A warm and humid environment is heaven for mold growth. We can see the mold on the surface of the wood because the woods can absorb moisture quickly. And how to remove the mold from the wood material. If you are interested in this question, keep reading.
If the affected area is within 10 square feet, you can deal with mold by yourself by using household cleaning. Unless it's black mold, that is a toxic mold. If you can't identify the black mold and other species black in color, you can ask the professional for help. Because toxic black mold is harmful when inhaled, so you shouldn't touch it.
There are several tips you can use to remove the mold in the woods.
Step1: Wear protective equipment
You should care for yourself to deal with the mold because it will be dangerous if you inhale or ingest the toxic mold. Therefore, you should wear goggles, a facial mask, and rubber gloves during the cleaning.
Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter to suck up the loose mold spore on or near the affected area. Vacuum this area and dispose of the vacuum content outdoors. Ensure the vacuumed material is sealed in a plastic bag so no mold spore escapes.
Step3: Clean off mold
As long as mold is not penetrated deeply into the woods, you are possibly to kill it. And how to remove mold from the woods? Simply, you can use a dishwasher and warm water, add one teaspoon of soap into the water-filled spray bottle, and shake it. Spray it on the affected area, and use a soft-bristled brush to scrub away the mold gently. Sop the excess water by using a sponge, and dry it thoroughly with a towel.
If it doesn't work, try using distill with 80% vinegar, put them into the spray bottle with an equal portion, spray the solution on the mold area. Let the solution dry for one hour, then wipe the surface of the mold with a moist cloth and dry it by using a dry towel.
If the above ways all fail, mold remains. It's time to take out the borax, an alkaline mineral salt cleaner and much safer than bleach. Mix the spoon borax with a cup of water, apply this solution to the mold with a soft-bristled brush. Scrub the mold away and left the solution in the woods as much as possible. While run the fan or dehumidifier to ensure the wood surface is completely dry, with the borax still under the surface.
Step4: Sand the woods
These clean solutions are supposed to solve your mold problem. However, if there are still some stubborn traces left under the surface, using the last approach: sanding. Use 100-grit sandpaper to rub out the affected area, but be careful not to rub too much of the surrounding area. And repeat Step2, clean the dust and the loose mold spore.