Popcorn ceilings are a type of textured ceiling, which means that there are lots of nooks and crannies that need to be cleaned. Cleaning it and keeping it free of ceiling mold can be very difficult. Mold removal can seem like an un-winnable battle, but with the right tools and materials, you can banish mold from your popcorn ceiling forever without hiring a professional mold abatement company or using heavy chemicals.
What you will need:
▪ Anti-mold solution
▪ Rubber Gloves
▪ Spray Bottle
Step 1 – Preparation
Since you will be using an anti-mold solution, you need to ensure you are fully protected. Wear goggles and rubber gloves to prevent the solution from coming into contact with your skin. Use your duster or vacuum to remove any cobwebs or dust from your ceiling before working to get rid of the mold.
Step 2 – Making the Solution
You will now need to mix the solution used to clean your popcorn ceiling. Get your spray bottle and mix water and anti-mold solution according to product instructions.
Some solutions can let off some pretty 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 some anti-mold solutions are dangerous substances and you need to be very careful to avoid getting the substance in your eyes. You should never attempt this project without the necessary safety equipment.
Step 3 – Cleaning
Next you need to actually start cleaning the ceiling. Spray the anti-mold solution onto the affected area and leave it alone for a few minutes. You need to wait until the solution dries slightly before doing anything else.
Use your cloth dipped in water to wash away the mold stain and hopefully completely remove the mold. This may not work first time however you shouldn’t get too upset if not. Simply repeat the process until you get rid of the mold completely.
We don’t recommend bleach as it will wash away a mold stain but the actual mold remains, you just can no longer see it.
Anti-mold solutions can be found at many hardware stores. If you want to try a homemade solution for mold, here are some options:
Mix 3 parts vinegar to 2 parts water (such as 3 tablespoons vinegar to 2 tablespoons water, or for larger areas, 1 cup vinegar to 2/3 cup water) in a bowl or measuring cup. It won’t hurt to use full vinegar, but it’s not necessarily and diluting it with water saves resources and money.
Or try Hydrogen Peroxide 3% solution, if you get the food grade 35% thin it down with water.