- Step 1: Put on gloves Put your gloves on.
- Step 2: Mix bleach and water Mix 1 part bleach to 15 parts water in the spray bottle.
- : Never mix bleach with anything other than water, and make sure your bathroom is well ventilated.
- Step 3: Spray on mildew Spray your bleach solution directly on any mildew stains.
- Step 4: Let sit Let the bleach sit for at least five minutes.
- TIP: If there’s any mildew on fabric, like a shower curtain or towels, take it outside and brush it off. Then launder the item, using color-safe bleach if possible, and dry it in the sun.
- Step 5: Rinse with water Scrub the stained areas with a brush and then rinse with water. Use an old toothbrush on small areas like grout.
- TIP: Mildew grows in dampness, and cool air holds less moisture than warm air, so running an air conditioner or dehumidifier can help prevent mold and mildew in the first place.
- Step 6: Wipe dry Wipe the treated areas dry with a cloth. This mildew may be gone, but leaving anything damp will just encourage a new batch to sprout.
- FACT: Bathing, cooking, and laundering can add some two gallons of mold-friendly moisture to your household each day.
You Will Need
- Rubber gloves
- A spray bottle
- A bottle of liquid chlorine bleach
- A plastic-bristled scrub brush
- Some water
- A clean
- dry cloth