Bathroom Ceiling Mildew Solution

How to remove mildew from ceiling pat mcdonnell paints“My bathroom ceiling has got mildew on it, when i wash it off it reoccurs a month or two later. Which paint product is best to solve this problem?” – Aoife

Materials Required:

  • Dulux Bathroom Paint  (Coverage 14 m²/Litre)
  • 1 x Deltec Gold Masking Tape
  • Fluxaf Mould & Mildew Stain Remover

Equipment Required:

  • 1 x Wooster 9” Sheepskin Sleeve
  • 1 x Wooster 9” Sherlock Roller Frame
  • 1 of 4-8ft Harper and green Extension Pole
  • 1 x Wooster 3” Silver Tip Paint Brush
  • 1 x Harper and Green Classic ½” Brush
  • 2  x Harper and Green 12 by 12 drop covering sheets

Preparation & Application:  

  1. Tape all fittings (do not loosen these) and sheet cover ground areas.
  2. Clean off mildew with Fluxaf Mould & Mildew Stain Remover & dry off.
  3. Apply one coat of bathroom paint to ceiling, allow to dry overnight.
  4. Apply second coat, leave to dry overnight so as to avoid steam damaging the paint finish.

Top Tip: Always remove masking tape after a few days, because the tape glue may dry and damage the fittings & windows.



  1. Vilem 19th September 2017 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    Great post, my bathroom is a terror for mould, nice to freshen it up before xmas.

  2. Iwana T 19th September 2017 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    How much is the masking tape and spray please

    • Orlaith @ Pat McDonnell Paints 20th September 2017 at 12:37 pm - Reply

      Hi Iwana! The Deltec Gold Masking Tape comes in three sizes, they are the 1”, 1 1/2” and the 2” – priced at €6.99 €8.99 and €11.99 respectively. The Fluxaf Mould & Mildew Stain Remover is €8.99. Hope this helps!

  3. Roni Fitzharris 26th July 2018 at 11:05 pm - Reply

    Hi there, I have a composite front door and I would like to change the colour. How do I go about this please.

    • pmpadmin 27th July 2018 at 12:15 pm - Reply

      Hi Roni, first we would recommend that you clean and lightly sand the door. Then, apply 1 2 3 primer from Zinsser. Once that has dried apply 2 coats of Dulux Weathershield Satin finish in your chosen colour.

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