On October 8, 2007, a reader asked the following question:
I have had a chase lounger in storage only now to find mold on the bottom skirt. How do I remove it? Thanks
How to Remove Mold from Furniture
Removing mold from furniture is probably one of the more harder tasks. You can’t exactly place your sofa in the washing machine. Not all furniture is saveable either.
If you suspect mold growth inside your chair or sofa, disposing of the piece entirely would be the safest action.
If mold growth is only in one specific area and does not smell:
- 1. Rent a HEPA certified vacuum and clean the area affected.
- 2. Then use a detergent/water mixture (add bleach if detergent does not contain ammonia)
- 3. Scrub the area well.
- 4. Rinse the fabric thoroughly.
- 5. Set the piece in a highly ventilated area where it can dry quickly within the first 24 hours to prevent mold regrowth.
Be sure to watch and make sure the mold does not come back.
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Joslyn from the MoldBlogger Team