How to clean mould off wood: Spot, treat and prevent the issue

wooden planks with black mould
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Questioning how to clean mould off wood? We have the answers — from easy and cheap natural solutions you can try out yourself, to some of the best tried-and-tested products on the market. 

Just as when removing mould from walls, the approach you take when it comes to ridding any woodwork in your home of mould will need to be a multi-layered approach. While getting rid of the visible marks and stains might not be too much trouble, it is vital that the underlying cause of the mould is dealt with — both to prevent the problem from reoccurring, as well as to protect the health of the occupants of your home. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.