How to beat mould in wet areas

The Selleys range of cleaning products is effective and fast… the ideal combination for busy customers who don’t want to spend all day cleaning! There are a number of Selleys products designed to combat the arch enemy of a clean home: MOULD.

Mould explained

Mould (also know as mildew) is a type of fungi common in households. It is spread via spores and once it finds favourable conditions can form colonies. Mould loves to grow in dark and damp places – bathrooms are one of its favourites. Small amounts of mould are usually harmless. However, if mould builds up it can become a serious health concern and cause allergic reactions such as rashes, headaches, sinus problems, as well as serious breathing difficulties and asthma.

Help customers knock out bathroom mould forever!

Damp and poorly ventilated bathrooms are magnets for mould. Fortunately, it’s easy to stop mould building up in the bathroom or other mould-prone area of the home.

Suggest these simple measuresto help your customers get rid of mould for good:

Improve light and ventilation

Mould will not grow in dry and brightly lit areas, so improving ventilation and light are important first steps in getting rid of any mould problem. Keep windows and doors open as much as possible. In a bathroom, consider a ventilation fan to remove steam while showering. To improve bathroom light, remove blinds and curtains and replace with opaque glass. You don’t need to replace the glass, simply pick up an opaquing film to stick onto the glass. You might also consider a skylight or sky tube to increase natural daylight in the bathroom. Some sky tube kits are an easy DIY install.

Remove mould on tiles and grout

To successfully remove mould you need the right product. Selleys Rapid Mould Killer is a powerful spray which kills mould fast. Simply spray on tiles, shower screens and bathroom surfaces, wait 2 minutes and wipe off, leaving surfaces hygienically clean. Next, use Selleys Grout Stain Whitener to whiten the grout. This unique product breaks the mould cycle as it contains a fungicide to help prevent mould re-growing over it.

Replace silicone

Ever noticed mould building up on silicone corners around showers and baths? That’s because the wrong type of silicone was used. First, remove all traces of old, mouldy silicone with Selleys Silicone Remover. Then apply a quality bathroom silicone such as Selleys Wet Area Silicone Sealant or Selleys Wet Area Speed Seal, which contain a powerful fungicide to help stop mould growth.

Clean then paint mould-prone ceilings and walls

Mouldy ceilings and walls are best treated by painting with a mould resistant paint. First, clean the areas to be painted with Selleys Sugar Soap. Then, prepare surfaces by removing any peeling paint and repairing any cracks or holes. Finally, give bathroom walls and ceilings a coat of Dulux Wash & Wear®+Plus (see page 15 for more info) or Dulux Wash & Wear Kitchen & Bathroom. Take a look at the Selleys Rota Cota range of quality brushes and rollers to help you get the job done fast with a long lasting finish.