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Removing Mold from Painted Walls and Ceiling

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Bathrooms and other humid areas can begin to grow mold on the walls and ceilings. This is a guide about removing mold from painted walls and ceiling .


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June 15, 20170 found this helpful

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January 18, 20123 found this helpful

This is a video about removing mold from painted walls. According to the CDC mold spores can come into your house from the outside through open doorways, open windows or heating and cooling systems with outdoor intakes. Spores can also attach themselves to your clothing or your pets and be brought inside your house. Once inside, mold thrives and grows in moisture rich places, making the bathroom a common place to find mold.

Why is it important to remove mold? Not only does It look gross but inhaling mold spores can cause respiratory problems, especially for people with asthma.

Prevention Tips:

Properly ventilating your bathroom when you are taking a bath or shower can help prevent mold.

Keep humidity levels your house to between 40% and 60% by using an air conditioner or dehumidifier during humid months.

Removing Mold

For the removal of the mold we have chosen to use two products that you can buy at your local home improvement store. Mold Armor Mold Blocker and Mold Armor Mildew and Mold Remover.

You need to be careful with these products. A mask, eye protection, rubber gloves and a ladder are recommended. Avoid leaving Mold Armor Mildew and Mold Remover on vinyl windows or plastic shower enclosures for more than 15 minutes.

  1. Open your windows and turn on your bathroom fan so that you have good ventilation. Spray the Mold Armor Mildew and Mold Remover directly on the mold and let it sit for 30 minutes.

  2. After 30 minutes, using a wet sponge, wipe off the area. Most of the mold should be gone. If any remains, reapply the spray again and wipe it off with a sponge after 30 minutes.

  3. The last step was spraying the mold effected areas with Mold Armor Mold Blocker.

The video shows the mold on the ceiling portions has completely disappeared. On the top of the window, where the mold was the thickest, a second application was needed. After that, all the mold has disappeared.

While these products were successful, the drawback is the expense, these two bottles cost about $15.00 combined and we only need amall mount of each to remove the mold.

Homemade Mold Remover:

  1. You can also make your own mold remover using bleach and water.

  2. Mix 1 cup of bleach with 1 gallon of water.

  3. Wearing rubber gloves, use a sponge or rag to use the bleach mixture to remove the mold from the wall.

It will require a little more elbow grease than using the store bought removers, but it will work.

By Lewis from Port Orchard, WA

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January 19, 20120 found this helpful

A quick update, the mold was removed about 2 months ago and none has returned.

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January 10, 20170 found this helpful

Black mold on a bathroom ceiling.

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This is a guide about removing black mold on the ceiling. Black mold can be difficult to get rid of anywhere in the home, but the ceiling can be one of the most challenging.


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June 24, 2015

How to get rid of mold on your ceiling? I'm going to use a round hole saw and make an opening where I will mount what is called a muffin fan.

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May 31, 2016

My textured (swirled) ceiling is overrun with black mold. The bathroom has got 2 bathroom fans already (on top of bath and shower), but there is still a problem. When I used mold spray, then wiped it, the plaster also came off thus no more swirled ceiling. No matter how much I sprayed and left it on, the black spores still grow and won't come off without ruining the texture. Opening the window during a shower doesn't help. Any advice on textured ceiling mold budget removal? Urgently needed. Thanks.

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January 6, 20140 found this helpful

I had my bedroom wall treated for damp and mould a few months back and it seemed to cure the problem. However I've recently decorated with emultion paint, but noticed the paint won't stay on in the areas that were treated. I'm not sure what was used to treat the mould/damp, but wondered what I can do to cover the walls now?

By Sarah

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January 8, 20140 found this helpful

I think you should contact the company that did the treatment and find out what they used, and if they know how to deal with the problem. If they are not helpful, contact a paint company, armed with the info you have gotten from the mold treatment people, and find out what product they might have or what you might have to do to prep the walls for paint. It may be as simple as using a good primer. Here in North America, we have a paint called Kiltz (I think that is how it is spelled) that is useful for these sorts of things. I think you are somewhere else, however, as we do not talk of emulsion paint.

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October 29, 20140 found this helpful

Hi Sarah - The simple solution would be to use an oil based primer and paint over.

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January 17, 20150 found this helpful

Does mould sink into painted ceilings so that it does not come off?

By June

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February 7, 20150 found this helpful

Yes, and you have to remove it and kill anything left over. It will continue to grow if you do not. J

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