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Mould Removal Made Easy (3 Steps): DIY Cleaning Tips

Gurpreet Singh Avatar Gurpreet Singh


  • Bleach
  • Spray bottle
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Ladder (optional)


In most Indian homes, especially after the monsoon, it’s not unusual to find dark spots appearing on the wall, under windows, on the ceiling or behind doors. Even during other seasons, in a house that gets little or no sunlight, the concentration of humidity in the indoor air can cause these black patches to appear on the walls. These black spots are caused by mould, and it’s best to remove mould from walls as soon as you notice them. If it is left to spread, it can quickly take over a large section of the walls, making it look ugly. Moreover, the spores from mould can cause allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to it, especially people who have asthma as well as the elderly, infants, young children and pregnant women. The best way of avoiding mould is to keep the room well-ventilated by opening the windows and the curtains to allow sunlight into the room.

If you have these dark spots in your home, then I will take you through 3 easy steps for getting rid of mould. You don’t need to buy expensive, mould removal products for it as you can use things that you probably already have at home. Let’s get started with how to get rid of mould so that you can tackle it right away.

30 minutesDifficultyEasy

Step 1: Use bleach

The only things you need for removing mould from walls or the ceiling are bleach and a cloth for cleaning.

Step 2: How to remove mould from painted walls

Add the bleach into a spray bottle. Then, spray some on a cleaning cloth and rub the mouldy surface to clean it. In case the mould is on the ceiling, you will need a ladder to reach the spot for cleaning it (take precautions so that you are safe when you use the ladder). Once the cloth gets dirty, rinse it under the tap. Then, spray bleach on it once again and repeat the process until the mould stains are gone.

Step 3: All done!

Isn’t that one of the simplest ways to remove mould? Your walls will be blemish-free once again. Moreover, the bleach will protect the surface and prevent the mould from reappearing for a long time.

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