How to Remove Mildew from Painted Walls

mildew in the corner of a room with white walls and wood floor
  • 1 hours
  • Intermediate
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What You'll Need
Anti-mildew paint
Plastic scrubber
Laundry detergent
Rubber gloves
Spray bottle

Learning how to properly remove mildew could be a valuable piece of information to have as a homeowner. Mildew is one of the biggest problems that many homeowners face. It can spread throughout a house very quickly and cause health problems for those that reside within. If you have mildew on your painted walls, here are the basics of how to remove it.

Step 1 - Mix Cleaning Solution

In order to eliminate the mildew, you need to mix up a cleaning solution to use on it. Use 1/2 cup of bleach, 1/3 cup of laundry detergent and 1 gallon of water to create the solution. Mix it up well and then put some in a spray bottle. Be sure to wear rubber gloves during this process.

Step 2 - Clean the Surface

Spray the solution onto the wall and then scrub it with your plastic scrubbing brush. This should get rid of the majority of the mildew for you.

Step 3 - Paint the Surface

Once you have eliminated the existing mildew, you should paint over the spot with an anti-mildew paint. This will prevent any mildew from growing back in the same spot again.