:28

Was there no improvement with it at all?

No, not even a tiny bit. I started with such high hopes thinking dh must have done it all wrong as well grin
Oh well, back to hiding the mouldy bits with carefully placed bottles of shampoo!

Selks Sat 23-Nov-13 00:19:43

That's quite bizarre Brian; you must have super-mould!
And yes to the strategically-placed bottles; have had to do that myself before now smile

Doinmummy Sat 23-Nov-13 00:27:20

I have mould that is sort of ingrained in the silicon. Will this stuff work on that ?

ThenSheSaid Sat 23-Nov-13 00:43:46

I just ordered some on amazon plus some grout cleaner. Both have great reviews.

Selks Sat 23-Nov-13 10:42:09

Um, you know the orangey staining......Horrors!! shock

sleepyhead Sat 23-Nov-13 11:22:54

I try not to think about it selks, so thanks for that grin

We didn't get the orange stuff until fairly recently (last couple of years) oddly enough. It must have colonised the bathroom at some point and be hiding somewhere the bleach doesn't reach, because it always comes.back.

cavell Sat 23-Nov-13 12:10:59

I think the answer to stopping getting the orange stuff building up is not to use bars of soap and be sure to wipe any splashes of conditioner away. Use shower gel or liquid soap.
Once I managed to persuade my old-fashioned dh to stop using bars of soap in the shower, we stopped getting the build up of orange gunk. I understand it feeds on the fat found in soap bars.

Selks Sat 23-Nov-13 13:43:39

Sorry Sleepyhead grin

ParsingFancy Sat 23-Nov-13 13:54:47

Another one who just knew it would be HG.

I like the tissue idea, though, as I suspect 'twas a sneaky dribble of HG that took the paint off the window sill. It probably sat there undetected for a while.

MinimalistMommi Sat 23-Nov-13 15:49:12

I have not he sealant in the bathroom now it stinks!

1charlie1 Sat 23-Nov-13 16:35:17

We've got this. Have only ever done the grout/ seals with it. Could you give your shower curtain a spray with it, leave it for a bit, then run it through the wash as normal?

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