Under 2 hours
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.
WASH OUT MILDEW STAINS
Test the stains by washing with warm water and mild detergent.
SAND OUT MILDEW STAINS
Most stains will wash out, but mildew stains will not. Gently sand out mildew stains with 150-grit sandpaper.
USE MOLD AND MILDEW REMOVER
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.