How to Keep Orange Stains in a Shower From Appearing on a Ceiling

Mold is a variety of fungus that ranges in color from black to orange to white.
Shower curtains can develop mold quickly.Shower curtains can develop mold quickly.
Orange mold needs water to survive and is therefore attracted to moist areas of your home that may not always get enough air ventilation. Bathrooms become perfect places to settle. Once orange mold begins to grow inside your shower, it easily spreads to your bathroom ceiling. Work to prevent this as soon as you notice the growth.

Step 1

Spray the mold with a solution of 1 part bleach to 10 parts water to completely remove it. Let the solution sit on mold in the shower for 10 minutes before scrubbing it up and rinsing. Removing the mold is the first and most important step to ensure it doesn’t spread.

Step 2

Turn on your bathroom ventilation fan during every shower or bath. This will help move the moisture out of your bathroom so the walls and ceiling can dry off faster.

Step 3

Close the door and open the window after a shower or bath to encourage moisture to move outside the room.

Step 4

Squeegee water off shower walls into the shower floor and down the drain to dry out the shower and prevent mold growth.

Step 5

Open the shower curtain after every shower so the entire curtain can dry.

Things You Will Need

  • Bleach
  • Spray bottle
  • Scrub brush
  • Squeegee

About the Author

Kaye Wagner has been working in the fields of journalism and public relations since 2006 and is a recipient of a National Hearst Award. She is particularly interested in home-and-garden projects, as well as beauty and fashion writing. An avid traveler, she also writes travel reviews and guides. Wagner earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Brigham Young University.