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Old 04-11-2011, 12:32   #16
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Re: Mildew on Wood Veneer Floor

Are you saying the wood got soft in 5 days? That doesnt make sense. Or is it just the finish that go t soft? Are those separate planks of wood? or plywood? You could just replace them. Either way, you will never match the filled area. But no big deal on the floor.
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Thanks for all the input guys. The wood isn't readily removable but all the hatches are open and fans are on it. I think it is the finish that is soft the wood is fine
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Re: Mildew on Wood Veneer Floor

if you are adverse to bleach microban has a great product that has a much sweeter smell. could be worth having just clean up other poorly ventilated areas
Microban Disinfectant Mildewcide, Bactericide, Deodorizer
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I use vinegar to kill mold. Don't like messing around with bleach...
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Re: Mildew on Wood Veneer Floor

just not as effective and harder to apply.
According to the Rhode Island Department of Health - Environmental Health Risk Assessment, vinegar is successful at killing eighty-two percent of mold spores that are present within a specified area. With the Environmental Protection Agency informing the public to stop using bleach as a routine practice during mold remediation, this makes vinegar a clear-cut environmental friendly alternative for homeowners everywhere. The Department of Health in Rhode Island suggests that when vinegar is used to eliminate mold the following procedures should be followed.
  • Using a spray bottle, pour in straight vinegar.
  • Spray the entire area that is affected by mold.
  • Leave the vinegar on the area without rinsing and allow the area to dry naturally.
  • The smell from the vinegar will disappear over a short period.
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Re: Mildew on Wood Veneer Floor

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According to the Rhode Island Department of Health - Environmental Health Risk Assessment, vinegar is successful at killing eighty-two percent of mold spores that are present within a specified area.

Rhode Island has a Dept of Health ???
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they -- add some fiber of teak sandings to thicken the epoxy and have it same color as wood, and put it into gaps. it will cure same color as wood. prep for varnish or whatever your finish of choice is--do NOT bleach it-- the cleaning will do that.if your filler is from the boxes you can buy--the finished result will be white plastic--use teakwood sandings for the filler, so it is teak colored
Zeehag, This is that 77 year old sailor butting in..! From my experience, teak sandings must be oven dried. Regular teak sandings carry moisture and the epoxy won't set up. Or it will just set up mushy.
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