How to Remove Mould from Wood Furniture

Warm and moist places are great environment for mould or mildew growth.  These tenacious spores usually grow on organic materials such as leather, paper, natural fibers and wood. It is not excluded mould to appear on inorganic surfaces if the surface is covered with organic matter such as food or soil. If you don’t take proper care of your wood furniture, it is very likely mould problems to occur, especially if the piece of furniture is placed in a room with high level of moisture.
The best way to prevent mould growth on your wood furniture is by eliminating the dampness and by cleaning the furniture on a regular basis. However, if mould occurs on your wooden furniture, consider following these steps, provided by cleaners Bow church, to deal with the problem.
Instructions

  1. A musty odour might be a sign for mould problem. If you sense such odour that reminds you of mould, determine its source as soon as possible. If it comes from your wooden furniture, tend to the problematic area immediately in order to save the item from getting permanently damaged.
  2. Mix 3 parts of water and 1 part of mild detergent, then saturate a clean cloth in the solution. Squeeze out the excess liquid from the cloth and wipe the affected area to remove the mould from it.
  3. Wipe the cleaned surface of the furniture with a clean cloth dampened in plain water, then dry immediately with a dry rag. Make sure that the surface is thoroughly dry before proceeding to the next step.
  4. If white, greasy film left after the mould removal, take care of it with a good furniture cleaner, as it can cause mould to reappear. Once you have removed the film, wax the furniture to restore its protective wax cover that has been stripped during the cleaning.
  5. To remove mould from the wood under the finish, use a mixture of 1 part of chlorine bleach and 5 parts of water. Once the mould has been removed, rinse the area thoroughly with fresh water and wipe dry.
  6. If possible, take the cleaned furniture outside in the sunlight to eliminate the source of mould. Let the furniture sit in sun for about 2 hours before taking it inside. Wait for a clear day, with very little humidity in the air to execute this step. After all, the purpose of this is to eliminate the mould, not to encourage it.

 


January 11, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning

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