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#1 Puffin

Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:40 PM

I have mould on my windows that I am about to clean. Can somebody tell me is there any particular type of vinegar I should be using? I have white vinegar, is this good enough or do I need to buy fermented vinegar?
I thought white vinegar was fine, then I read some forums about mould removal and they talked about fermented vinegar, so now am a bit confused!
The vinegar I have is just a bottle of home brand white vinegar if that helps.

#2 Pull Up A Beanbag

Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:05 PM

white is fine. if you sprinkle some bicarb first, you might have more luck with removing the mould stains as well.

#3 BetteBoop

Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:06 PM

The best vinegar is actually labelled as cleaning vinegar. It's more intense.

But slightly diluted white vinegar is fine. All vinegar is fermented. The difference is in the fermentation process.

#4 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:12 PM

I just use regular white homebrand vinegar - about $1.35 from Coles for 2L - if it's good enough for Shannon Lush, it's good enough for me original.gif

#5 greenthumbs

Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:14 PM

QUOTE (Mummyone1 @ 11/11/2012, 03:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just use regular white homebrand vinegar - about $1.35 from Coles for 2L - if it's good enough for Shannon Lush, it's good enough for me original.gif


#6 Puffin

Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:16 PM

Thanks heaps!

Off to get my sparkly window back...

#7 TheGreenSheep

Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:17 PM

QUOTE (Mummyone1 @ 11/11/2012, 03:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just use regular white homebrand vinegar - about $1.35 from Coles for 2L - if it's good enough for Shannon Lush, it's good enough for me original.gif

QUOTE (greenthumbs @ 11/11/2012, 03:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


#8 crackles

Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:24 PM

Watered down oil of cloves kills mould too

#9 AMPSyd

Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:04 PM

Silly question but do you water down vinegar before using. I'd love to clean the shower properly.

#10 librablonde

Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:11 PM

I get lots of window mould in this house and use homebrand white vinegar and Oil Of Cloves essential oil in a spray bottle and it really works. About 1/2 a teaspoon of clove oil to 1ltr of vinegar. Just shake it up and spray and leave it for a few minutes, then go back and wipe it off. You can buy clove oil from Coles and some pharmacies.

#11 whydoibother

Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:19 PM

just make sure the room is ventilated Spray it on and leave it it for a couple of hours.  It works wonders

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