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Did you know there may be over 300,000 different types of mould? For many of these varieties, your damp, steamy bathroom is the perfect home – and getting rid of it can feel like a constant battle.
If you’re tearing your hair out wondering ‘how do you get rid of mould on bathroom walls?’, you’re in the right place. In this blog post, we’ll explain how you can remove existing mould and prevent it from growing back.
How to remove mould from bathroom walls
You will need:
- Warm water
- Detergent, bleach solution, or white vinegar and water
- A microfibre cloth
- A spray bottle if using vinegar
- A protective mask
The best process for removing mould will depend on your choice of solution, but whichever you pick, always start by putting on a protective face covering. This will prevent you from inhaling spores as you scrub away at the mould.
If you choose to use detergent or bleach, create a solution of one-part detergent / bleach to one-part warm water. Next, use your microfibre cloth to wash the mould from your bathroom wall. Let the area dry and repeat the process if the mould is still visible.
If you prefer to use vinegar (which is a naturally antibacterial), the method is a little different. Fill an empty spray bottle with the white vinegar and apply it directly to the patches of mould. Allow the vinegar to soak in for around an hour, before wiping the mould away with a warm, wet cloth.
How to prevent mould from growing back
As we mentioned earlier, damp bathrooms provide the perfect environment for mould or mildew. This is because the steam that rises from your bath, shower, or sink will turn into condensation when it hits colder surfaces such as your bathroom walls – and when the walls absorb the condensation, it allows mould to grow.
There are two key ways to prevent mould from growing on your bathroom walls. The first is to make sure the area is properly ventilated, either by opening a bathroom window or by installing an extractor fan. By creating an airflow, you can clear steam before it turns into condensation on your walls.
The second – more permanent – way to prevent mould is by covering your bathroom walls in a protective material. Some people like to use anti-mould paint, but because this is rarely waterproof, it might not be the best choice for a wet bathroom.
At Igloo Surfaces, we recommend using bathroom and shower panels to protect your walls and keep mould at bay. Made from high-quality PVC, our panels are the perfect way to stop your walls from absorbing condensation and creating the right environment for mould to thrive.
Protect your bathroom walls with PVC wall panels
Banish your bathroom mould for good with our complete range of PVC wall panels. Whether you want to line a shower cubicle, cover your entire bathroom, or create a stunning feature wall, we offer a range of designs to suit all requirements.