How to remove mould from walls without damaging paint

Person cleaning mouldy wall with spray and sponge
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Keen to find out how to remove mould from walls without damaging paint? You wouldn't be alone. 

Mould is ugly, unhealthy and needs to be dealt with quickly if you want to prevent it damaging your home and your health. The longer you leave the job of mould removal, the worse it will get and the further it will spread. For this reason, the minute you spot even the smallest patch of small black dots appearing on a wall you need to get on the case and start cleaning.

There can be a host of different reasons why mould is appearing on your walls — with condensation and leaking pipes being amongst the most common.

Jimmy Englezos
Jimmy Englesoz

Jimmy is senior product manager for Woodcare at Ronseal. He is responsible for ensuring that all of the products in the Ronseal Trade range perform as intended and deliver the results tradespeople require. He works closely with the Ronseal Trade research and development team to inform product updates and new innovations and provide professionals with a selection of reliable products for use across all jobs.

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.