The Best Mould Removers For Walls & Ceilings

Banish mould and mildew with confidence as we unveil our carefully hand-picked selection of mould removers
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Black mould can be troublesome and spread fast but by using a mould remover in the form of a spray or gel, you can easily eliminate it. Whether the mould is on your walls, ceiling or furniture, our hand-picked selection will stop it in its tracks and prevent it from spreading.

If it’s your first time tackling black mould in your home or business, we’ve put together an in-depth tutorial on how to get rid of it. Within this guide, you can follow each of the steps using any of our recommendations that are listed within our roundup.

Our hand-picked selection of mould removers features top-performing formulas chosen through our first-hand experience tackling black mould, testing and thorough research.

HG Mould Spray
Best Overall: HG Mould Spray
Dryzone Mould Remover & Prevention Kit
Best Complete Kit: Dryzone Mould Remover & Prevention Kit
Skylarlife Mould & Mildew Remover
Best Gel: Skylarlife Mould & Mildew Remover
Furniture Clinic Mould Remover Spray
Best For Furniture: Furniture Clinic Mould Remover Spray
Cillit Bang Black Mould Remover
Best All-Rounder: Cillit Bang Black Mould Remover
Pro-Kleen Mould & Mildew Remover
Best Value: Pro-Kleen Mould & Mildew Remover

How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates The Mould Removers

As we own several properties (rentals and Airbnb’s), we often have to tackle black mould. From our experience, it mostly occurs in the bathroom and areas where there is a lack of ventilation. However, regardless of how it was caused, black mould is relatively easy to remove when using an effective mould remover.

As you can see in the photo, we recently tackled mould upon some bathroom tiles and sealant using the HG Mould Spray. The formula got to work straightaway and for some areas, it didn’t even require any agitation either. It’s important to note that although this formula states that it’s for bathroom use, it also works great on walls, which we put to the test in the video below.

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During our ongoing testing, we analyse the formula’s effectiveness, ease of use, odour output and ability to prevent mould from reoccurring. We also test the mould removers in several applications that include the bathroom, on plaster walls and a range of other surfaces.

We posted a video on our YouTube channel where we tested our best-rated mould remover (HG Spray) and as you can see, it’s very easy to apply and from the before and after photos below, you can see that it certainly worked as all the black mould had been removed.

Before and After Photos:

best mould remover for painted walls

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best mould remover for walls

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To keep up our commitment to reviewing and testing the latest mould removers (for this article), we are continually testing the latest formulas from top brands in the UK. This means that when we notice a brand has released a new and improved mould remover, we will attempt to buy it and put it to the test (where applicable).

As well as our experience and testing of multiple mould removers, we also based our recommendations on the latest research and several factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the formulation, ease of use, compatible surfaces, effectiveness, ability to prevent the mould from reoccurring and value for money.

The Best Mould Removers

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1. Best Overall: HG Mould Spray

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By far the most popular and highly rated mould remover is the HG Mould Spray and we’ve had plenty of experience with it. According to the brand, it’s designed to remove all brown and black stains that are caused by mould, fungus and algae.

This particular formula has been around for many years but it has been recently improved to be even more effective. If you’ve used it previously, you may also notice that it has a new label too but it’s still the same highly-rated mould spray.

Pros
  • Helps to control the regrowth of mould
  • Effective upon plaster walls, tiles, silicone seals and much more
  • Strong bleaching effect
  • TUV approved
Cons
  • During testing, we went through multiple bottles fairly quickly
  • We had to wear a face mask due to the strong odour when using it in a small room

Overall, the HG Mould Spray is by far the best mould remover for the money and its popularity speaks for itself. However, to avoid disappointment, we would recommend purchasing multiple bottles because you may use it up quickly.

2. Best Complete Kit: Dryzone Mould Remover & Prevention Kit

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If you want to remove mould and also prevent it from reoccurring, the Dryzone Remover and Prevention Kit is a great option to consider. It isn’t the cheapest but it includes two eliminator sprays, one sanitiser spray, protective gloves and even a microfiber cloth. It’s a complete kit that’s fast acting and provides a protective shield against mould and mildew.

