Greetings gathered gang of experts -
Several years ago I turned a bowl from padouk .... nice enough job - 8-9"
diameter and 2 1/2" high. I sat on the shelf and got greener by the day.
I boxed it up and sotred it above the garage ... 8 years ago. I dug it out
yesterday ... steel wooled and waxed it, and already it's turning fuzzy
I'm about ready to immerse it in vinegar .... amonia ??? I dunno ...
something has to kill the growing menace.
Any of you ever encounter this? Any idea how to attack the problem?
Thanks, as always,
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Soak in holy water overnight, have an imam pray towards Mecca three times, have
a rabbi use it in a tevilah, and invoke the power of Woden and Thor (ideally
without blood sacrifice, but I'm not judging.)
I wonder if freezing it would work but I'm not suggesting that because I don't
know the moisture content.....
Here in NC, USA leaving it in the sun for a day would probably do it.....ship it
to me after Irma passes I'll give it a go.
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They say the only cure for mildew is sunlight, but personally I think
oxygen is a big part.
In the winter when its wet I have to be really careful with bath
towels. They want to mildew at the drop of a hat.
I accidentally found that if I hang one in front of a running fan and
force air though it? It kills the mildew in minutes flat. Its become a
customary thing for me. Use the towel then hang it over a running fan
for a few minutes, then go ahead and hang it normally to finish dry. It
gets me by.
Meanwhile I would put my bowl where the sun can get to it for a day or
Oh also, another trick.
My mother used to live in east Texas. You could literally swim down
the street from the humidity. Unlike anything else I ever experienced.
The bathroom was a continuous struggle for everyone. Mold would sprout
so fast and fierce as to grab you in the shower and take you down.
It was discovered that lemon oil furniture polish would keep it at
bay when nothing else would.
All the girls in Hemphill Texas swear by it.
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On 2017-09-12 12:53 PM, scott grandstaff wrote:
> h also, another trick.
> My mother used to live in east Texas. You could literally swim down
> the street from the humidity. Unlike anything else I ever experienced.
> The bathroom was a continuous struggle for everyone. Mold would sprout
> so fast and fierce as to grab you in the shower and take you down.
> It was discovered that lemon oil furniture polish would keep it at
> bay when nothing else would.
> All the girls in Hemphill Texas swear by it.
I thought that lemon oil was actually just mineral oil with a bit of
scent and colouring added. Apparently it's mainly water, with some
hydrocarbons added ...
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