Asked on Jul 8, 2019

How can I remove black mold, mildew, fungi from painted woodwork?

VimarhonorLynn SorrellLifestyles Homes


I have black mold, mildew, fungi or something covering painted woodwork on screened in porch area.Steam, vinegar, Wet n Forget & power washing has failed to remove. Any suggestions?

4 answers
  • Kathy Gunter Law
    Kathy Gunter Law
    on Jul 8, 2019

    The vinegar should have killed the spores but the evidence remains. You can bleach the evidence off. Also, my husband did a job for a lady and he purchased a mold removal product from Lowe's.

    • Kathy Gunter Law
      Kathy Gunter Law
      on Jul 8, 2019

      I would use Clorox as the last resort but you can use it effectively. Definitely dilute it if that's the product you use. There's a fairly new product "30 seconds" that isn't as strong as Clorox, read up on it. Also a few industrial cleaners that have bleach in them. Be careful if you have any plants nearby because anything with chlorine bleach will damage them.

  • Lifestyles Homes
    Lifestyles Homes
    on Jul 8, 2019

    ZEP mold killer from HD. It’s strong and you’ll need to wear old clothes and face protection.

  • Lynn Sorrell
    Lynn Sorrell
    on Jul 8, 2019

    bleach kills mold removes the staining it leaves behind

  • Vimarhonor
    on Jul 10, 2019

    Hello, Ive have used a bathroom bleach spray cleaner on mold seen on furniture, drywall walls and misc items( bottom of ping pong table) . My garage is unusually humid with certain areas have poor circulation and this works quite easily. Could your woodwork tolorate a spray bleach formula?

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