How can I get rid of mold on wood?

Left a planter on my wood floor resulting in a water ring with black (mold?) in it. Scrubbed with soap and water but still there. Any suggestions?

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  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 04, 2019

    Hello Debbie,

    Leave to dry thoroughly, (you could use Talc to draw out the water or even salt in a bowl nearby or sprinkle directly on top. You could use a bleach on the ring ( dip cotton wool in bleach and work around the area. Leave for a while - 10 mins, and clean off. Do the same with clear water and wipe away. You could call your Insurance provider and make a claim for accidental damage! You could call in a timber flooring company to make a repair.

    If all else fails, you could place a plinth over the area or a Ceramic tile, and replace the plant.

    Best wishes, Hope the above is of some help. There used to be a product that

    was called Ring -o-way that I used to by some years ago that might be of some help if still available, or you could try rubbing metal polish (yes, I know it sounds crazy, but I have used it on marked wood before now. I have also used Mayonnaise and salt mixed too.

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Aug 04, 2019

    I fear you will have to refinish your floor.

  • Lisa L Hall Lisa L Hall on Aug 05, 2019

    try WD-40. I used it on a water stain from a potted plant and it worked. The floor looks just like the original floor. It's been over 2 months and I still can't find where the stain was at.

    You just spray some D-40 on the area - I let mine set for a minute - then wipe it clean. It will make your floor really slippery so I just used my usual wood floor cleaner over that area after the WD-40 had dried and it's not slippery.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Aug 05, 2019

    Soak up any moisture with baking soda. Water stains are tough on wood floors. There are many products on the market, but it can be hard to blend it back in.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Aug 05, 2019

    Vinegar will kill mold spores. Once that is addressed, hydrogen peroxide might be able to remove the stains.