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How to remove mould from bathroom sealant ? (merged threads)
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Old 20-06-2005, 9:52 PM
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Question How to remove mould from bathroom sealant ? (merged threads)

Can anyone advise on the best way to remove mould from bathroom sealant or is it better to remove it and re-apply a new seal?

I have tried neat bleach & mildew removal spray which only slightly reduce the mould.
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Old 20-06-2005, 10:00 PM
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I have feeling that once it is in thesealant you can't get it out.

As I had the same problem in my old place. When the we had a replacement suite they use the plastic tile strips and that put paid to the mould problem.

Can you not dig it out and put fresh in.


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I think if it is in really deep it won't come out but if it is fairly mild it will - I got rid of mould in my shower tile-grouting using a toothbrush and some bathroom cleaner (I think I used the "it really works..." Bath Power (the one with the irritating advert last year!) and a lot of scrubbing. Try any good cleaner though, but definately with a toothbrush - its just the right size to clean the grout and not just the tile next to it!
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we've found cut mouldy sealant out with stanley knife and apply new stuff is only way.
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You can mix 1 part of Vinegar (try to use white vinegar) with 2 parts of water and clean the shower with that. After a few times the mould will be gone.....
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When cleaning one of my many student flats for the deposit return inspection I found that an old toothbrush and neat bleach did the trick - I think it possibly rots the sealent eventually but should be ok if you rinse it off well.
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You can mix 1 part of Vinegar (try to use white vinegar) with 2 parts of water and clean the shower with that. After a few times the mould will be gone.....

Can I do the same for the mildew (not sure if its fungus or anyother such thing) on the window sealant? My window near the basin has mildew on the sealant and I have just tried a weak toilet bleach and it does not come off. I am going to try the vinegar. But will the vinegar work?
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Old 01-09-2005, 10:43 AM
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I got mouldy sealant but after all the srubbing the thing is now hanging off! Does all sealant do that or is it just a bad sealant I got?
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The best sealant to get is Tremco Tremsil 600 its for outside sealing
around UPVC frames for the glazing community and its UV resistent
and low modulus(contains no acetate) so wont stink the place out.
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Question Bathroom mould

I'm sure I've seen this question before, so please direct me/move if neccessary.

I have black mould on the silicone edging of my bath and because I have gold type fittings I cannot use bleach to get rid of it.

Any help on how to remove it would be great.

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Hi

The mega index cleaning section has advice, it might not be specific to you but I'm sure you could adapt it to suit?
You can also have a look at THIS under bathrooms and post 5 to see if it helps.

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In my experience, on silicon type sealant once mold sets in, you're facing a losing battle. My advice would be to cut it all out with a Stanley knife & re-seal it. Half hour job to remove the sealant, 8 for a new tube of it. It isn't difficult, honest!
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Had a go at the site you mentioned arkonite_babe but it didn't work - so it looks like I've to follow bunking_off's plan!

Thanks for the help!
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Hi 1sttimer,

Are either of these threads the one you were thinking of?

How do you remove mould from bathroom sealant

Mildew

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Default black mould on shower sealant!

hells bells! mother in law comming for first time in 3 yrs tonite - can't get rid of the horrible black mould round some of the shower tray sealant. heard somewhere that bicarb does the trick, but pasted some on last night and it still hasn't come off today.

any hints greatfully appreciated!
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I don't think anything actually removes it - well nothing iVe tried has anyway....I've resorted to a new tube of sealant and guess what I'm up to this weekend!!!
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I don't think anything actually removes it - well nothing iVe tried has anyway....I've resorted to a new tube of sealant and guess what I'm up to this weekend!!!
Pooky, had the sinking feeling i was going to have to resort to the same. think i might just tippex over it for this weekend then! thanx!!
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Yeah, on tile grout you can use a paste of bicarb and vinegar - but the rubber sealants - most people have said that replacing it is the only real option.

edit: You could try asking on the In my Home forum because someone there might know of something.

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Hi gentlepurr,

Welcome to MSE There are lots of ideas on these older threads:

Advise need on how to remove mould from bathroom sealant

Mildew

I will merge your thread into one of them later today.

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thanx all!
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