4-ways-to-winterproof-your-home-7

Damp and poorly ventilated bathrooms are the ideal home for mould.

Fortunately, with these 4 simple steps, it’s easy to stop mould building up in your bathroom - for good.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced
1 hour

Easy as..

1. Improve light and ventilation

Mould cannot grow in dry and brightly lit areas. So improving ventilation and light is an important first step to getting rid of mould. 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.

 

2. Remove mould on tiles and grout

What you will need:

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 at least 30 seconds 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 helps break the mould cycle as it contains a fungicide to help prevent mould re-growing over it.

 

3. Replace silicone

What you will need:

Ever noticed mould building up on silicone corners around showers and baths? It's unsightly, not to mention unhygenic! 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 if you’re in a hurry to use your bathroom, use Selleys Wet Area Speed Seal, which will ensure your shower is ready to use after one hour of application. Both Selleys Wet Area Silicone Sealant and Selleys Wet Area Speed Seal contain a powerful fungicide to help stop mould growth.

 

4. Paint mould ceilings and walls

What you will need:

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. 

how-to-get-rid-of-bathroom-mould_1564617519653

Recommended Products To Get Rid Of Mould

Selleys Wet Area Silicone

Selleys Wet Area Silicone Sealant delivers a superior waterproof and mould resistant seal that is ideal for use in bathrooms, kitchens and laundries.

Selleys Wet Area Speedseal Silicone

Selleys Wet Area Speedseal provides a waterproof, shower ready seal in 1 hour* along with guaranteed to resistance mould and mildew growth for 5 years#.

Selleys Original Sugar Soap

Selleys Original Sugar Soap is a professional strength and high performance formula which powers through tough grease and grime. Its also recommended for cleaning surfaces prior to painting and wallpapering.


How to Guides

Top 5 Sugar Soap Hacks

Sugar soap is one of the unsung heroes of your DIY toolkit, and for good reason! Not only is it great for lifting dirt and grime off your walls, there are a multitude of other uses for it as well. Here we identify 5 of the top sugar soap hacks you may not have known.

How To Remove Old Silicone

Best ways to remove to silicone. Follow our step by step process. Selleys will show you the easiest and most effective way to remove silicone sealant from tiles, metal, glass, and all those tricky places around the home.

How To Fix Metal to Wood

If you need a fast setting adhesive, Selleys Araldite is the strong durable two part epoxy general purpose adhesive for the job. It can be used to repair almost any broken fixture around the home.