Black mould stains in the bathroom? BAM! Read this Blast Away Mould Remover review
If your bathroom’s damp or doesn’t have good ventilation then I’m guessing your bath and sink sealant may have black mould spots.
Hey, don’t be embarrassed…
Mould is common in most households.
Everyone wants to find an easy way to get rid of it.
This Blast Away Mould Remover review is for you!
Thriving in damp places and flourishing when left unattended – mould’s an eyesore to look at.
Plus, mould can be dangerous. It comes in thousands of different strains and produces allergens, irritants and sometimes, toxic substances. If you inhale or touch the mould spores, it may cause an allergic reaction such as sneezing, a runny nose, red eyes or a skin rash.
Typically found in the kitchen, bathroom and basement in places such as window frames, outdoor storage, fridge and washing machine seals, tile sealant, shower curtains and walls.
It’s pretty much anywhere that’s:
- has high humidity levels
- cold surfaces on which moisture condenses
- poor ventilation
Fortunately, Kilrock decided to find a solution.
What is Kilrock?
Kilrock’s a UK manufacturer which makes and distributes over 40+ useful household products sold by many of the UK’s top retailers.
“The One that Works”
Established without relying on commercial gimmicks, Kilrock has the best form of advertising – loyal customers.
“Premium formulations with great performance that generate loyal customers, is what we’re all about.”
What’s Blast Away Mould Remover?
Blast Away Mould Remover (aka “BAM“) is available as a spray and a brush on gel. It removes black and brown stains caused by mould, as well as mildew, fungus and algae stains on interior and exterior surfaces. Its professional strength formula effectively kills bacteria and leaves surfaces white as new:
500ml Spray – cleans and freshens, removing stains from all surfaces including outdoor plastic furniture, pots, ornaments, walls and balconies
- 250ml Brush On Gel – the gel consistency makes it easy to target areas of concentrated mould build-up; ideal for use on tiles, grout and silicone sealed joints in your bathroom and kitchen
One bottle treats approximately 3 square metres of wall or 8 square metres of tiled surface.
How to use Blast Away Mould Remover in 4 easy steps
- wipe clean the surface
- use the Spray (from a distance of 10cm) or Brush On Gel to target the mould, fungus and mildew stains
- leave Blast Away Mould Remover on the target area for approximately 15 minutes
- rinse the area and wipe clean
You may need to repeat the above steps for heavily stained areas, but generally, even after five minutes, you’ll notice the difference.
What’s it like using Blast Away Mould Remover?
When I was asked to review Blast Away Mould Remover, there were a few surfaces in my house that immediately came to mind. Yes, hands up, I’m one of those people with mould in their house. I’d tried to get rid of the stains (around the bath and sink) several times before but the dark mould spots were there to stay. Even if I’d replaced the sealant, the mould would’ve eventually returned as bathrooms are naturally damp and humid. I needed to kill the mould and make the sealant white again.
I had high hopes for Blast Away Mould Remover!
I decided to test BAM on the bathroom sealant and my nets.
Here’s what happened:
Removing black mould stains from bath and sink sealant
My first step was to wipe down the surfaces that had mould stains.
I then gently squeezed the BAM Brush On Gel until it showed amongst the bristles (the gel is clear in colour before use), and then wiped the brush over the bath and sink sealant. After 15 minutes, I wiped it off to see what, if anything, had happened – the sealant was already whiter in places, but wasn’t yet stain-free.
I put the gel back on the sealant and this time placed cotton wool over the gel to make sure it was concentrated on the stained area.
After another 15-20 minutes, the sealant was white and stain-free:
Removing black mould stains from nets
I was keen to test Blast Away Mould Remover on my old nets; one set in particular had black mould stains from condensation.
No one can see the mould as it’s covered by the backdoor curtains, but it’s enough that I know it’s there and it looks gross.
Kilrock warns against using BAM on fabrics due to its bleaching action.
That makes sense, but….
I had nothing to lose – my nets are very old and originally cream/white in colour (ie the same colour as bleached material), so I decided to take the risk and use BAM. If it caused the nets to disintegrate or become discoloured and patchy (which I’m guessing are the side effects of accidentally getting BAM on fabric), then it wouldn’t be an issue having to throw them away.
I rinsed the nets in my empty bath, before spraying both sides with the BAM Spray – paying particular attention to the header gathers in case the Spray didn’t properly cover the folds and the thread.
I returned to check it after about 20 minutes.
I was shocked – the areas sprayed with BAM had become a browny yellow colour.
Fortunately, the odd colouring easily rinsed out.
As you can see from the photo on the right, the black mould had gone but the net didn’t look fresh and clean – there were still some dark areas, particularly on the header threads.
I re-sprayed BAM and left it for another half hour.
This time after rinsing the net, it looked as good as new (see the photos below).
The shadow in the photos make the net header look slightly cream in colour, but in daylight it looks the same white/cream colour as the rest of the net – if you consider how black it was, it’s a pretty awesome result!
Where can you buy Blast Away Mould Remover?
BAM’s a quality product that’s good value for money.
That’s a great price for a product that works well.
Note: this review is a general resource, not intended to be professional advice.
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