How Do You Remove Mold From Furniture?


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To remove mold from hard furniture, put on protective gear, vacuum and scrub the furniture, and spray it with bleach. The supplies you need are gloves, a mask, goggles, a vacuum, a brush attachment, detergent, a spray bottle, water, a bucket, towels, mineral spirits, bleach and clean cloths.

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  1. Put on protective gear

    Put on long rubber gloves, a mask and safety goggles.

  2. Vacuum the furniture

    Remove all visible mold growth with a vacuum fitted with a soft brush attachment.

  3. Apply detergent

    Pour equal parts ammonia-free detergent and water into a bucket. Agitate the mixture with your hands. Scrub the furniture with the detergent solution and a cloth. Dip another cloth into the water, wring it out and wipe away the detergent. Dry the furniture with a towel, and rinse the bucket.

  4. Spray the furniture with bleach

    Pour a gallon of water into the bucket, and add 1/4 cup chlorine bleach. Mix the solution, and pour it into a plastic spray bottle. Spray the furniture with the diluted bleach, leave it on for six hours, and then move the furniture outside. Let it dry in the sunlight, and then inspect it. If the furniture has a dull film on it, wipe it with a cloth soaked in mineral spirits.

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