Did you know inhaling mold and other chemicals can affect your health in the long run? That’s why it’s important to be on top of your mold and tough stains game! Whether you live in an apartment or landed property in Singapore, maintaining a clean living environment is key. Besides, stains – no matter how tough – on walls can be unsightly too. We have specially curated this piece to assist you or your part-time cleaner tackle these issues with the right techniques and tools. Let’s get to scrubbing out the stubborn mold and tough stains together! 

1. Understand the Problem

Before diving into a solution, we first have to find out the cause. It’s important to understand the nature of the mold and tough stains. For the unbeknownst, mold thrives in damp, humid environments, and can cause respiratory issues and allergies. Stains on walls, however, can be caused by food, drinks, smoke, markers or crayons. Whatever the reason, it can penetrate deep into the paint, making stain removal a difficult process. Once you’ve identified the cause and type of mold or stain, you can select the most effective cleaning method. 

2. Prepare the Area

As you will be dealing with chemical solutions, it’s important to protect yourself and the room you’re in. Wear gloves, a mask and goggles to protect yourself from mold spores and chemical exposure. Then, ensure your room is well-ventilated by opening the windows and doors. Lastly, remember to cover the floor or furniture with plastic sheets or old newspapers. 

image of mold on wall

3. Clean Mold from Walls

If you’re cleaning mold from walls, here’s a step-by-step approach to follow to effectively remove them:

What You Need: 

  • White vinegar or bleach 
  • Water
  • Spray Bottle
  • Scrub or sponge 
  • Protective gear 


  1. Mix one part vinegar with one part water to create a cleaning solution. (you can also use a solution of one cup of bleach and mix it with water for more severe mold).
  2. Pour the solution into a spray bottle and spray generously onto the moldy area and let it sit for about 15 minutes.
  3. Use a scrub or sponge to clean the mold off the wall. Apply more or less solution accordingly. 
  4. Rinse the area with clean water and dry thoroughly with a cloth. Ensure the wall is completely dry to prevent mold from returning.
image of grease stains

4. Remove Tough Stains from Walls

If you’re looking to remove tough stains from walls, you must understand that different stains require different approaches. Here’s how to tackle all of them: 

What You Need: 

  • Baking soda
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Dish soap
  • Magic eraser or sponge


  1. For grease stains, make a paste of baking soda and water. Then, apply the paste to the stain, let sit for a few minutes, and then scrub with a sponge.
  2. For food and drink stains, mix a few drops of dish soap with water. Then, apply the concoction to the stain and scrub gently. For stubborn stains, use a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water.
  3. For crayon or marker marks, use a magic eraser or sponge to scrub off the marks. Alternatively, a mixture of baking soda and water can help.

5. Preventive Measures

To prevent mold and stains from reappearing it is important to use dehumidifiers and ensure good ventilation to control humidity, especially in toilets and kitchens. Remember to wipe down walls regularly with a mild cleaning solution and fix any water leaks promptly to prevent damp conditions that encourage mold growth. 

Final Thoughts

Although cleaning in itself may seem like a daunting task, using the right techniques can change everything. Also, if it’s too difficult for you to do it yourself, you can always opt for a part-time cleaner in Singapore to help you maintain the cleanliness of your home. Always remember to put your health and comfort first!