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Old 10-27-2003, 02:29 AM
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I use a home-made formula instead of expensive cleaners which seems to really work wonders in the bathroom:

1/2 cup baking soda
1/3 cup ammonia
1/4 cup vinegar (white)
7 cups warm water

Mix together, ADDOMG WATER FIRST, pour into spray bottle and use as any other cleaner. KEEP AWAY FROM BLEACH!!!

I find this works really well and might help you. Let me know.

Mary G.
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Old 10-27-2003, 04:55 AM
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Several years ago my sister, her husband and their two kids lived with us and her husband loved to go in the bath, lock the door and let it steam up at least half hour no ventilation in there and I got this awful mildew on the ceiling. We ended up cleaning it with bleach, water and a sponge mop, let it dry and then repainted with that paint primer mentioned earlier in the thread, and then regular paint over it (semi gloss). It has never come back and neither will the bil (now x ). For my shower stall which is tile, I spray every couple days with a solution of Dawn dishwashing liquid (just a cpl. good squirts) 1/4 cup Clorox bleach and the remainder water in a 32 oz. squirt bottle. It cleans and kills mildew spores. I've been using this for almost a year now. I do want to issue a warning here though: Only use Dawn. Other soaps like Palmolive have a warning about mixing with bleach.

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Old 02-13-2009, 08:31 AM
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These are wonderful tips ladies!
We rent a place, and it has a fan in it, but that did not help much when the roof leaked water into the textured walls and flat ceiling.
Since I have a health issue with mold, I turn on the ceiling fan and spray the area with Lysol. This has helped to combat the mold spots, so did having the roof rebuilt (no easy feet, since it is a a multilevel roof).
When it is time for us to move, I will now have an idea of where to go, and what primer and paint to use.
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:01 PM
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We have been getting mildew in our bathroom for the last few years. Can't get it to come off. We do have a ventilation fan.
I am going to try the homemade spray since I am allergic to many cleaners.
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Old 02-22-2009, 03:46 PM
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Lots of times if you get rid of the orginal stain,painting with a oil based primer or paint will keep it from coming back. then paint the whole wall etc. with whatever you wish, flat paint etc.
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