Since mold loves damp, dark and isolated areas, the bathroom seems to offer the proper conditions for its development. I often hear people complaining about this problem and trying all sorts of solutions to remove black mold in the bathroom.
But, in order to kill this black beast that is ruining your bathroom and affecting your health, you must know something about it!
Mold is a kind of fungus that develops from airbone spores. As I said earlier, it grows in damp conditions without much airflow. But black mold is different than regular mold. Most scientist say that is more dangerous than common mold or mildew due to the toxins is produces. So, in order to effectively kill mold spores, you have to get to mold’s root level. Otherwise it will reappear over and over again.
How to kill black mold on painted walls?
There are many cleaning agents that will kill the fungi effectively and at the root level. However, you should pay careful attention if you have an extended problem with mold on walls. It’s better to call for expert help, because this fungi cause severe respiratory problems and allergic reactions.
But if you have mold on a small area, such as the bathroom, you can wear protective gloves and a face mask when trying to remove it. Wide-open the windows or use a fan to ventilate well the area.
The following mold removal sprays are highly effective in killing mold spores and preventing mold reappearance. Keep in mind to wear a mask and gloves.
Borax Spray for Black Mold
- 2 tablespoons borax
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 2 cups hot water
- Combine the ingredients above in a bowl, stirring until the borax dissolves.
- Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and liberally apply on painted walls, tile or other non-porous surfaces.
- Scrub thoroughly and immediately wipe clean.
- Spray again and let sit 10 minutes before wiping dry.
Bleach Spray for Black Mold
- 1/4 cup bleach
- 2 cups warm water
- Open the windows to ensure adequate ventilation.
- Combine the ingredients above in a spray bottle and liberally apply on painted walls, tile or other non-porous surfaces.
- Scrub thoroughly and wipe clean.
- If any mold remains, reapply and let sit 15 minutes before scrubbing. Spray again then wipe with a clean, damp cloth.
- Direct a fan at the cleaned area to dry it quickly.