Is there a way to remove mildew off of a painted wall without bleaching/stripping the paint?
April 9, 2006 1:18 PM Subscribe
MildewFilter: Is there a way to remove mildew off of a painted indoor wall without bleaching/stripping the paint?
posted by spiderskull to home & garden (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We have old windows in our apartment which allows moisture to build up around the edges, and mildew to thrive. I've tried using Lysol and a mildew remover from Zep, but both stripped off some of the paint.
A wet cloth gets some of the mildew off, but leaves me feeling a bit unsettled about whether or not the area is really sanitized.
I've found a few resources
, but none of them guarantee that the paint will not lose its color (and I have every intention of keeping my security deposit).
I'd appreciate any homebrew solutions (no pun intended)!