How to Remove Mold from Wood and Walls

How to clean and remove mold from wood and walls and keep it from coming back and it won't mess up your paint!

Having to Remove mold from wood and walls is not a fun task, but for the health of your family, it’s an important one.

We have had lots of rain and moisture in the past few years, and when your home gets humid or wet, mold can grow. We had it on some of our wood moldings, walls, and wood floors.

I’m going to show you the best way we found to remove mold from wood and walls, and keep it from coming back.

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What things can cause mold inside homes?

  • Humidity
  • Leaky Pipes
  • Condensation
  • Poor Ventilation
  • Flooding

The correct way to clean up the area and prevent it from returning is not what most people do. Most people quickly grab the bottle of Clorox to remove mold, thinking it will kill everything, but it doesn’t. Mold will actually feed on the Clorox. It will return over and over again and can be a vicious cycle. Using Clorox will also harm the paint, especially if you are trying to get it off of sheet rock.How to clean and remove mold from wood and walls and keep it from coming back, and it won't mess up your paint!

Above is an example of some mold growing on paneling after a water leak. It was there for over a month when we found it, hiding behind some things propped against the wall. I wanted to make sure we didn’t take the paint off when we cleaned it, so here is how we did it safely.

There are 2 products you will need to remove mold.

We found them at our local Home Depot:

How to remove mold and keep it from coming back - and it's not Clorox!

To see the final results and the rest of this post, visit Real Housemoms 

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3 Responses

  1. This is some really good information about mold removal. I liked that you pointed out that you should get things like leaky pipes fixed. I know that I wouldn't want any mold to come back. Fixing things like that would definitely help with that.
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