How to Remove Mildew

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Keep your family healthy and your home clean by removing mildew and preventing its growth

How to Remove Mildew

Mildew stains often appear in damp locations such as bathrooms and basements. You should remove mildew as soon as you see it to avoid the possible illnesses it causes. Additionally, mildew must be removed before painting to ensure that new coats of paint adhere well.

This guide will teach you the quickest, safest way to remove mildew from your home and keep it from returning.

WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS PROJECT

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Wash and sand out mildew stains
Wash sand out mildew stains - How Remove Mildew

Test the stains by washing with warm water and mild detergent.

Wash sand out mildew stains - How Remove Mildew

Most stains will wash out, but mildew stains will not. Gently sand out mildew stains with 150-grit sandpaper.

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Use mold and mildew remover
Use mold and mildew remover - How Remove Mildew

Safety: If you use bleach or any other chemical cleaner, make sure the room is well-ventilated, and wear hand and eye protection and a respirator.

• Use a mold and mildew removal solution to eliminate the remaining discoloration.
• Most cleaners take about 2 hours to dry fully and will eliminate the mildew stain entirely.