Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Mold on Paper Surfaces - Tips to Stop Mold Growth

Have you found mold on paper surfaces - such as important old documents, or even old money?

The first thing to do is to put the papers into a freezer-safe bag and pop into the freezer. This will stop the growth of mold.

This page from AntiqueWeb (who deal with a lot of moldy, urm antique, items) shows how they deal with moldy paper surfaces:
Antique Web's Article

Once the papers are thoroughly dried, you can usually use a dry chemical sponge specifically made for this purpose. Another helpful resource is this article about emergency salvage of papers:


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