How to Remove Mold from Bare Wood
- 1). Put on rubber gloves, protective goggles, a respirator and old clothing that can be discarded or immediately laundered. This will protect you from airborne mold particles, which can be harmful if inhaled.
- 2). Dampen the moldy area to reduce the number of airborne mold particles. Saturate the mold by spraying it with plain water in a plastic spray bottle.
- 3). Scrub the area on the wood where the mold is. Use a wet, stiff-bristled brush and scrub in small circles to remove as much mold as possible.
- 4). Remove any mold spores left after scrubbing with a stiff-bristled brush by sanding with medium-grade sandpaper. Sand in the direction of the wood grain until the discoloration from the mold spores is no longer evident.
- 5). Disinfect the bare wood with a solution of 1 1/2 cups of bleach to 1 gallon of water. Apply the solution by spraying it on with a plastic spray bottle or wiping it on with a clean cloth saturated with the solution.
- 6). Allow the disinfectant solution to air-dry on the bare wood; do not wipe it off with a cloth or towel.