Rid Your Bathroom Roller Blinds Of Mould and Mildew

Home & Garden Blog

Their ease of operation and effectiveness as privacy providers makes roller blinds extremely useful in a bathroom setting.  However, the humid environment can cause mould and mildew to form on the fabric, leaving your blinds looking stained and grubby.  Here's how to get rid of mould and mildew from your bathroom roller blinds. 

What you'll need

  • soft brush
  • vacuum cleaner with a soft brush hose attachment
  • lemon juice
  • salt
  • chlorine bleach
  • clean cloths
  • fabric freshener

How to do it

  1. Tackle mould and mildew as soon as you discover it on your bathroom blind to try to prevent it staining too deeply.  Take the blind down and clean it outside to avoid spreading the mould spores further around your house.  
  2. Begin by using a soft brush to flick the dusty surface mould away.  
  3. Next, use the soft brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner to suck up any remaining mould from deeper within the fabric fibres.  
  4. Use lemon juice to moisten any stained areas.  Spread salt over the lemon juice and then place the blind in the sun until it dries.  Rinse the blind thoroughly using clean, warm water.  
  5. If the stain is still there, make up a weak solution of warm water and household chlorine bleach.  Use a clean cloth to apply the solution to the stain and allow it to activate for approximately five minutes.  Rinse the blind thoroughly using clean, warm water.  
  6. Lemon juice is very good for removing odours, but if a musty aroma remains on your blind, try giving it a spritz with a good quality fabric freshener.    

Preventative measures

Mould and mildew thrive and spread in humid, damp conditions, which is why your bathroom is such a breeding ground for them. 

You can help to prevent mould and mildew from forming by keeping your bathroom well-ventilated.  If you have an extractor fan, always ensure it's turned on after you've had a bath or shower, or open windows to create a good airflow to remove moisture from the room. 

Don't roll up the blind while it is still damp.  Use a kitchen towel or a dry cloth to wipe down the blind and remove condensation, and then allow it to air dry completely before rolling it up.

In conclusion

If your bathroom blind is blighted by mould and mildew, don't despair.  Just follow the guidelines given above to clean and freshen-up your blind, as well as to prevent the problem recurring.

For further assistance, contact a local outlet, such as Blind Inspiration.


29 March 2016

Decorating and Your Home and Garden

Yo! My name is Lisa and I would like to welcome all you guys to my new blog. I was inspired to start this blog because I am tired of visiting people's homes and seeing the same old furniture and the same old designs in use. I used to have boring designs in my home and garden. However, all that changed when my friend Simon came to visit. Simon is a designer and property developer so he has a real eye for bringing out the best in any space. He gave me some top tips and helped me to transform my home and garden.