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CLR Mold And Mildew Review 2024 – Pros, Cons & Final Verdict

CLR Mold And Mildew

Review Summary

Our Final Verdict

We give CLR Mold and Mildew a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Cleaning Quality: 4.5/5
Ease Of Use: 4.8/5
Price: 4.5/5

Mold and mildew grow in damp areas, typically in bathrooms and kitchens but potentially also in homes with poor ventilation. If you dry clothes on radiators or heaters in the home, this increases the chances of getting mold and mildew. And even if you can kill the mold spores, you will often be left with stains from the infestation. CLR Mold and Mildew Clear doesn’t kill the mold and mildew itself but is designed to easily remove the stains they can leave behind.

Application of CLR Mold and Mildew Clear is simple, and the cleaner is bleach-free, which means that your room will be free from the bleach smell present with other cleaners. Although you should still wear gloves and ensure the room is well-ventilated, it is safer to clean with. However, CLR Mold and Mildew is a little more expensive than some of its competitors, and it can take several applications to really make a mark on difficult stains.

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CLR Mold and Mildew – A Quick Look

  • Easy application using the spray bottle
  • Bleach-free cleaner is safer to use
  • Can remove stains left behind by mold and mildew
  • May take several applications for difficult stains
  • There are cheaper alternatives


Brand name: CLR
Product: Mold and Mildew Clear
Cleaner Type: Liquid
Volume: 32 fluid ounces
Primary Ingredients: Water, lauramine oxide, C9-11 alcohols ethoxylated

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EPA Safer Choice Program

The EPA Safer Choice Program aims to tackle pollution while also certifying those products that use safe ingredients. CLR Mold and Mildew is a bleach-free cleaner. This means that there is less danger of polluting standing water and the environment around you, but it also means that there is no bleach smell pervading the room after you’ve cleaned.

It is still recommended that you were gloves and ensure good ventilation in a room when cleaning, but bleach-free cleaners like this are less likely to cause negative and inverse reactions when used.

Use It on a Variety of Surfaces

Bleach can be corrosive to some surfaces, as well as having the potential to cause respiratory problems in some people. CLR’s bleach-free formula can be used on a wide variety of surfaces including tiles, ceramic, hardwood, plastic, rubber, wood, and fiber glass, as well as grout. This means that it can be used to clean walls, showers, baths, sinks, and other surfaces around the home.

Because it can be used on a wide range of surfaces, it means that you don’t need multiple cleaning products for multiple rooms and multiple uses.CLR Mold And Mildew easy application

Easy Application

The cleaner comes in a foam spray bottle with a pump trigger handle. Spray the cleaner on the surface you want to clean, leave it for up to 10 minutes, and then use a damp cloth to wipe the cleaner away and leave a fresh, clean surface.

Not for Use on Stainless Steel

While CLR Mold and Mildew can be used on a lot of different surfaces, it shouldn’t be used on stainless steel and other metal surfaces. This is similar to bleach-based cleaners and the cleaner can cause damage and corrosion to the metal, especially if it is left on too long.

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FAQ on CLR Mold and Mildew

Does It Remove Mold and Mildew?

Strictly speaking, CLR Mold and Mildew is a stain cleaner rather than a mold and mildew remover. Some users have reported that it helps remove small amounts of mold and mildew, but this isn’t really its primary intended use.

Does It Contain Bleach?

One of the benefits of CLR Mold and Mildew is that it is a bleach-free cleaner. It uses alcohol and other cleaning solutions to remove stains. Because it doesn’t contain bleach, CLR doesn’t leave the pungent smell of bleach-based cleaners, although it is still advised that you wear protective gloves and ensure that the room being cleaned is well-ventilated before you begin.

Can You Use CLR Mold and Mildew on Walls?

CLR Mold and Mildew are deemed safe for use on a variety of surfaces including fabric, wood, concrete, brick, paint, and glass. As long as your wall or wall covering is made of these materials, it should be perfectly fine to use the cleaner.

You can do a spot test first, which means applying the cleaner to a very small area that is out of sight. Allow the cleaner to sit for 10 minutes and wipe it away. Look for any signs of damage or other problems, and if it is clear, you should be good to use the cleaner on the rest of the area.

What the Users Say

CLR Mold and Mildew gets generally positive reviews from most buyers and users. Buyers say that it is easy to apply, thanks to the spray bottle and pump trigger, but there are some users that have said they have to leave it for longer than the recommended 10 minutes and need to use several applications before they get the results they are looking for.

Some buyers have also commented on the fact that it has a higher price than some other cleaners. However, users are complimentary about the fact that it is bleach-free and that you don’t have to vacate a room after cleaning it.

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Mold and mildew stains can be tricky to get rid of, even if you have dealt with the problem itself. CLR Mold and Mildew is a bleach-free cleaner that is easy to apply and does not leave the same noxious smell associated with bleach-based cleaners. However, it can take a few applications and is a little on the expensive side when compared to some other similar cleaners.


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