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Potting shed "mould" - what's best way to clean and prevent?

Potting shed "mould" - what's best way to clean and prevent?


Old 02-16-05, 01:09 PM
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Potting shed "mould" - what's best way to clean and prevent?

Our Potting shed has developed streaks of strange furry, powdery greeny black mould or mildew on it wooden ceiling. How should I clean this and what should I do to prevent it? There is damp on the cupboard doors also but this seems different being dirty black. How should I remove that to make sure it doesn't return?

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Old 03-18-05, 10:07 AM
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Mold is bad in a shed where you plant seeds: this is the cause of seedlings 'damping off'.

I've wiped down moldy and mildewed areas with chlorine bleach. It'll kill anything, but it will probably come back in such a damp environment.

For the long term I treated the wood in my greenhouse with copper naphthenate when I built it and so far nothing has attacked the wood. I had to wait for weeks before using it though to let the fumes dissipate. Zinc Naphthenate would probably do as well and is colorless and not as smelly.

Regards, Brent.

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