What causes mould on wallpaper and how can you remove it?

mould on wallpaper
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Mould on wallpaper is not something anyone wants to find in their home — but it is a surprisingly common discovery, both by those living in old properties as well as owners of newer homes. 

In the case of wallpaper, it can be a little tricker to deal with than with other types of mould removal. It tends to follow that the more porous a surface, the harder it is to eliminate any kind of stain or mould, especially without damaging the material it has settled on. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.