There mold on the walls not only is it ugly to look at but it is clear proof that there are humidity problems in the house; the causes may be attributable to water infiltrations or bad domestic habits: in the first case, it will be necessary to contact specialized personnel before removing the mold.
Mold on the walls, useful recommendations
- Do not scratch the mold on the walls with brushes and spatulas to prevent the spores from spreading into the air: mold is a real hotbed of germs, infections and allergies that expand into the air
- Wear the face mask when removing mold from the walls of the house
- At the end of the operation, ventilate the room for a long time so that the spores fly away
Mold on the white walls
On white walls affected by mold, we can use a solution consisting of hot water and hydrogen peroxide at 130 volumes, a powerful whitener readily available in hardware stores: for each liter of water you will need to add 250 ml of hydrogen peroxide.
For application, simply rub a cloth soaked in this solution on the wall
ATTENTION: since it is a high degree it is recommended to protect your eyes with glasses and wear gloves.
Mold on the colored walls
A very effective natural anti-mold for walls is white wine vinegar: just dilute 500 ml of vinegar in a liter of boiling water. For application, simply rub the affected wall with a clean cloth soaked in the solution and after a few minutes repeat the operation using only the vinegar on the affected area.
Natural anti-mold for walls
Alternatively, you can use a solution consisting of one liter of water, 3 tablespoons of fine salt, 3 tablespoons of 30-volume hydrogen peroxide and 3 tablespoons of sodium bicarbonate. Dissolve the salt and baking soda in the water, then pour the mixture into a 2-liter spray bottle together with the hydrogen peroxide
The mixture should be sprayed on the walls affected by mold and left on for at least 20 minutes. After this time, rub with a clean cloth and rinse with warm water.
Products that eliminate mold and prevent its reappearance
In addition to the natural remedies described in this article, it is possibleeliminate mold from the wallsusing ready-to-use sprays capable of eliminating mold stains and preventing their reappearance. Among the most effective products we point out:
Eliminate mold spray - 1 liter bottle
Just repeat the application 2-3 times within half an hour to see the wall free from mold stains and to its former glory. Between one coat and the other, the product must be allowed to act for about 10 minutes.
The large one-liter pack can be bought on Amazon at a price of 12.39 euros including shipping costs.
Ariasana Smuffer - 500 ml bottle
This anti-mold liquid has a light lemon scent. It is able to eliminate mold in a few minutes, it is also effective against algae, mosses and other microorganisms that propagate with spores. Excellent for removing the black mold from the shower seal and tile grout.
The 500 ml pack can be bought for 17.18 euros on Amazon, the price includes the costs for home delivery.
Mold on the walls, dyes
If you decide to paint the walls and want to prevent the reappearance of mold, you must resort to specific products that fight the formation of humidity: in fact, there are products with incorporated anti-mold but if you want to exclude the use of substances that are too chemically elaborated, you can paint the walls with water-based paints. or lime paints: they are effective against the reappearance of mold on the walls of the house.
Personally, I painted a wall prone to humidity with one thermopaint with insulating properties. This is the anti-mold and anti-condensation paint particularly suitable for eliminating mold in the bathroom or in other environments at risk. It is white in color but you can add dye and above all, it is 100% free of VOCs, volatile organic compounds that are harmful to human health.
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