Q. How do I get rid of mildew stains on my bathroom walls?

A.  Cleaning with soap and water will usually take care of mildew stains, but to kill mildew will require the aid of bleach.

Mix 1 part bleach with 11 parts water and, wearing rubber gloves, apply to affected area with a sponge. Rinse with a damp sponge then dry area with a soft cloth, getting out every last bit of moisture. Opening windows before a bath or shower will help prevent the moisture that causes mildew.