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How to Remove Mold From Wood?

Going down to the basement to retrieve a piece of wooden furniture, it turns out that it is covered with mold. But fortunately, mold from wood can usually be eliminated, as long as it has not eroded the structural integrity of the workpiece.

The important thing to remember is that it is necessary to remove mold by disinfecting even wood. Always wear gloves when working with mold, and be sure to wash all cleaning materials that come into contact with mold.

Things you’ll need

  • rubber gloves;
  • hot water and soap;
  • sponge.


  1. Locate where the mold comes from and solve the moisture problem before cleaning the wood. Mold will quickly return if the root problem has not been addressed. Invest in a dehumidifier.
  2. Wear rubber gloves and make sure that the area where your work is well ventilated.
  3. Remove the surface mold by washing the wood with warm soapy water. Use sponges to rub vigorously, but be careful not to do so strong as to damage the finish of the wood.
  4. Rinse the soap with water and dry the wood with a clean white cloth.
  5. Mix a solution of nine parts of water and one part of bleach or use a special mold remover. Apply to the wood with a clean white cloth and allow to dry for at least twelve hours, so that it has time to kill the mushrooms. Rinse the wood with water and dry with a clean white cloth.

Author: Mr Wood

My name is Mark, I'm 29 and I have my own carpentry shop. About 10 years old, I like working with wood. I tried to make simple products, collected tools, read carpentry books. Nothing unusual, just a hobby. Sometimes it was even annoying. But as time passed, I came back with an even greater desire to build, assemble or learn something new.

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