How to Remove Mold From a Popcorn Ceiling

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  • 1 hours
  • Beginner
  • $0-70
What You'll Need
Face mask
Safety goggles
Rubber gloves
Spray bottle

A popcorn ceiling may be the best finish for your home, but cleaning it and keeping it free of mold can be very difficult. Popcorn ceilings are a type of textured ceiling, which means that there are lots of nooks and crannies that need to be cleaned. Eliminating mold on a popcorn ceiling can seem like an impossible battle, but with the right tools and materials, you can banish mold from your popcorn ceiling forever without hiring a professional or using heavy chemicals.

Step 1 - Preparation

Since you will be using bleach, ensure that you are fully protected. Wear safety goggles, a face mask and rubber gloves to prevent the bleach from touching your skin or its fumes into your lungs. Use your duster to remove any cobwebs or dust from your ceiling before eliminating the mold.

Step 2 - Making the Solution

Get your spray bottle and mix water and bleach together in equal quantities. Bleach releases nasty fumes, which is why you need to mix the solution in a well ventilated area. It's also important to open the windows when you are cleaning the ceiling with bleach.

Be aware that bleach is a dangerous substance. Be very careful to avoid getting it in your eyes. Never attempt this project without the necessary safety equipment.

Step 3 - Cleaning

Spray the bleach solution onto the affected area and leave it alone for a few minutes until the solution dries slightly.

Use your cloth dipped in water to wash away the mold stain. It may not work the first time; however, you shouldn't get upset. Simply repeat the process until you completely eliminate the mold. If the mold too stubborn and can't be removed, then simply make the bleach solution slightly stronger.

If you can't get rid of the mold using this technique, then you might need to seal and then re-paint the affected area. This is more difficult, which is why you will need to clean the area as quickly as possible.