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    Question Getting rid of mould on the wall above the shower?

    Any help is appreciated. Just wondering if anyone has some suggestions on getting rid of mould above my shower. Its on the wall above the shower so Im a little worried about the paint being affected if I use things like Easy Off Bam.

    I have a house inspection on Thursday and this is the last thing Im worried about.

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    I spent a large part of yesterday doing this. I diluted bleach with hot water and used a combination of scrubbing brush and mop.

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    Default Getting rid of mould on the wall above the shower?

    I've heard clove oil works wonders on mould.

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    Default Getting rid of mould on the wall above the shower?

    I use Sparkle for showers.
    It's amazing to me.

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    Default Getting rid of mould on the wall above the shower?

    Bleach will just bleach the mould it doesn't kill the mould spores. I use tea tree oil, 5ml per 250ml in a spray bottle spray it on leave for a few minutes and wipe it off.

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    Default Getting rid of mould on the wall above the shower?

    Yep. Clove oil kills the spores. Check out Shannon lush's site for cleaning mould

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    Thanks for the replies. Will be tomorrows job. I was just a little worried about the paint coming off too.

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    bleach bleach bleach! Exit mould is just bleach. and vinegar also kills mould but it wont get rid of the marks

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    Default Getting rid of mould on the wall above the shower?

    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    Bleach is also known as chlorine and it does kill mould. But if for some reason it isn't killing it you would know, it would be odourless.Chlorine kills everything and anything in the right concentration
    Bleach's has a high PH which makes it ineffective in killing mould, it just bleachs it do you can't see it.

    http://www.public.health.wa.gov.au/c...ct%20Sheet.pdf

    Why do you think the commercial ones contain bleach? So that it 'works' and you keep buying it.

    Yes vinegar also works.

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    Bleach does not kill mould, it bleaches it white and that's about it. Bleach will kill some bacterias and some viruses in the right mixes, but not mould.

    Oil of Cloves kills mould, does not bleach away the stain marks. Oil of Cloves is the safer way (for humans) to kill off mould.

    Salt mixed with lemon juice is the safest way to remove mould stains. Also borax and bicarb mixed with water to paste, allowed to dry and rinsed off with vinegar.

    Vinegar and Tea Tree oil will stop most moulds returning, but in bathrooms you also have to ensure adequate ventilation as mould will ultimately return if there is dampness.


 

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