How To Remove Mildew From Wood If The Wood Is Raw
Things you will need before removing mildew from wood:
- Liquid dish soap
- Hard bristled brush
- sandpaper (Optional)
You can use a bleach solution on finished wood, but it is not recommended. However, a stronger bleach solution will need to be used if you are tying to remove mildew from wood that is unfinished. If the wood is unfinished it is more than likely that the mildew has penetrated the wood since wood is a porous surface. It is for this reason necessary to use the stronger bleach solution to treat the mildew.
- To begin you will need to mix the liquid dish soap, water and bleach. The basic formula for this solution is 20 parts warm water, 1 part liquid dish soap, and 10 parts bleach, You will need to fight that urge to add more bleach if you are a person that really wants that mold gone.
- Once you have the bleach solution you can use a spray bottle to spray the affected area or you can simply apply the solution with the hard bristled brush. You will need to then scrub the surface of the wood until you feel you have removed all of the mildew from the wood. Allow the solution to air dry. You can repeat this method to ensure you have removed the mildew completely, but if you are truly struggling to remove mildew from wood there is always one more option to try.
- If the wood you are trying to clean is raw, you can use sandpaper to remove any of the mildew that has penetrated the surface of the wood. For this method all you will need to do is sand the wood until the mildew stain is gone.