How to remove mould from ceilings: practical cleaning solutions plus expert advice to prevent its return

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Removing mould from a ceiling requires patience and the right products (Image credit: Rocky89/Getty Images)

If you're wondering how to get rid of mould from ceilings, you're not alone. Homes up and down the country experience this very issue and it's something experts are asked to provide advice for on a regular basis.

The good news is, although the location of ceilings can make mould removal a little more tricky, you can still used tried and tested techniques to banish it from your home.

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Andy Simms

With almost a decade of experience on the front line in construction as a multi-trader, Andy has extensive skills and knowledge to help tackle most problems in the home, including removing mould. 

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Henry Paterson

Henry Paterson is a cleaning expert and digital marketing manager at Housekeep.com, a home cleaning service agency that uses smart tech to match homeowners and companies with local cleaners and tradespeople.

Izabela Janiec

Izabela leads her team of cleaning experts by drawing on years of invaluable experience in customer service and the food industry. She appreciates the profound impact a clean environment can have on both physical and mental well-being.


Sarah Harley
Assistant Editor

Sarah is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Assistant Editor and joined the team in 2024. An established homes and interiors writer, Sarah has renovated and extended a number of properties, including a listing building and renovation project that featured on Grand Designs. Although she said she would never buy a listed property again, she has recently purchased a Grade II listed apartment. As it had already been professionally renovated, she has instead set her sights on tackling some changes to improve the building’s energy efficiency, as well as adding some personal touches to the interior.

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