How To Fix Mildew On Bathroom Walls & Ceilings

What Does Mold Or Mildew In Your Bathroom Look Like?

How Do I Remove Mold Or Mildew From My Bathroom Myself?


Mold on bathroom ceilings may require professional removal. A general guideline to follow that will help you to decide if professional assistance is required is that if the affected area covers 10 square feet or less, you can attempt to clear the affected area yourself. Mold can be recognized as little black or white spots on your ceiling or bathroom walls. In order to remove it, you must not only clean the affected area but also kill the bacteria, so that mold does not reappear. 

This type of mold usually appears as a result of bathroom moisture that has turned into mildew. This could be the start of property damage and cause health issues. 

Mold that is left to fester can seep into paint and become harder to remove if left to grow. Alternatively, breathing in this mildew means breathing in unnecessary bacteria. 


To Clean Mold Off Of Bathroom Walls & Ceilings You Will Need:

  • Goggles

  • Gloves

  • Protective Eyewear 

  • Steps To Take Before Cleaning Mold Off Of Bathroom Walls & Ceilings:

  • Close Vents To Prevent The Spread Of Spores

  • Open A Window Where Available to Air the Area

Cleaning Mold Step One:

Clean the mold affected area with a homemade solution of mild detergent and warm water. Let the area dry completely, approximately 20 minutes. This time will vary based on the ventilation that your bathroom has. For example, if you have a window that can be left open. 

Cleaning Mold Step Two:

Just because you can no longer see the bacteria that caused the mold to grow it doesn't mean that the bacteria is not still there. Consider cleaning the affected area again with this simple homemade mixture. 



  • 1/4 cup of bleach

  • 2 cups of warm water

Use a spray bottle to cover the affected area. Be sure to remove any textiles that could be stained by bleach, prior to beginning this clean. You can test a small area prior to beginning to see if there could be a change in paint colour and to exercise caution. Apply solution for no longer than ten minutes. Bleach will help to kill the bacteria that causes mold and spores from forming. 

If mold has been appearing on your bathroom ceiling and walls, look into why the mold has occurred in the first place. Is your bathroom ventilated properly? Are you opening a window when there is an excess of moisture? Are there leaks in your bathroom that are creating mold? Are you cleaning your bathroom regularly?

Have you had a mold related issue in your bathroom? If so share your photos and comments in the comments below. We would love to hear about your mold and mildew removal process, and what worked best for you. Please feel free to post your questions and comment below.

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