We know how frustrating it can be to have moldy wood. It’s so frustrating when your favorite piece of furniture is covered in ugly black spots or smells bad because it’s been sitting around too long without being cleaned.
You might not even realize that you’ve got a problem until the smell starts to get really bad and you start seeing black spots all over the place. It’s important to take care of this as soon as possible.
Thoroughly cleaning the mold will help prevent any further damage or growth of mold in the future. The sooner you remove that mold, the better. It’s a common problem that can be solved with the right guidance.
You can always call for professional help but luckily, there are some simple solutions you can try at home before calling in the professionals. Check out this step-by-step guide for removing mold from wood furniture.
The cleaning solutions you might want to use for the mold can be harsh to your skin or may cause a reaction when they come in contact with your skin. You must put on protective gear for your hands, eyes, and any other area you might think is sensitive like an open wound, etc.
You can use any cleaning solution to your liking but it should be powerful enough to detach the mold from the surface of your furniture. Some of the cleaning solutions you can choose from are bleach, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, or other fungi removal products.
Scrub and Scrub Again!
You have to really get in there and scrub the roots of the mold out from your furniture. Failing to do so will result in the regrowth of the mold and we surely don’t want that to happen.
Sand the Surface
Once you are done scrubbing the surface of your wooden furniture, you will see that the surface is now uneven and needs sanding. You will be needing sandpaper to sand out any uneven surfaces on your furniture and it may need some polishing as well.
Clean & Dry
After you are done removing the mold from your furniture’s surface, you have to clean the mess you have made and dry your furniture. This is a really important step because one main cause of mold on furniture is moisture and if you don’t dry it properly, the mold will regrow.
Cleaning up mold should not take hours out of your day or cost an arm and a leg but if you are still struggling with it, you should call for professional help.