Bathroom Renovation

Get rid of bathroom mould forever

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Damp and poorly ventilated bathrooms are ideal for accumulating mould. But what is mould? and more importantly, how do you get rid of it?

Mould (also know as mildew) is a type of fungi which is common in households. It is spread via spores and once it finds favourable conditions it can form colonies. Mould loves to grow in dark and damp places – which makes bathrooms ideal. Small amounts of mould are usually harmless. However if mould builds up it can become a serious health concern and cause allergic reactions such as rashes, headaches, sinus problems, as well as serious breathing difficulties and asthma.

Fortunately, it’s easy to stop mould building up in your bathroom. Take a few simple measures and unsightly mould will be gone for good.

Improve light and ventilation

Mould cannot grow in dry and brightly lit areas. So improving ventilation and light are important first step in getting rid of your mould problem. Keep windows and doors open as much as possible and consider a ventilation fan to remove steam while showering.

To improve bathroom light, remove blinds and curtains and replace with opaque glass. You don’t need to replace the glass, simply pick up an opaquing film to stick onto the glass. You might also consider a skylight or sky tube to increase natural daylight in the bathroom. Some sky tube kits are easy to install and you can do yourself.

Remove mould on tiles and grout

To successfully remove mould you need the right product. Selleys Rapid Mould Killer is a powerful spray which kills mould fast. Simply spray on tiles, shower screens and bathroom surfaces, wait 3 minutes and wipe off, leaving surfaces hygienically clean. Next, use Selleys Grout Stain Whitener to whiten the grout. Selleys Grout Stain Whitener is a unique product that breaks the mould cycle as it contains a fungicide to help prevent mould re-growing over it.

Replace silicone

Ever noticed mould building up on silicone corners around showers and baths? That’s because the wrong type of silicone was used. First, remove all traces of old mouldy silicone with Selleys Silicone Remover. Then apply a quality bathroom silicone such as Selleys Wet Area Silicone Sealant or Selleys Wet Area Speed Seal , which contain a powerful fungicide to help stop mould growth.

Paint mould ceilings and walls

Mouldy ceilings and walls are best treated by painting with a mould resistant paint. First, clean the areas to be painted with Selleys Sugar Soap. Then, prepare surfaces by removing any peeling paint and repairing any cracks or holes. Finally, give your bathrooms walls and ceilings a coat of mould-resistant paint. Take a look at Selleys Rota Cota range of quality brushes and rollers to help you get the job done fast with a long lasting finish.