‘This is brilliant’ rave shoppers on the £10 buy that will stop black mould from ever coming back

A WOMAN who has been getting fed up with the mould along her windows coming back has found a savvy way to get rid of it for good.

Mould isn’t a good look for any house, but it’s not just about aesthetics as it can be dangerous to your overall health.

She was struggling to keep the mould at bay - but people shared their top hacks


She was struggling to keep the mould at bay – but people shared their top hacksCredit: Getty

Taking to the Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips Facebook page, she asked fellow homeowners for help.

She wrote: “Help! Mould!

“I have this situation in most rooms in my house where there seems to be mould growing around the windows on the walls.

“In this case the window is cracked next to it but that’s not the case in any other room.


“The paint is now starting to flake off. What can I do to get rid of the mould for good? We’ve tried before (hense the paint being cleaned off and the old cream paint underneath showing through) but it’s come back worse.

“Best mould cleaner for painted walls?

“Is there a special paint I now need to prime the wall with before painting white again?

“Any help is much appreciated as this problem is really getting us down.”

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People came to the comments section in droves to help the poor woman out and many claimed there were two products she needed to get the job done that would work for years.

Those two products were Astonish mould and mildew blaster and an anti-mould paint.

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Mould-resistant paint can work in two ways – some anti mould paints containing biocides that kill mould growth, while other paints contain advanced technology that prevents the moisture that leads to mould from gathering, reports Painters World.

It’s important to treat mould growing in the home as soon as you spot it as it can be dangerous to your health.

Mould grows by producing tiny particles called spores – these are airbound and can make it grow quickly in the house and also get into our airways.

The NHS states damp and mould in your home you’re more likely to have respiratory problems, respiratory infections, allergies or asthma. Damp and mould can also affect the immune system.

Thankfully. plenty of people came to her rescue.

One person wrote: “This stuff from B&M is brilliant.,” they said as they shared a picture of the Astonish mould and mildew blaster which you can buy for £1.49 in Asda.


According to silveroaksolicitors mould is a massive issue in British homes.

  • Privately rented households in England have damp, mould, or excessive cold in over half of homes (58%)
  • Of all the houses in England, 8% have some form of damp problem
  • Mould can effect your health, and the NHS estimates it could save £38 million per year on treating patients with damp and mould-related illnesses if damp problems in homes were rectified

She then added a picture of the Ronseal damp seal paint which she recommended using after the treating the mould and before decorating.

The product can be purchased for just £9.99 from Zoro.

And it seemed plenty of people agreed with the woman’s mould-busting hack.

Another commented: “Clean with sugar soap spray then apply Astonish mould and mildew spray using a washing up sponge then wipe the sponge over the mould and watch it disappear before your eyes when you have got it all of leave it on allow it to dry you ideally need a dehumidifier on after you have done it to collect the moisture in the room for a few hours and get the windowsill ones to these will collect moisture when your not using the dehumidifier then go to the DIY and get some mould resistant paint and paint over where the mould was and that should prevent it from coming back we’ve are having to do it in our bathroom and bedrooms.”

“Great stuff,” penned a third.

Meanwhile a fourth said: “Clean off again and  then use a anti mould/condensation paint. Two coats. Will last ages.”

“This is brilliant,” claimed a fifth.


Someone else added: “Astonish anti-mould spray.”

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The damp seal paint helps protect against mould coming back


The damp seal paint helps protect against mould coming backCredit: Ronseal