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Mold on tile grout

Post by Steve1960 » Thu, 27 Dec 2012 1:05 pm

I have started attacking the mold on the tile grout in one of the bathrooms (both need doing). Neither bathroom was clear of mold when we moved in 8 months ago but of course it has got worse. Ceilings need repainting too.

I started with a stiff nylon brush and my steam cleaner. It works but its slow. Anyone know of a good product for removing mold from tile grout?

My mother is visiting in a couple of weeks from the UK so I figured I had better clean up before her arrival!

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 27 Dec 2012 7:53 pm

See if you can find the local equivalent of this...

http://www.screwfix.com/p/no-nonsense-g ... _container

and this might also help...

http://www.screwfix.com/p/vitrex-grout- ... -kit/69180

Good luck, it's a B of a job!

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Post by Steve1960 » Fri, 28 Dec 2012 12:58 pm

Cheers for that I will take a look tomorrow morning and yes it isn't the best of jobs for the holiday weekend!

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Post by JR8 » Fri, 28 Dec 2012 11:11 pm

Oh and make sure you have good ventilation!

One time I was cleaning grout in an internal bathroom (no windows) and the fumes knocked me out. Literally!

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Post by imaginetis » Sat, 29 Dec 2012 8:16 pm

I've heard of people with similar problems and they actually got contractors to come in to breach the place with sprayguns. I think it's breach. Got rid of the mold and other dirt as well. You might want to ask your contractor about it.

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Post by Steve1960 » Thu, 03 Jan 2013 10:37 am

Job done! I tried a product from the local supermarket, I hope I can give details here I am not affiliated with either company. Magiclean mold remover from Fair Price.

It almost did what it said on the bottle. 85% of the mold came off by just spraying the stuff on, leaving for 15 minutes and washing off. 10% needed an additional scrub with a hard nylon brush and 5% didn't come off at all but thats minor.

Very easy and I am impressed with the results but do note the advice above. The product is not exactly eco friendly so if you use it do make sure ventilation is good and preferably wear a mask and eye protection.

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Post by taxico » Thu, 03 Jan 2013 12:56 pm

imaginetis wrote:I've heard of people with similar problems and they actually got contractors to come in to breach the place with sprayguns. I think it's breach. Got rid of the mold and other dirt as well. You might want to ask your contractor about it.
i think breach is the asian variety of bleach. oh, i'm so tempted to put a joke here.

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Post by jsompinm » Sat, 19 Jan 2013 12:48 pm

I've heard that just regular lemon juice will do the job just nicely. Squeeze a few, spray on the tiles and leave it for a while.

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