How do I Clean Mold on Cane?
Cane can be used in the complete design of furniture, or the natural material can provide a comfortable seat or back on a wood- or metal-framed chair or bench. No matter how it is used, cane needs careful attention and cleaning, especially if mold should appear.
Inspect all of your cane furniture on a regular basis in order to catch an outbreak of mold in its beginning stages. Be mindful that if you live in a warm and humid part of the country, then the likelihood of the presence of mold increases. Also, be particularly mindful of mold when storing cane furniture for a long period of time.
To clean mold from cane furniture use a strong solution of bleach added to a mixture of warm soapy water. Mix the bleach in a 1 to 10 ratio with water before adding it to the soap mixture. Scrub gently with a bristle brush and make sure the chair or bench is thoroughly rinsed before drying. To dry the piece of cane furniture, set it outside on a warm and sunny, windy day, if possible.
Vinegar is a natural cleaning agent that is toxic to 82 percent of all mold species. Place the vinegar in a plastic spray bottle and spray the infected area several times over a three- or four-day period. There is no need to rinse afterward.