Pros
  • Fast acting formulation with results in just 3 minutes
  • Bleach based that’s ideal for a range of surfaces
  • Little to no scrubbing required
  • Easy to use and wipe clear
Cons
  • Most expensive solution within our roundup

To conclude, if you require a two-part system to treat areas of mould in your home, you can’t go wrong with this Dryzone kit. The only drawback is the price tag but when you consider all the contents, it actually offers great value.

3. Best Gel: Skylarlife Mould & Mildew Remover

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An alternative mould remover that’s not a spray formula is the Skylarlkife gel. It’s a popular formula that’s very versatile because it can be used on a range of surfaces but it works best when removing mould upon bathroom sealant.

Pros
  • Works great on tiles, window frames, bathtubs, wash basins and many other areas
  • Concentrated formula (150g tube)
  • Most effective when left to work for up to 8 hours
  • Doesn’t require any scrubbing
  • Available as a bulk buy pack
Cons
  • Doesn't instantly get to work (require multiple hours)

If you don’t want to use a spray but instead want the ability to precisely target certain areas of mould, the Skylarlkife gel is the perfect solution. Although it only comes in a 150g tube, it’s a concentrated formula that’ll treat large areas.

4. Best For Furniture: Furniture Clinic Mould Remover Spray

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The Furniture Clinic brand is well-known for its leather sofa cleaners but they also produce a range of other cleaning products such as this mould spray. It’s designed to be used upon all types of leather, fabric and wood and according to the brand, it can also help to prevent mould from reoccurring too.

Pros
  • Removes spores on contact
  • Eliminates mould odours
  • Gets to work within 15 minutes
  • Wipes clear with a slightly damp cloth
Cons
  • Relatively expensive when compared to the alternatives

To conclude, if you need to remove mould from fabric, leather or wood, this Furniture Clinic formula is a great option to consider. It’s also developed by a brand that specialise in furniture cleaning products for complete peace of mind.

5. Best All-Rounder: Cillit Bang Black Mould Remover

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Cillit Bang is a brand that needs no introduction because they are a leading brand within the cleaning industry in the UK. Their Black Mould Remover is a popular formula and according to the brand, it’s able to completely remove black mould without scrubbing. All that’s needed is for you to spray the formula onto the mould and leave it to work for 15 minutes.

Pros
  • Highly effective at removing mould, mildew and stubborn dirt
  • Ideal for use upon walls, grout, windows and sealant
  • Tested in accordance with EN 14476
  • Large 750 ml spray bottles that can also be recycled
  • Multiple bulk buy options available
Cons
  • Strong smelling (we wore facemasks during our testing of this formula)

Overall, the Cillit Bang Black Mould Remover is an excellent all-round option that ticks all the boxes. It’s also developed by a highly reputable brand that promises instant results for complete peace of mind.

6. Best Value: Pro-Kleen Mould & Mildew Remover

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Pro-Kleen is another brand that produces a range of cleaning products and one of the highly rated options they have to offer is this mould and mildew remover. It comes in a large 5-litre container (as well as a 750 ml spray bottle), which enables you to tackle large areas and keep it stored for any future use.

Pros
  • Removes all black and brown staining caused by mould
  • Doesn’t require any scrubbing
  • Prevents mould regrowth for up to 6 months
  • Takes 10 to 20 minutes to get to work
  • Very versatile formulation
Cons
  • Only available in a large bulk buy container

To conclude, the Pro-Kleen mould remover is highly effective and offers outstanding value for the money. When you consider the cost per 500ml, the Pro-Kleen formula can’t be beaten on price and it certainly won’t disappoint.

Conclusion

Not only is mould unsightly to look at, but it can also affect your health if it’s not treated. Therefore, we strongly recommend treating it with one of the mould removers listed above as soon as you can.

All of our recommendations listed above are suitable for all budgets and they are very easy to use. For peace of mind, after removing the mould, we would also recommend using an anti-mould paint on the walls or a sanitiser on any bathroom tiles or sealants to avoid it reoccurring. However, you should also look at why the black mould was there in the first place to stop it from reoccurring after it has been treated.

If you require further information regarding our mould remover recommendations, feel free to get in touch and we will try to provide our assistance where possible.

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