How to Remove Mold From Cork Board

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Things You'll Need

  • Spray bottle

  • White vinegar

  • Soft cloth

Cork board

Mold grows when you leave a damp item in a dark, damp area. Vinegar kills mold and won't discolor a cork board like bleach. Vinegar also kills odor from mold. The vinegar smell disappears after drying, so don't worry about a lingering vinegar smell. Prevent future mold from growing by storing cork boards in a dry place. Occasionally spraying a cork board with vinegar also helps prevent mold.


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Step 1

Remove all tacks and other items from the cork board.

Step 2

Fill the spray bottle with vinegar.

Step 3

Spray the mold with the vinegar.

Step 4

Use the soft cloth the gently wipe away the mold. Cork crumbles so don't press hard or scratch at the board.

Step 5

Spray the board again and let it sit out to dry. The vinegar soaks into the cork and kills deep mold.



Racheal Ambrose

Racheal Ambrose started writing professionally in 2007. She has worked for the minority publishing company Elite Media Group Inc., Ball Bearings online magazine, "Ball State Daily News" and "The Herald Bulletin." Her articles focus on minority and women's issues, children, crafts, housekeeping and green living. Ambrose holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Ball State University.