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mold on stored plywood

by fiddlebanshee
posted 09-25-2018 05:17 PM


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Flyfisherlady

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#1 posted 09-25-2018 07:52 PM

Hello,
I’m new here. I am moving my woodshop from an old basement shop into my garage. I had to stop my woodworking because of a real job and life got real busy. Now years later I’m back to making sawdust.
My moldy plywood is birch ply. I can not image using it, except I’m making a strip canoe and need plywood forms.
I thought I would let it dry. I’ll make sure ply is still holding. I have a full face hepa filtter system that I will wear to knock the mold off with a sander. Then I was going to “kilz” it. Any and all pieces not up to snuff will be burned.
My full size sliding crosscut table made with baltic birch was damaged. I’m just going to build it over.
Good luck

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lumbering_on

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#2 posted 09-25-2018 09:27 PM

Mold on plywood isn’t usually a big deal. Try using soap and water, and if that works, you’re done. If not, let it dry then use a diluted bleach solution, something around 1:4, and let it dry for a day. Then do a light sanding and use a damp cloth to wipe it down.

Make sure you always wear a respirator to avoid any bleach or mold, and then a standard N95 mask when sanding.

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pottz

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#3 posted 09-25-2018 10:27 PM

you might want to invest in a good dehumidifier,but if you only go in once a year that may still be a problem since most need to have the water drained regularly.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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fiddlebanshee

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#4 posted 09-25-2018 10:39 PM



you might want to invest in a good dehumidifier,but if you only go in once a year that may still be a problem since most need to have the water drained regularly.

- pottz


The AC iand heating is being fixed, so hopefully we will not have this problem in the future. And.. I hope to be able to spend more time in there from how on!

-- As if I needed another hobby!

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