A conservatory provides ideal conditions for mould growth with condensation on the windows aiding mould development on the blinds. Mold will grow in warm, damp areas, and the living spores cling to fabrics and porous surfaces. The spores must be killed to prevent further mould development. Sprays and speciality mould-cleaning products are available at home improvement and grocery stores but a natural, non-toxic solution can be made inexpensively from household products.
Clear away any items near the conservatory blinds such as plant pots or furniture. Close the conservatory blinds.
Put on a dust mask. Brush off dry mould with a stiff-bristled hand brush.
Mix 6 tsp baking soda with 1 cup white vinegar in a small bucket. Add a few squirts of lemon juice and fill the bucket half full with warm water. The ingredients are natural cleaners that will not damage or stain fabric or wooden blinds. Cleaners with bleach will fade fabric colours.
Put on the rubber gloves.
Soak the terry cloth in the bucket of cleaning solution and wring until damp.
Wipe the mouldy areas on the conservatory blinds with the terry cloth. Continue until the mould is removed from the blinds.
Rinse the terry cloth under cold water and wipe away the residue of the cleaning solution on the conservatory blinds.
Leave the blinds pulled down until dry.
Open the conservatory door to allow for natural ventilation while drying.
Tips and warnings
- Open the conservatory door to allow for natural ventilation while drying.
Things you need
- Dust mask
- Stiff-bristled hand brush
- White vinegar
- Baking soda
- Lemon juice
- Rubber gloves
- Terry cloths