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How to Remove Mildew from Sheetrock

Mildew is unsightly and potentially harmful, but also relatively easy to get rid of.


  • : Prolonged exposure to mildew is harmful to your respiratory health. Always work in a well-ventilated area.
  • Step 1: Remove moisture Remove the source of moisture that is feeding the mildew. Mildew can't survive in a completely arid environment.
  • Step 2: Mix solution Mix the bleach and laundry detergent with the warm water in the bucket.
  • Step 3: Suit up Put on the gloves, your eye protection, and your face mask.
  • TIP: Wear a long-sleeved shirt to protect your arms.
  • Step 4: Commence scrubbing Dip your brush in the cleaning solution, and scrub the wall.
  • TIP: Scrub gently, in long strokes, so as not to damage the paint.
  • Step 5: Clean Use the rag with a bucket of clean water to rinse off the cleaning solution.
  • Step 6: Let dry Allow the wall to dry, either by wiping it with a dry rag or letting it air dry.
  • FACT: Sheetrock was introduced in 1916 by the United States Gypsum Company.

You Will Need

  • Bleach
  • Non-ammonia laundry detergent
  • 2 gallons warm water
  • Two buckets
  • Rubber gloves
  • Eye protection
  • A face mask
  • A scrub brush
  • Clean water
  • Rags
  • A long-sleeved shirt (optional)

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