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    • calleyw
    • By calleyw 20th Jun 05, 10:00 PM
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    • #2
    • 20th Jun 05, 10:00 PM
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    • 20th Jun 05, 10:00 PM
    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.


    Yours

    Calley
    Last edited by calleyw; 20-06-2005 at 10:07 PM.
    • gemmaj
    • By gemmaj 21st Jun 05, 1:34 PM
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    • 21st Jun 05, 1:34 PM
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    • 21st Jun 05, 1:34 PM
    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!
  • blue-kat
    • #4
    • 21st Jun 05, 3:12 PM
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    • 21st Jun 05, 3:12 PM
    we've found cut mouldy sealant out with stanley knife and apply new stuff is only way.
    -
    blue-kat
  • sellparttime
    • #5
    • 22nd Jun 05, 8:12 AM
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    • 22nd Jun 05, 8:12 AM
    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.....
  • greenlogo
    • #6
    • 22nd Jun 05, 11:50 AM
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    • 22nd Jun 05, 11:50 AM
    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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  • itgirlinuk
    • #7
    • 31st Aug 05, 2:44 PM
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    • 31st Aug 05, 2:44 PM
    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.....
    by sellparttime

    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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  • Str4berr3
    • #8
    • 1st Sep 05, 10:43 AM
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    • 1st Sep 05, 10:43 AM
    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?
  • Mr Skint
    • #9
    • 1st Sep 05, 10:46 AM
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    • 1st Sep 05, 10:46 AM
    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.
  • 1sttimer
    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.

    Thanks.
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    • arkonite_babe
    • By arkonite_babe 28th Oct 05, 10:26 AM
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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.

    a_b
  • bunking_off
    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!
    I really must stop loafing and get back to work...
  • 1sttimer
    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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    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 30th Oct 05, 3:17 PM
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    Pink.
    Hi 1sttimer,

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

    How do you remove mould from bathroom sealant

    Mildew

    Pink
    • gentlepurr
    • By gentlepurr 10th Nov 05, 1:00 PM
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    gentlepurr
    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!
    • Pooky
    • By Pooky 10th Nov 05, 1:04 PM
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    Pooky
    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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    • gentlepurr
    • By gentlepurr 10th Nov 05, 1:09 PM
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    gentlepurr
    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!!!
    by Pooky
    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!!
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 10th Nov 05, 1:10 PM
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    squeaky
    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.

    In my Home
    Last edited by squeaky; 10-11-2005 at 1:13 PM.
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    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 10th Nov 05, 1:16 PM
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    Pink.
    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.

    Pink
    • gentlepurr
    • By gentlepurr 10th Nov 05, 1:24 PM
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    gentlepurr
    thanx all!
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