How to remove damp stains from a ceiling?
Damp stains are common, especially in damp areas of the home such as the bathroom. We must quickly clean the traces of humidity on the walls and ceilings to avoid mold stains.
Here are some practical tips for effectively cleaning and removing damp stains from walls.
1. Remove a damp stain from a white painted wall
If the wall you need to clean is painted white then the trick with bleach is a good solution to remove traces of humidity.
- Add a few drops of bleach to a water-dampened sponge and gently rub the damp spot.
- Rub until the stain disappears and rinse with a new damp sponge to finish.
Above all, do not use bleach on a wall painted in color or on wallpaper to avoid damaging or discoloring the wall.
2. Clean damp spots on walls and ceilings with tea tree
If you are looking a 100% natural and effective trick to clean damp stains and even mold stains in a bathroom then Tea Tree essential oil is the solution to test!
- Add and mix one tablespoon in 2 cups of warm water.
- Spray the solution directly on the damp spot on the wall or ceiling and rub with a cloth.
- Scrub until the stain disappears and rinse with a damp cloth and water (use a soft bristle brush if needed).
This essential oil contains anti-mycotic properties and therefore ideal against traces of humidity and to prevent mold!
3. Remove damp spots on a wall with white vinegar
White vinegar is still very much used in our grandmother’s tips and tricks! This is why we once again use vinegar to do this trick against damp spots.
Here’s how to do this cleaning trick:
- Mix in a bottle 2 cups of pure white vinegar with 1 cup of clear water.
- Spray the solution on the traces of humidity on the wall and ceiling and leave to act for 1 or 2 minutes.
- Rub the stain with a sponge or cloth to remove everything.
You can also add a few drops of Tea Tree essential oil to this homemade cleaning solution for more efficiency.
4. Scrub damp spots on the ceiling with soda crystals
Another home remedy for damp spots, whether on the ceiling, on the wall or on the floor, is the one with soda crystals. Here’s how to do this trick:
- Add 1 cup of soda crystals to 4 1/2 cups of hot water.
- Mix well to dissolve the soda crystals and soak a sponge in the solution.
- Scrub and clean the traces of moisture on the walls and ceilings, rinse and repeat to remove everything.
Whichever trick you choose, it’s important to wear protective gloves and keep the room you’re cleaning well ventilated.
5. Wash a damp-stained wall with hydrogen peroxide
Another product that can be very effective and quick to detach a wall or ceiling stained with humidity and mold is hydrogen peroxide.
Depending on the severity of the stain you can add a little more hydrogen peroxide to this recipe:
- Mix 1 volume of hydrogen peroxide with 5 volumes of clear water.
- Spray the cleaning solution directly on the wet stains.
- Clean with a cloth, rinse with a damp sponge and dry the wall or ceiling.
You can also use this trick to clean the traces of humidity on a wallpaper.