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5 Ways to Remove Mold on Furniture

An Uncomfortable Situation

Black mold is absolutely horrible and can do more than simply ruin the way your furniture looks. The stuff can cause serious health problems if you don’t deal with it right away and clean your furniture thoroughly. The most common household product used to get rid of this nasty mold is bleach, but even that could be toxic and do more harm than good.

So, here are our top five natural remedies for black mold on furniture.

The best ways to remove black mold without bleach:

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is more than effective on just mold, it can help to clear furniture of bacteria, fungus and viruses as well. In fact, it is so effective that people use it on kitchen appliances, bathroom fixtures, walls and floors as well. To kill mold you’ll need to put 3% concentrated hydrogen peroxide into a spray bottle and spray it all over the furniture. Wipe it down later and you’ll have mold-free furniture ion no time.

Vinegar

There’s a good chance you already have vinegar lying around at home. You probably didn’t know it was effective against mold. Vinegar is a sort of acid, although it is a very mild form of acid it can get rid of eight out of ten mold species. To kill different kinds of mold, you may need to add a little baking soda to the mix and apply it all over the affected area.

Baking Soda

Besides adding it to vinegar, you can use baking soda by itself to kill off any mold that may be forming on your furniture. Baking soda is also remarkably safe for use when you have pets or small children at home.

Tea Tree Oil

This mix is absolutely amazing on wardrobe furniture. You can mix a few drops in a cup of water and spray it over the furniture to clean it properly. You can also leave it on for some time to make sure it’s worked.

Borax

Borax is, of course, a chemical, so you may need to be a little cautious while using this. It is very effective and can be found in most fungicides, herbicides and household cleaners. You only need to be careful if you have pets or kids, since ingesting the stuff can be toxic. But it doesn’t let out fumes or gases that you can inhale and fall ill over. If applied carefully, it can be one of the best solutions for black mold over any surface. You can start by mixing one cup of borax with one gallon of water and spray it over the contaminated area. After the solution has had enough time to settle on the surface, you can use a sponge or scrub to wipe the furniture clean and get rid of the mold completely. Try using a small toothbrush or brush to get to the parts you find locked away in corners. Allow it all to air dry and disinfect the area before you clean it up.

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7 thoughts on “5 Ways to Remove Mold on Furniture

  1. My grandmother has some really old furniture that has mold on it. I figured that probably wasn’t safe, so I’m trying to help her remove it without having to throw out any furniture. I never would have guessed some of these methods, especially the tea tree oil. I’ll definitely try this out so thanks for sharing this.

  2. These were informative suggestions that have been proven overtime to solve these issues. Here at Eradicator Mold Remediation Services we assist clients by helping them determine what items may be restored and what items we strongly suggest should be destroyed. In regards to furniture, the quality of wood used, is a good indicator of what can be saved. Items that are made from strong solid wood most times may be restored as they are less porous than items made from cheaper materials that are hollow. One way of determining such is by knocking on the item to determine its destiny. Most importantly the items should not have suffered water damage. Once you follow the instructions suggested in this article and you remove the items from the area that has abnormal mold or remediate the affected area all should be well. Additional information can also be found at

    http://www.molderadicator.com/mold-diy/
    http://www.molderadicator.com/tips-for-controlling-mold-growth/

  3. Not all the mold is harmful but there will be some mold which can be harmful to your health. You should remove the source of moisture and repair the leaks if you don’t want mold to reappear again after removal.

  4. I was also facing the same issues since last year. There was a mold on my furniture and I was planning to replace it because that doesn’t look good and not safe also but then I saw Vinegar way for removing mold and it really worked now all mold has gone Thank you o much for this wonderful suggestion.

  5. I would also suggest wearing a mask over nose and mouth. I once sprayed a product in a moldy basement and ended up quite ill for almost 2 months. I haven’t been right since then.

  6. Very good point! Yes, you should always wear protection when trying to clean up mold yourself! When you are dealing with a larger mold issue you should have a professional take care of it. Especially if you are getting sick from the mold.

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