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Wooden furniture care - mold/mildew

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badaboom Mon 05-Sep-16 20:00:50

I've recently moved and noticed some of my belongings esp. my solid wooden furniture have mold/mildew on them compared to the veneered ones. How do I best remove them. One of them is a pantry cupboard. Very noticeable when I opened the doors. I've read about vinegar. Do I repeatedly just spray vinegar and wipe them. Is this enough? I've already thrown away two of my tool bags as I can't be bothered to wash them in case it destroys my washing machine.

I thought I've aired the house enough ie 1/2hrs in the morning and windows open when cooking. Granted the house was still cold/drafty coming from the basement even with the radiator on. ANy tips for future upkeep before I start going down the veneer route.

badaboom Mon 05-Sep-16 20:02:03

The pantry cupboard is moldy at the back and inside. It's only one panel that is majorly affect. The rest are on the side bottom.

wallybrains Mon 05-Sep-16 21:48:13

I don't know of an exact mould remover for furniture but you could try this wooden furniture cleaner that may help?

painbadger Wed 07-Sep-16 15:46:01

I had some condensation mould on the bottom half of the back of very old victorian wooden drawers about 18 months ago - I used a diluted bleach solution and a cloth and dabbed away any mould spotting and let it dry thoroughly before putting any clothes back in the drawers. No sign of mould again.

PigletJohn Wed 07-Sep-16 16:54:39

What country are you in?

Mould will only grow in high humidity. In the UK mould and mildew in summer suggests a water leak.

In winter it is often condensation, in badly ventilated rooms or caused by wet washing or steamy cooking.

Some other countries are more humid.

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