Home & Garden Cleaning & Laundry

How to Clean Mold From Paint

    • 1). Drape plastic sheets over the carpet or furniture to protect it from any spills. Wear an old long sleeve shirt and pants. Wear rubber or latex gloves to protect hands from chemicals. Wear safety glasses to protect your eyes from any accidental splashes of bleach. Ventilate the room by opening all the windows and running a fan. Wear a dust mask so you don't breathe in any mold spores.

    • 2). Mix 1 quart water, a few drops of detergent and a ½ cup of bleach in a bucket. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle. The bleach kills the mold spores and the detergent helps remove any stains left behind by the mold. Another option that is a bit more expensive is to purchase a mildew remover at your local hardware store or home improvement store.

    • 3). Spray the mixture on the walls or the ceiling that are affected with mold.

    • 4). Scrub the surface with a sponge until the mold is removed but be careful that you don't rub so hard as to damage the paint.

    • 5). Rinse the affected area with fresh water and a clean sponge. Allow the area to dry.

    • 6). Repeat step 2 if the mold is stubborn, and allow the mixture to sit on the mold for a few minutes before scrubbing it again. Rinse with fresh water and allow to dry.

    • 7). Consider painting the entire room with an anti-mildew paint if mold is becoming a persistent problem.

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