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Posted: 02/20/12 05:18pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Live in SC and mildew/mold is everywhere. Have problems with it on my outside porch (wooden furniture, cloth cushions). Any advice on how best to deal with it? Don't want to discolor the cushions, obviously!


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Posted: 02/20/12 05:41pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A mix of clorax bleach and water, 10% bleach, and spray it on. In Florida one could also hire companies to pressure wash / spray concrete surfaces.


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Posted: 02/20/12 06:08pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

According to my cousin who has a plumbing/airconditioning business, LYSOL is better to use than bleach. I've always used the bleach solution but he said bleach dries the mold out and that if exposed to moisture again can come back. He said the Lysol actually kills it. And Lysol won't "bleach out" fabric like bleach.


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Tea Tree Oil will work

Here are some other solutions (pun not intended)
http://blackmold.awardspace.com/kill-remove-mold.html


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also try Oxiclean in a thin solution and brush it on let it set for a few minutes and rinse it off. You'll see it working as you apply it.


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Posted: 02/21/12 02:43pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Go to America's Master Handyman, Glenn Haege's web site and check out what he has to say about the use of Concrobium Mold Control. It has many applications for eliminating mold.

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Gasoline and a match!

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I like to use the only ingredient contained in Oxi-Clean and dilute hydrogen peroxide with distilled water. For hard surfaces it's tough to beat dilute bleach in warm water.

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Posted: 02/22/12 10:03am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Canadian Rainbirds wrote:

Gasoline and a match!


OFLAO... Think Op just wanted to get rid of the mold & mildew, not the whole house SOFLAO ....

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Think gasoline and a match might do the trick, but could work too well!!! LOL! Will definitely follow the other pieces of advice! Thanks for the help.

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