- Step 1: Seal it off Seal off the area from the rest of your home. Cover heat registers and ventilation ducts or grills.
- TIP: Open a window, if possible, before you start cleaning.
- Step 2: Scrub it down Put on the protective gloves, face mask, and goggles. Use a sponge and bucket filled with a strong solution of trisodium phosphate and water. Scrub down the cabinets and anywhere else mold is present.
- Step 3: Apply chlorine bleach Apply the chlorine bleach and leave it on for one to two hours. Rinse the surfaces thoroughly with water.
- Step 4: Brush on primer Brush on a stain-killing primer and let it dry as directed. Then paint the cabinets with a mildew-resistant latex paint.
- Step 5: Use prevention Use preventative measures to keep mold and mildew from returning. Clean your bathroom regularly and consider adding a ventilation fan ducted to the outside to remove the humidity that causes mold.
- FACT: Mold can appear in many colors, including orange, pink, blue, white, green, black, or brown.
You Will Need
- Protective gloves
- cotton face mask
- Sponge and a bucket
- Trisodium phosphate
- Chlorine bleach
- Stain-killing primer
- Mildew-resistant latex paint
- Ventilation fan