Moldy Book

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Registered: 07-05-1998
Moldy Book
Mon, 02-28-2011 - 8:56pm

Does anyone know how to get rid of mold on a book, a friend of mine found an old book she would like to keep but it has mold on it.


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Registered: 03-01-2003
In reply to: tina35
Tue, 03-01-2011 - 7:17am

This sounds like it should work:

Physical removal: Dust away any loose mildew with a fine brush. If the book is damp, dry it completely. Then apply hydrogen peroxide or denatured alcohol to the book with a lint-free cloth to kill the mildew. Blot away excess liquid and dry the book thoroughly.

Chemical removal: Remove dark mildew stains with diluted peroxide bleach or lemon juice. Apply sparingly and dry thoroughly afterward. Dry the book in the sun if you use lemon juice. I understand that lemon juice is acidic which is not a friend of paper. I don't know about peroxide though.

Smell removal: Use activated charcoal and or baking soda in a sealed container to remove smell.

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Registered: 03-18-1999
In reply to: tina35
Tue, 03-01-2011 - 6:13pm

There are several links on about removing mildew and removing mold from books.

I pulled the one listed below witgh instructions but also listed several other links for you.

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