Simple Recipe That Cleans Caulk without Scrubbing
The caulk around a kitchen sink or bathtub is very susceptible to mold, but it can be hard to scrub clean. This recipe with household ingredients makes it easy to clean mold without any scrubbing!
This magical paste kills and removes the mold.
What You Need
Mix It Up
Mix a little bleach with a little baking soda to create a paste. Use a disposable paint brush or something similar since the bleach can quickly ruin whatever you use.
Generously brush the paste onto your caulk.
Once you’ve adequately coated your mold with the paste, cover it with plastic wrap. This helps slow down the bleach from evaporating so it can really work its magic!
Let It Soak
Leave it on for a few hours, or overnight. Then remove the plastic wrap and rinse the paste. If your mold isn’t completely gone, simply repeat the process again. My nasty mold and mildew cleared up in one application!
So even if the mold comes back (which it will!), this process is so easy and painless that I don’t mind having to do it once or twice a year.
Eventually I’ll add some more caulk which may eliminate the need for this at all. But until then I’ll just use my magic mold paste. I made a large batch so I can clean the caulk in my bathtub too, so consider that when you’re mixing yours!
**Update-I did add more caulk and the caulk hasn’t gotten moldy since! Since the caulk was shallow, it allowed water to sit on the caulk. But once I added more caulk, there wasn’t a resting place for water anymore! So just a note to investigate the cause of the problem while you’re improving areas of your home too!
What methods do you use to clean mold or keep caulk from getting moldy in the first place? Do you have a natural mold cleaning recipe you care to share? Comment below and let me know!
Thanks for Checking In! ~Chelsea
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