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Tightarseinleggings Thu 26-Jan-17 17:24:08

I have a lovely kitchen in a 200yr old cottage with thick stone walls. In the summer things are fab! In the winter cooking is a bloody nightmare!

Walls are very cold and steam is hot. Windows open and extractor fan is on but i still get condensation patches in 2 corners of the kitchen. Smack in the middle is the hob.

So which mould remover is the best to use so i can paint again?

fraggle84 Thu 26-Jan-17 17:26:09

I love the cillit bang one in a black bottle

PossumInAPearTree Thu 26-Jan-17 17:27:49

Diluted bleach works well.

PossumInAPearTree Thu 26-Jan-17 17:28:45

I think you can also get a mould inhibiting base coat paint for after you've got rid of it.

Rosa Thu 26-Jan-17 17:30:59

Bleach mixed with bicarb in a paste .dab on the wall and leave then use a slightly damp cloth to take off. Repeat . Then paint when wall is 100% dry like the summer with the paint that blocks the mould.

Cocolepew Thu 26-Jan-17 17:31:02

Kilrock, you can get it cheap in Home Bargains. Its excellent.

FourKidsNotCrazyYet Thu 26-Jan-17 17:31:46

Bleach definitely. Having lived in a few mouldy army quarters I feel unreasonably qualified in this area confused. Just wipe the area (I always used neat bleach) leave it to dry and then paint over it. It never grew back.

Testificateman Thu 26-Jan-17 17:34:17

Any bleach will do the job for you. Cillit bang is just expensive bleach and doesn't even clean a 2p coin, like it advertised in old ads.
I was bored some time ago and did an experiment, cillit bang in one cup, cola in another. Guess which one won? 😀

Testificateman Thu 26-Jan-17 17:36:29

Also, bicarbonate of soda is good for grease on cookers.

Gingerbreadmam Thu 26-Jan-17 17:36:37

Hg mould cleaner is great too. B&q or yorkshire trading do it.

I'd be interested in a recommendation on the paint if anyone has one?

TurkeyDinosaurs Thu 26-Jan-17 17:38:24

HG mould cleaner from Homebase or Lakeland is amazing I cannot wait it highly enough

Tightarseinleggings Thu 26-Jan-17 17:39:02

Wow thank you !

Ill try bleach now on tiny bits by the window and ive just googled HG and for a £5 its worth a try! Aiming to repaint in summer so ill also put block on it.

ExcuseMyEyebrows Thu 26-Jan-17 17:48:03

A tip I read on here - dip a paintbrush in thick bleach, brush on the mould, leave to dry (don't rinse). So easy and works better than the spray bottles.

Gingerbreadmam Thu 26-Jan-17 17:51:05

Ooh the paint brush and bleach thing sounds a great idea.im going to try that one!

You will definitely use.the hg.stuff i was amazed by it. Its great in showers n stuff too.

FrogFairy Thu 26-Jan-17 18:26:46

HG mouldy remover is great.

Follow up with alkali resisting primer before you paint.

Gingerbreadmam Thu 26-Jan-17 18:30:21

Primer sounds good, thank you. Going to have a look.

namechangedtoday15 Thu 26-Jan-17 18:37:12

Definitely HG mould remover. Sprayed it once about 2 years ago and its never come back.

puckingfixies Thu 26-Jan-17 18:38:09

We have used Ronseal 6 year anti mould paint, hoping it does what it says on the tin. We're about 12 months in now and so far so good. Washed walls with a diluted bleach first.

Gingerbreadmam Thu 26-Jan-17 20:18:59

Thanks pucking will have a look at that one too. Sorry for crashing the thread op grin

Tightarseinleggings Fri 27-Jan-17 07:19:36

Oh its ok gingerbread!!

Ill be trying this bleach thing today, and ill be back to infirm!

Sick and tired of my lovely kitcken looking manky. Old houses eh!?

Gingerbreadmam Fri 27-Jan-17 07:30:12

Its the smell for me i get embarassed about it. Will keep eyes peeled for an update.

RoganJosh Fri 27-Jan-17 07:33:34

What do you find it smells of? We had a mould problem which I think we've sorted out with a dehumidifier, but the sitting room smells very slightly of cigarettes. It's not mould I'm smelling is it? I have visions of it growing under the carpet. Ugh.

Gingerbreadmam Fri 27-Jan-17 08:30:07

It's a very specific smell like musty and dirty but i cant really compare it to anything? Sorry not much help.

I know we get it behind our drawers which doesnt often look like usual mould just a dusty coating but the smell gives it away.

Sunnyshores Fri 27-Jan-17 10:39:51

Havent used it, but Glixtone are advertising heavily in landlord magazines.
www.glixtone.com/fungi-shield.php

Dowser Fri 27-Jan-17 12:40:24

Flash with bleack works for me.

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